Mar 252013
 

11 Step – Basic Woodspirit Carving Tutorial

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Basic Woodspirit

Basic Woodspirit

Tools and Materials for Basic Woodspirit Carving  Tutorial

Walking Stick

Carving Knife

Carving Glove/Thumb Guard

Draw Knife (Not Required but Handy)

V-tool (Not Required but Handy for Notch Cuts)

Pencil

Gouge (Not Required but Handy for removing wood)

Woodspirit Tools

Woodspirit Tools

  1. Choose Walking Stick

This step is pretty self-explanatory.  

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial Step 2

  1. Remove Bark in Area of Face and Angle Face

Using a draw knife if you have one available remove the bark in the area that the face and beard will be carved. Using a draw knife or roughing knife, angle the face area to a point along the center of the face.

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial Step 3

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial Step 3

 

  1. Notch Eye Line and Bottom of Nose

Using a carving knife, make a notch cut along the eye line and another notch cut below the nose.

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial Step 4

  1. Draw Sides of Nose and Stop Cut

Using a pencil, draw in the sides of the nose and then use your carving knife to make a stop cut along the line.

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial Step 5

  1. Remove up to Sides and Under Nose

Carve up to the stop cut line to remove the wood on the sides of the nose.  Remove some wood under the nose to help it stand out from the face.

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial Step 6

  1. Shave Sides of Nose & Round Bottom Corners of Nose

Make a slight upward and inward sweeping cut on each side of the nose to shape the nose.  Also round the corners of the nose by making a slightly angled cut on the corners.

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial Step 7

  1. Triangle Cut at Corners of Nose

Make three cuts to form a triangle at the corners of the nose.

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial Step 8

  1. Soften Eyebrow and Notch Cut above Eyebrow

Soften the eyebrow by slightly shaving off the sharp edge and then make a shallow notch cut above the eyebrow area to form a mound for the eyebrow.

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial Step 9

  1. Outline Mustache with Sliver Cuts and Round Mouth Mound

Make long sliver cuts to outline the mustache area.  Round the mouth mound into the smile lines.

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial

Basic Woodspirit Tutorial Step 10

  1. Detail Mustache, Beard and Eyebrows

Using long “S” and “C” cuts fill in the mustache and beard areas.

Basic Woodspirit

Basic Woodspirit

  1. Detail the Eyes with an Indention

Use your carving knife to stab the point into the eyes at the place that you want the pupils to be. This will create an indention that will represent the pupil.  Doing this will give the impression that the eyes are looking at something.

 

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11 Step Basic Woodspirit Carving Tutorial

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