The coyote is one of the more playful members of the wildlife world, while imbued with insight and wisdom. A popular animal to carve in many media, it comes to life again in this illustrated guide for carving a coyote in soapstone. Using only a chisel, a file, and a rasp, step-by-step instructions and detailed photographs show how to accomplish each cut. Chapters include drawing and detailing the design, rounding the tail side, creating the leg and head, defining the paw, rounding the body, and finishing and polishing. Patterns and a gallery of completed works are also provided. It is a great project for children ages 8 and up, under adult supervision. Artists of all trades, especially woodworkers, will be enamored with this art form once they see how easy it is.
Lynn Bartlett has been selling sculpture quality soft stones for people to carve for 20 years. Tasha Unninayar has pursued the arts from a young age, from sculpting to photography and graphic design. Dawn Hartwig is an accomplished artist and teaches classes on a regular basis. She has been carving stone for over 20 years.