Thinking Inside the Roughout leads new and experienced carvers through the creative, carving, and painting process of 28 of America? top caricature carvers. In each chapter, a member of the Caricature Carvers of America creates a unique carving, starting from the same generic roughout. Included is a step-by-step chapter describing the carving process, beginning with the roughout and ending with painting and antiquing the finished piece. Individualized chapters describe the artist? approach to developing an idea, including tips on carving and painting through full-color photos and text. Additional carvings from the generic roughout are featured in a gallery at the back of the book.
The Caricature Carvers of America? most recent project offers a comprehensive look into the creative thinking and carving process by 28 of America? leading caricature carvers. Each member creates a unique carving from the same generic roughout in this project, designed to ?tretch?the imagination. Included is a step-by-step chapter, beginning with the roughout and ending with a completed carving. CCA members have individualized chapters that describe their personal approach to developing their idea, including tips on carving, painting, and finishing each piece, through full-color photos and text. Included is a gallery of additional carvings from the generic roughout.

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