This is a 28-page book that teaches in 44 steps the carving of the head of a deer that sits on a shelf. Each step is accompanied by a picture showing the state of the deer after the step instructions have been completed. The book teaches in 6 steps the painting of the deer with acrylic paints; it provides color charts and eyes painting pictures. The book teaches the antiquing process with linseed oil.
The figure below shows the Page 18 of the book as a sample. The pictures of this book are in black and white.
The deer of this book has small antlers and humble eyes. The face is square and the nose occupies a good space of the face.The figure is an easy piece to carve.
You can modify the deer once you have learned the carving basics. He would appreciate larger antlers. Carve antlers from a scrap pieces of wood, drill holes at the bottom and insert small dowels. Choose impressive patterns. Drill holes instead of carving small antlers on top of the head of the deer. You can install the antlers permanently with glue or keep them removable and try different patterns.
Note: Ready-made head blanks are available for purchasing through this website.
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