Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tutorial Anyone???

First of all I need to beg your forgiveness for not having posted for some time.  My body has been ravaged by the influenza virus for the past two weeks and I haven't felt much like carving.

Tip from the Stump:  get a flu shot!!! It's worth the prick and the price.

I'm always thinking ahead to my next project and since the Pegasus should be finished in the next couple of weeks - that is if I can stay healthy - I thought it might be fun to try doing a tutorial.  I love carving in every way, but I find the most joy and satisfaction in carving faces.  Capturing a facial expression is challenging, but truly rewarding.  So, I thought that we could start small and do a bust for my first tutorial, that is if there is enough interest from all of you to do so.

I would love to have some input from you on what you would most like to see for this project.  I thought that I would take suggestions from you, my faithful readers, as to what the subject of our little adventure together should be.  Leave me a comment or drop me an email at and let me know what you would be most interested in doing.  If I get enough response, I'll pick a subject from those submitted and we'll go through a step-by-step tutorial and complete a really neat piece together.


  1. Brandant,
    Yes, yes, yes. Please do! Tutorials are always welcome on my computer.

    Since Lynn D. is covering lots of Western characters, how about you bringing us some of your delightful courtesans? Jester, knight, queen, one of their near cousins? Would love to see any of them.

  2. I have done dozens of faces, some good, some...well, not so good. I have tried to follow "the rules" but when I do it always looks like crap!

    In general, the rest of the figure generally turns out looking pretty good (proportions, posture, positions of arms, legs, etc.) just not the face.

    There is a guy in our carving club that seems to be able to break *all* of the rules and come up with some of the best work I've seen. Unfortunately, he also seems interested in keeping all of his trade secrets to himself.

    The short of this rambling is that if you're willing to post a tutorial, I'll watch it!

  3. I am interested in any face tutorial. I do Santas mostly but anything is fine with me.