Carving Gargoyles, Grotesques, and Other Creatures of Myth

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Carving Gargoyles, Grotesques, and Other Creatures of Myth - History, Lore, and 12 Artistic Patterns

These mysterious beasts are a popular carving subject and anyone who has ever wanted to carve a gargoyle, grotesque, chimera or guardian, or just understand their differences, will devour this unique tutorial from renowned woodcarver, Shawn Cipa. This comprehensive start to finish guide to the process includes two complete step-by-step projects and an additional 10 original patterns for rowdy characters, like the Crouching Imp and the Screaming Keystone Grotesque. Featuring an 'Artist's Approach' in which author Shawn Cipa discusses important aspects of carving each piece this book also reveals unconventional finishing processes; the history, creation and symbolism of the gargoyle and his relatives; tips for securing and mounting work and 26 additional full page patterns for gargoyles, grotesques, chimeras and more.

ISBN: 9781565233294

Author: Shawn Cipa

Publisher: Fox Chapel

Imprint: Fox Chapel

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Binding: PB

 

Carving Gargoyles, Grotesques, and Other Creatures of Myth

 

 

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