Carving Small Characters in Wood: Instructions & Patterns for Compact Projects with Personality

GMC Publications Carving Small Characters in Wood: Instructions & Patterns for Compact Projects with Personality

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This beginner-friendly book will have you carving tiny compact figures in no time! Lessons on:

  • Carving 101 - Get started with some basic wood carving information and the "whys" of small carvings
  • Carving 102 - Shaping the body & face, and dressing & painting your character
  • Carving 201 - Methods for ears, hair, expressions, hands, turning the character's head, and more
  • Carving 202 - Displaying your characters, references, a gallery, and your final challenge


Great for beginners, Carving Small Characters offers simple carving techniques in a smaller format to create compact caricatures.

This book starts you off with fun, easy lessons on carving a basic character, then slowly progresses into more complex challenges like creating features and expressions. Detailed directions and high-quality photography walk you through each lesson, from carving the body, face, and clothes to ears, hairstyles, and grimaces. A final chapter provides insight on displaying your caricatures, a bonus challenge, and an inspirational small character gallery.

Author and renowned caricature woodcarver Jack Price is the leading voice to learn from on how to create small statuettes! A well-respected carver, Price is also the author of the popular books Carving Compact Characters and 50 Character Patterns for Woodcarvers. Beginning his career in 1975, he has been specializing in compact figures since 1978, with most of his work ranging from 2-3 inches in height. Inside Carving Small Characters in Wood, you'll learn everything you need to know to carve mini wooden statuettes from the leading expert of carving 2-inch tall figures!

For beginner caricaturists, or carvers who want to learn how to create smaller figures, Carving Small Characters is packed with approachable carving techniques and progressive lessons that will help you create tiny figures with big personalities!

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