Realistic Dogs: A How -to Workbook for Carvers and Artists by Jack KochanRealistic Dogs: A How -to Workbook for Carvers and Artists by Jack Kochan

Realistic Dogs: A How -to Workbook for Carvers and Artists

byJack Kochan

Paperback | September 15, 2004

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Man's best friend receives top-billing in Realistic Dogs by renowned dog artist and carver Jack Kochan. Written for intermediate to advanced carvers using power carving tools, Realistic Dogs will show readers how to capture the unique personality found in a variety of dog breeds. Readers will find detailed carving guidance for long-haired dogs, short-haired dogs and puppies, including step-by-step instructions for a few dogs. By providing thorough tips and techniques illustrated with clear, full-color photography this book gives power carvers a valuable tool to follow for carving these breeds. Plus, author Jack Kochan provides a thorough sampling of expertly illustrated patterns for some of the country's top breeds, including: Pointer Greyhound Boxer Dalmatian Great Dane Golden Retriever And more Whether a family pet or hunting companion, dogs hold a special place in our hearts, and have been a favorite subject of carvers everywhere. Readers will benefit from the author's years of power carving experience with detailed instruction on all aspects of dog carving including anatomy, fur, tools, materials and finishing and will give the reader all the skills they need to become accomplished dog carvers.
A self-taught artist and avid woodcarver, Jack Kochan has been carving nearly twenty years. Though primarily a wildfowl carver, he is adept at many styles of carving from relief, to caricature, to realistic and covers a broad range of subject matter. Born and raised in the rolling hills of Berks County, Pennsylvania, he grew up with a ...
Title:Realistic Dogs: A How -to Workbook for Carvers and ArtistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.3 inPublished:September 15, 2004Publisher:FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1565232194

ISBN - 13:9781565232198

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents: About the Author iv Introduction 1 Chapter One: Canine Anatomy 3 Demonstration: A Tale of Two Tails 10 Chapter Two: Hair Growth 13 Demonstration: Creating Hair 19 Chapter Three: Carving Basics 21 Demonstration: Carving a Lhasa Apso 23 Chapter Four: Painting Basics 43 Demonstration: Painting a Dachshund 45 Chapter Five: Patterns 47 Great Dane, Alert Head Detail 48 Pattern 49 Great Dane, Standing Head Detail 50 Pattern 51 Pointer, On Point Head Detail 52 Pattern 53 Dachshund, Standing Head Detail 54 Pattern 55 Collie, Standing Head Detail 56 Pattern 57 Puppy, Running Head Detail 58 Pattern 59 Dalmation, Sitting Head Detail 60 Pattern 61 Dalmation, Standing and Sitting Pattern 62 Saint Bernard, Relaxed Pattern 63 Boxer, Sitting Head Detail 64 Pattern 65 Boxer, Standing Pattern 65 Greyhound, Standing Pattern 66 Golden Retriever, Playful Pattern 67