Carving Project Canada S Bluenose Was A Positively Magnificent Ship And An Important Part Of Canada S History Many Of Us Know The Bluenose Because Of Its Long Time Appearance On Our Dime Coin Its Splendid Set Of Sails Makes It A Perfect Subject For The Negative Carving Process Known As Intaglio Which Was Introduced In My Last Article Canadian Woodworking Apr May 06 Issue 41
Carving project canada s bluenose was a positively magnificent ship and an important part of canada s history many of us know the bluenose because of its long time appearance on our dime coin its splendid set of sails makes it a perfect subject for the negative carving process known as intaglio which was introduced in my last article canadian woodworking apr may 06 issue 41 is post about Magazine bookmarked by roy with ID 12743785522 was uploaded on 01-02-2019 and has been viewed 397,840 times.
The Bluenose The process of "intaglio" carving is much different than carving "in-the-round".When carving in-the-negative (intaglio), the elements closest to the viewer are carved deepest while the elements furthest from the viewer require little or no wood removal.
Usually, carving (in-the-positive) is a process of refinement; that is, general shapes are followed by the creation of masses, then the addition of details on those masses.For intaglio, one should think of creating layers from the background to the foreground.
A 6" x 8" x ½" piece of basswood is suitable for this project.Making sure that the wood grain runs horizontally will enhance the look of the sky and water.Create A SceneAs in an oil painting, the background is done first to set the scene.
Since the sky just above the tree line is farthest from the viewer, the first step is to carve the land mass between the sky and the shoreline.Use a #7 gouge to remove a very thin layer of wood.Random texturing adds realism.
Establish the shoreline by making a shallow, straight cut with your V-gouge.Then, create the water surface by tapering the wood from the shoreline to the front edge of your wood block....