Carving Project Intaglio The Reverse Of Relief Carving Is An Age Old Carving Technique It Involves Carving Everything Below The Surface Of The Wood In Other Words Intaglio Is Carving Negative Rather Than Positive Shapes
Carving project intaglio the reverse of relief carving is an age old carving technique it involves carving everything below the surface of the wood in other words intaglio is carving negative rather than positive shapes is post about Magazine bookmarked by floyd with ID 13330836134 was uploaded on 29-03-2019 and has been viewed 310,944 times.
Intaglio Revisited Conceptually, intaglio seems complex.In practice, however, it is quite straightforward.One has only to remember the following guideline: the most distant features are carved first and shallow, while features in front are carved last and deep.
The familiar technique of 'chip carving' is a form of intaglio.In its traditional form, 'chip carving' is done with a knife and involves the creation of precise flat-sided shapes in symmetrical patterns.
In contrast, I have found great pleasure in pieces, like this project, that are comprised exclusively of curved surfaces made with a variety of gouges.The manner in which these curved surfaces reflect light results in a delightful optical illusion that cannot be achieved with chip carving.
Pattern Preparation and AnalysisFor this project use a 6" x 6" piece of basswood.I used a piece that was ½" thick although ¼" would have done just as well.To provide superior contrast on the finished carving, paint the surface with black gesso and let it dry thoroughly.
Then, trace the pattern onto the painted surface.I positioned the pattern diagonally across the board to make better use of the available space.Before starting to remove wood, closely examine the pattern to determine what elements...