To see how good a person's craftsmanship is, one only needs to observe his tools and the maintenance and finishing of the tools can also prove the quality of the laborer.
The wood carving technique is the author's approach to image and space in wood carving. This technique is mainly embodied in the sense of cutting down the carving and engraving, exactly from the outside to the inside, step by step by subtracting the waste material, step by step, the shape of the excavation will be revealed. Only skilled mastery of a variety of carving techniques and continue to accumulate experience, in order to achieve the ideal really belong to their own knife, the main carving techniques are: flat knife block method, round knife carving method; relief, shallow carving, carving, transparent carving, hollow carving, through the carving, three-dimensional round carving. Good carving techniques also need to have the right tools in order to carve out a variety of sizes, shades of different patterns to, the tool is the carver engaged in the creation of the most direct assistant and companion. Today we will talk about its carving steps!
1、Usually to draw creative draft, and then enlarged to the wood with ink line outline;
2、Rough blank is the foundation of the whole work, it is a concise geometric form to sum up all the ideas of modelling, requirements to achieve a hierarchy, dynamic, proportionality and coordination, the centre of gravity is stable and strong sense of totality, the initial formation of the work of the outer contours and the inner contours; chisel rough blanks: from the bottom to the bottom, from the front to the back, from the surface to the inside, from the shallow to the deep, one layer to advance;
3、Finishing: using fine carving and thin knife method to repair the knife marks and chisel dirt in the fine blanks, so that the surface of the work is detailed and perfect;
4、Sanding: according to the needs of the work, the wood carving with different thicknesses of woodworking sandpaper rubbing. Requirements for the first coarse sandpaper, then fine sandpaper, to follow the direction of the wood fibre sanding, until the desired effect;
5、Coloring and Varnishing: with a hard brush, a small hard brush, a colour mixing tank. Colouring pigments generally refer to water-soluble ones, such as gouache, watercolour or shoe polish, which are characterized by small coverage and strong permeability.