In this video, Ian takes you through the steps of carving an old church gargoyle from a single piece of wood. You will be guided through all the stages including:
- Copying shapes from the original drawings to the block of wood.
- Creating a negative are in the carving so that it will fit to the wall.
- Positioning difficult features such as the cheek grooves and the ears.
- Placing and carving the eyes
- Ensuring symmetry
- Creating a tooled finish