From the Back Cover
Desiree Hajny, wildlife artist extraordinaire, combines step-by-step how-to instruction with artist notes and reference guides to bring you this definitive guide to carving canines. The most recent addition to her Artistic Approach series, Carving Wolves, Foxes and Coyotes includes more than 140 step-by-step photos detailing how to carve, burn and paint a wolf. The author also includes natural history notes, anatomy sketches and reference photos for three members of the canine family: wolves, foxes and coyotes. Use the information to alter any one of the dozen patterns included in the book or combine details to design your own masterpiece. Inside you'll find: - step-by-step craving, burning and painting instruction for a walking wolf - illustrations detailing how to carve foxes, coyotes and more wolves - hair tracts showing how to burn realistic-looking fur - a number of different canine facial expressions sized to fit the author's patterns - patterns and information on carving pups and young foxes, wolves and coyotes - color-coded anatomy sketches to help you understand how the animals move - reference photos showing foxes, wolves and coyotes in their natural habitats - a gallery featuring canine carvings by the author.
About the Author
Desiree Hajny is the winner of many national and international awards for her carvings (13 "Best of" shows and 90 first-place honors), has been the featured artist for Sculpture Forum and Wildlife Art News, and is a contributing editor of Wood Carving Illustrated magazine. She lives in Eckert, Colorado.