To celebrate Heartwood Art carvings being featured in upcoming issue of Woodcarving Illustrated the “Follow My Carving” series was created to give you a an insider’s view on how the art is made.
Now that the trunk has a little bit of shaping, the knot hole can be made.
A flat gouge is held at an angle and the edges are defined. The center is scooped out with a micro gouge. Then, the middle area is flattened with the straight gouge and the process is repeated one or two more times. The result is a rather dimensional knot.
In the next installment the limbs are shaped.