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 roots are finished it’s time to start integrating them into the trunk and shaping it up to the first set of limbs.
The sides are gently tapered from the center out toward the edges. The trunk is cut under and sloping away from the first set of limbs, so they will give the illusion of coming forward and the trunk receding behind.
The next installment shows the creation of the big knot hole in the trunk.