Relief Carving Pt 2 archive

Monday 26 January 2009

Peter Benson continues his relief carving project, showing you how to achieve the angles


Relief carving is all about illusion - we only have a relatively thin piece of timber but need to create the illusion of depth.

The first and easiest way to do this is to recognise and establish any angles present in the picture - only too often these are not worked correctly in the carving and a very flat result is achieved. Here, we need to add a few lines first to identify work areas.

Click here for: Part 1, Part 3

David Preece

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"Relief carving is all about illusion"

Top Tips

- When carving in relief try not to keep your work on a flat surface all the time. Shadows play an important part in relief carving so set yours vertical to look at it. It will appear very different. You may even like to try carving it on a sloping board rather than a flat one