The process of wood carving
1,Usually, we need to draw the creative draft first, and then enlarge it to the wood with the ink line outline;
2, rough blank is the foundation of the entire work, it is a concise geometric form to summarize all the ideas of modeling, the requirements of a hierarchy, momentum, proportionality and coordination, the center of gravity is stable and strong sense of totality, the initial formation of the work of the outer contours and the inner outlines; chiseling rough blanks: can be from the bottom to the bottom, from the front to the back, from the table to the inside, from shallow to deep, layer by layer to advance. When chiseling rough blanks, it is also necessary to pay attention to leave room for maneuver, just like cutting clothes, to be appropriately relaxed.
Folk jargon says: "stay fat can change the small, but worry about the barren hard to regain fat, the distance should be small not big, remember that carving is subtractive." Chiseling fine blanks: first from the overall perspective, adjust the ratio and various layouts, and then the specific form of the gradual implementation and shaping, to leave room for the repair of light. At this stage, the volume and lines of the work have become clear, so the knife is required to be rounded and smooth, with full expressive power;
3, repair and light: the use of fine carving and thin knife method to repair the fine blanks in the knife marks chisel dirt, so that the surface of the work is detailed and perfect. Requirements for clear and fine knife traces, or rounded, or board straight, or rough, and strive to accurately express the intent of the work;
4, sanding: according to the needs of the work, the wood carving with different thicknesses of woodworking sandpaper rubbing. Requirements for the first coarse sandpaper, then fine sandpaper. To follow the direction of the wood fiber sanding, until the desired effect;
5, coloring varnish: with a hard brush, a small hard brush, a color mixing tank. The pigments for coloring generally refer to water-soluble ones, such as gouache, watercolor or shoe polish. They are characterized by small coverage and strong penetration. Acrylic paints for oil painting should not be used.
The method of wood carving coloring is mainly to master the wood and pattern still visible under the coverage of pigment, and some wood grain is more clear through coloring. Therefore, it should not be too thick when mixing the color, the ratio of pigment to water is 30:1, and it should be appropriately thin and transparent. So that even if more than a few times, the wood will not be covered, if the color is properly blended, coloring the brush brush should not contain too much water, do not rush, otherwise some deep concave place to accumulate color easy to produce uneven results.
Coloring is not only to make up for certain wood deficiencies or defects, but also play a role in enriching the beauty of the material texture and the beauty of the form of the work. Therefore, when coloring the work should be discretionary, the requirements of the work as much as possible to reflect the form of the content of the demand, and in line with the natural wood of all kinds of beauty.
Wood carving on the color do not immediately wipe the light. Must wait for dry (about 12 hours later), with a clean cloth to wipe vigorously until a uniform luster, to achieve a smooth feel. Some works can be depending on the situation to rub some leakage, so that the base color of the wood is slightly exposed, forming a rich color feeling, but also strengthen the sense of hierarchy of the work.
When we finished carving a piece of work, liberated from the intense work, see their own hand-made works, such as the birth of life, there will be a kind of success and harvest of pleasure, savor like going through the process of death and life, which is the charm of creation, but really feel it this endless charm, but to really feel it this endless charm, need to carve and practice more, more pondering, familiarity begets mastery, in order to form their own artistic language and style, and then they can form their own artistic language and style. Only then can we form our own artistic language and style.