I suggest anyone interested in woodworking and especially carving to get the new book (available in electronic form) by Manuel Alrescatede. I just got my hands on a copy and I must say, it’s one of the best intros for newbies and beginners.
That wood carving allows you to create amazingly beautiful pieces is widely known, but there are many principles that you may not have heard about. In order to make really attractive objects that will serve as decorations in a given environment, not only is the skill of the hands and the good fantasy, but also some knowledge.
Consider the basic artistic and aesthetic principles that are taken into account by all professionals involved in the creation of wooden products.
Color is one of the most important principles. It is usually considered together with the size, shape, and location of the subject in space. The color must be selected to in with all elements in the environment.
Aspect ratio is a principle that shows the relationship between items in the product. Creating an item’s composition usually begins with a clearer view of the most common proportions. It then draws more attention to the individual details.
Symmetry and asymmetry is one of the main features of composition, which is responsible for the location of elements of an item in relation to an axis. Objects that are in peace are symmetrical in location, ensuring the equilibrium of all parts. Asymmetries are characteristic of moving subjects.
The scale is related to the size of all available elements. Small parts are suitable for small items and large ones.
Contrast-is based on opposing different opposites-light and dark, small and large, low and high, etc. If the contrast is correct, you can create a very expressive and remarkable product.
The composition tools listed here allow you to make products that are attractive on their own and harmoniously to the whole environment. The most remarkable items are those that are manufactured creatively and in a non-standard manner, but with basic principles in mind. They are professional and correct, but they also have something unusual that shows the author’s personality. These products can become the most visible parts of the interior, making it very original.