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  • Steev
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    It depends on your drawing skills, I just get frustrated trying to draw what I want so I either find an image online or just start cutting. If you can draw passably well, it will help you visualize what you’re about to carve

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  • Claude
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    One advantage of first sketching on paper over sketching directly on the block of wood is that paper is easier to erase... I quite often make a rough sketch on paper just to get the size/proportions correct, as well as the placement of limbs/head... On something simple or that I only intend to make once, I will often just sketch directly on the wood. The paper sketch can be saved and later on traced with graphite paper to make a second, third, etc., carving very similar to the first.
    I agree with Merle - may help you a lot and certainly won't hurt.

    Claude

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi kiri, I feel it will help you a lot ,it sure won't hurt . Merle

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