Learning How to Draw What You Intend to Carve -Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Design/drawing for wood carving is not the same as design/drawing for fine art or
even sculpture. Fine art is considered 2D and sculpture/wood carving is
considered 3D. Wood carving is also a type of sculpture. But when compared, 2D
modeling is an additive process and wood carving is a deductive process. The art
of deduction is a little more complicated to draw. If, while carving, a 1/16″ is
removed from the wrong place, the effect on the final carving can be “gone with
Designing for wood carving causes the designer to think differently.
Plus, it is important to keep in mind the shape of the tool and the effect of the
cut. Learning how to draw what you intend to carve is a practice that is rarely, if
ever, taught. In this one day class Alexander will help students understand the
process of drawing deductively, which will make carving easier to understand.