Carving the Native American takes the reader step-by-step through the creation of an expressive Native American bust. From starting with a clay model| to blocking out your carving| to shaping and detailing the tiniest curves of the face| all the way to staining and finishing| it guides you through the entire process of sculpting a large lifelike bust. Both beginning and veteran carvers will discover practical techniques and strategies to apply to any large sculptural carving. Sketch guides are provided to help you shape a realistic face| along with comprehensive instructions and hundreds of revealing photographs of work in progress. The author’s original sketches and personal sidebars throughout this book offer revealing insights for a new generation of sculptors. A beautiful full color gallery presents an inspirational selection of his most magnificent work.