Decorative Decoy Carver's Portfolio

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Decorative Decoy Carver's Ultimate Painting and Pattern Portfolio

When world champion waterfowl carvers talk about early influences on their careers, they usually mention Bruce Burk. Now duck carvers of all levels can improve the quality of their work with guidance from this legendary artist. Decorative Decoy Carver’s Ultimate Painting & Pattern Portfolio, Revised Edition offers a classic portfolio of Burk’s detailed color patterns and finishing tips and techniques. For carvers who have difficulty in making their own drawings—or those with limited access to live or mounted birds—this book will become a priceless tool in carving award-winning realistic decoys. Inside you’ll find an introduction that includes practical advice on photography, color, competitions, and working with patterns. This is followed by page after page of full color carving patterns and detailed paint mixing instructions for 16 of the most popular and beautiful species, including both drakes and hens. 224 pages. Softcover.