Carving Light and Space into Sculpture

  This article is about the difficulties of carving light and space into sculpture to give a realistic three dimensional work that can be viewed from any dimension – even from the back – and will thrill the viewer with … Read More

Carving the Buckler – Archer’s Shield

  This article is about carving the Buckler – the Archer’s shield The rolled down hose and legs have been roughed in almost ready for the final cut, this gives proportion to the figure which helps with the visualisation of … Read More

Mary Rose Ballock Dagger

  The representation of a Mary Rose Ballock Dagger is now drawn in, outlined and roughed in. This was modeled on an original that was found on the Tudor Warship of Henry 8th, the Mary Rose. Its existence was a … Read More

Undercutting Creates Apparent Separation

A time-consuming skill in woodcarving explained: Undercutting creates apparent separation and here is a detailed explanation of how to do it:  What is Undercutting? Undercutting is the most difficult part of woodcarving and the energy that disproportionately goes into it … Read More

Undercutting towards the Final Cut

  Work has resumed on the Azincourt Tribute with undercutting towards the final cut on the purse and belt buckle. The completion of three smaller works reflecting the sequential order to shoot for the Archers, relate directly to the main … Read More

“Nestroque” Now Strike Order at Azincourt

“Nestroque” or Now Strike! was the order given at the battle of Azincourt by Sir Thomas Erpingham (Erpyingham)  which is captured in this beautiful wood carving by O H Boyd as part of his Azincourt Triptych and titled: The Fateful … Read More

Archer’s Hand Sculpture Woodcarving

The Archer’s Hand sculpture woodcarving This woodcarving is a beautiful table top representation of the hand of an Archer at Azincourt, mounted on a stainless steel plinth in the shape of the Azincourt Battlefield.

Carving Detail on the Azincourt Archers Tribute

  Work has recommenced on the archer after various distractions of other necessary work. The emphasis being on refining some of the detail before starting on the buckler which will require an addition of wood to that area, it was … Read More

Commission a Personal Portrait

Here’s How to Commission a Personal Portrait There are many reasons to commission a portrait artist: a family member, a Company Chairman, Headmaster, top Sportsman, new baby, Retirement Gift, Golden Wedding, Politician, Celebrity and many others.  

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