Friday, December 28, 2012

Carving Instructions - Photos

The main thrust of this blog is beginners and beyond.  Well, that's about all whittlers and wood carvers.  We've all heard the phrase "A picture is worth a thousand words".  Does this mean that when describing the step-by-step carving process, it becomes more clear if the steps are supported by photos?  There are several ways one may approach this.  One may write out the step-by-step carving process, and leave it up to the reader to follow these steps.  But if you think about it, there are an awful lot of separate steps to carving just about anything.   Or one may support each of these written steps with a photo.  Then of course time and space may require one to combine steps and support the combination of steps with a representative photo.

Any comments on this?

The question becomes; how many steps can be combined and supported by one photo, and still be easily followed by a beginner or a newer carver?

Leave a comment and let us know your ideas......


Michael Short said...

I personally like it when there are photos and aleast a brief description. Being relatively new to carving I find this helps alot. Thanks.

Dolledokus said...

For a beginner i think it`s nice to have both. Pictures from different angles, some tekst, short and to the point. After that, it is up to the beginner to discover. After that it`s try try try and along the way you will discover other things. That`s the nice thing of discovering. I have discovered things just by trying. Trail and error is the best way.

Some advice to all beginners concerning the dicovering, and i speak from experience, lol!
Keep the bandaids within hand reach!!, lol.

Greets all.