Pack a punch of personality into small carving projects! Using a precut block and a few hand tools, Carving Little Caricatures is a must-have guide for woodcarvers of all skill levels to learn valuable techniques to add movement and expressive details into a small piece of wood. Featuring detailed overviews on tools and materials, basic cuts, painting, finishing, and other essential tips, this complete guide also includes 14 unique character designs for small, skill-building carvings. From a Santa and a gnome to a mountain man and more, all projects in this book can be carved with a standard-size piece of basswood. Caricature projects also slowly progress in difficulty with each design getting more dynamic and technical so you can incrementally build your skills.