Here is a much requested video from your suggestions both here and on our facebook page! For the July Leather Tooling Series we are showing how to figure carve a horse’s head into leather. I am not the greatest figure carver out there and I still have a lot to learn on the subject, but I will attempt to show you what I do know. After that, you can seek out guidance from some of the greats out there… and there are many amazing figure carvers that you can learn from. Jim Linnell and Peter Main would be the two that I would highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already.
Here is a link to Jim Linnell’s website.
You can find Peter Main on facebook
If you would like to tool along with us in this tooling series, here is a link to a FREE copy of this pattern Click Here. Just enter your email address and we will shoot that out to you. It is a PDF file that you can download and print on your own printer.
This is video #2 in this series.
Tools used in this video:
-Barry King #45 Bargrounders
-Barry King thumbprint
-Craftool Seed Burst
-Barry King Mules Foot
-Barry King Lifters
The model for this project is an unknown Bay Gelding that resided on a place that borders us. I just liked the way the horse looked and took many photos of him for artwork reference. Not sure what happened to him, but we haven’t seen him in a long time… I like to think that he is somewhere on the rodeo trail or maybe just retired and moved to Florida.