Mark N. Akers
is an award winning woodcarver and has been carving for a little over
twenty years. He is a member of The National WoodCarvers Association
as well as many local woodcarving clubs. A
self-taught carver, who is well known for his distinctive clean-cut
style of carving. He enhances his self-taught style by hosting and
attending seminars often taught by professional carvers. Mark
is well known for his Wood Spirit Faces which he portrays in wall
hangings, masks, and brooms. His Wood Spirit Faces appear most often
in butternut, cottonwood bark, bristlecone pine, and basswood. After
carving some are finished with a brushing of linseed oil while others
are touched with acrylics. Although they are all Wood Spirit Faces,
Mark's artistic eye ensures each finished piece is an entirely
different work of art. Mark also enjoys carving caricatures, Christmas ornaments, elves, gnomes, and Santas for which he has won numerous awards.
Visit his Website at www.carvingsbymarkakers.com.
Watch our exclusive interview with award winning caricature carver Mark Akers.
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Carved from a block (not a roughout), This Civil War Bust was created as an entry into the CCA National Competition. In this 2 DVD set, find out how Mark creates his excellent
face detail, as well as his techniques for carving hair, clothes, eyes and
buttons. This carving is from a blank piece of wood, not a roughout. It can be made into a bust or bottle stopper.
Carving a Wood Spirit in Cotton Wood Bark
is known as a caricature carver but he started out carving Wood Spirit
Faces. Using his usual insight and teaching skill, Mark shows you how
to lay out the face, rough out the carving all the way to detailing an
excellent Wood Spirit Face. Learn how to carve Cotton Wood Bark like an
expert. You'll learn to create Wood Spirits that you'll be proud to
show your friends.
Carving an Elf Ornament
Every year Mark creates a new Christmas Ornament. This year he has
designed a hanging Elf Ornament. With his usual detail, Mark teaches
you his step-by-step process of creating an excellent caricature face.
From big ears, beard to eyes and hat, you'll learn to carve this
ornament like a pro.
is known for his face and eye detail. In this video get an up close
look at how he creates such wonderful detail. Mark also shows you how
to carve a shirt with collar and how to make a button. Hair detail and
clothing wrinkles are also discussed.
santa bust was created as an entry into the 2008 CCA Competition and
the 2008 Santa Carving Contest. Find out how Mark creates his excellent
face detail, as well as his techniques for carving hair, clothes and
Mark carve a Santa Christmas Ornament from an available roughout. See
his techniques for carving hair and eyes, as well as adding folds to
clothing such as Santas hat.
how Mark paints and finishes his carvings. Mark walks you through step
by step instructions on how to achieve the look that he is so known for.