Cary Schwarz and Schwarz Productions (TJ Schwarz) presents something for beginner and advanced leather carvers.
This DVD is a tutorial that breaks down the design-on-paper into bite sized pieces. It is a series of exercises where the viewer, with pencil and sketchbook in hand follow line-for-line a variety of flowers, leaves and scrolls. These exercises force the student to focus on the visual information as it is laid down. I’ve used these exercises dating back a number of years with good results for a range of abilities. Approximately 45 minutes of instruction.
REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
Not only is Cary an exceptional artist and craftsman, he is a great communicator and teacher who is more than willing to share his knowledge with anyone wanting to learn. Careful attention was paid to correct camera angle so you can see the work being done rather than the back of a hand. Both DVDs are full of valuable information, a real asset for anybody doing or wanting to learn flower stamping.
Steve Sherrill (Virginia)
The presentation flows nicely. The various principles of design and layout that you utilize are well presented. It is one of the few that covers design and layout of tooling patterns from the standpoint of a saddle. Thanks for documenting and sharing your process.
Ben Cox (Texas)
I found Cary an excellent and patient teacher who willingly shared his knowledge. To my opinion, this DVD set is the perfect choice for beginners and professionals – in any case it’s a “must have” for every leathercrafter’s personal library.
Wolfgang Fey (Saddlemaker, Germany)
Just got my three Cary Schwarz DVD’s last Friday. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve learned over the weekend, just about wore them out. I got the Floral Design, Floral Design II and the Floral Carving. I’ve been in this business for more years than I want to say, but always want to learn more with every day. Cary has done a fine job of explaining everything step by step and even drawing along with him. My hat is off to Cary for the fine job he has done for our craft. My only hope now is to meet this fine Gentlemen someday. Cary thanks for everything and more importantly your friendship.
Lee York (Arkansas)