Carving fish offers the widest possible wide range for artistic orginality and expression for the woodcarver. It is a new hobby in the world of decorative wildlife carving, one that is growing rapidly in popularity. Decorative Fish Carving, by world-champion carver Rick Beyer, is an excellent guide to the craft for those just starting out and an inspiration to all woodcarvers. Beyer explains which tools and wood types to use for specific pieces and provides explicit instructions for carving fish, paying careful attention to fish anatomy, fin movement, and attack positions. To aid in detailing, the book includes numerous close-up photographs, along with detailed procedures for achieving special color effects with paint. In additon, Beyer covers the important concepts of design and balance and tells how to mount the completed work.