In this two-volume set, esteemed decoy and pattern maker Bruce Burk provides time-and artist-tested patterns for 42 duck decoys. Similar in format, these companion volumes offer a wealth of patterns and techniques. Reference photographs taken from multiple angles help carvers familiarize themselves with the duck's actual features before they begin to carve. Outline-carving patterns guide intermediate carvers through the basic carving procedures. Paint-mixing instructions help create each specific duck's unique coloring. Full-color painting patterns show both the flow of the feathers and realistic, lifelike colors. This exhaustive reference includes patterns for the Black Duck, the Golden-Eye Drake, the Mallard Hen, the Lesser Scaup, and the Wood Duck Hen. Originally published in an oversized format, these new editions are a more convenient size and have a lay-flat concealed spiral binding.Burk, Bruce is the author of 'Decorative Decoy Carver's Ultimate Painting and Pattern Portfolio Dabbling and Whistling Ducks', published 2004 under ISBN 9781565232167 and ISBN 156523216X.