Professional artists and amateurs alike know that delving into a new technique or medium can be a daunting task. Whether you’re an oil painter who’s tackling charcoal or a lover of graphite experimenting with color, stepping outside of your artistic comfort zone is overwhelming, but totally worth it.
And Joe Hollenbeck of Hollenbeck Woodworks knows a thing or two about that. Tackling one of the most difficult methods of all, he started creating detailed woodcarvings using a few simple tools. The resulting pieces are indicative of natural skill — and he’s only been at it for a year.