Creating Lifelike Figures In Polymer Clay
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With more than 400 step-by-step photographs in full colour plus200 detailed drawings, polymer-clay crafters everywhere can learnhow to sculpt realistic 6?- 8? figures using the author?s simpletechnique. The author, Katherine Dewey, a well-known polymer clayteacher and sculptor, shares a wealth of information in such detailthat they?re accessible even to beginning sculptors. She covers theessentials of working with polymer clay, the fundamentals offigurative modeling (including measuring to achieve the rightproportions in any scale), and how to make the tools that willensure success. She shows readers how to recreate faces andexpressions, male and female torsos, legs, hands and feet, allusing a simple ?appliqu?technique, in which clay is built up ratherthan carved away. Then, of course, there are finishing touches likeclothing and costumes, paint and fibre, and - for those seeking atouch of fancy - a simple method for creating incredibly realisticbutterfly or fairy wings. Topics include: selecting clay, makingmodelling tools, proportioning figures, posing, ethnic and gendersubtleties, facial expressions, costumes in clay, and finishingtouches.ISBN13: 9780823015030
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