Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay
Tools & Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures
By Katherine Dewey
(Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780823015030, 144pp.)
Publication Date: April 29, 2008
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* More than 400 step-by-step full-color photos and 200 drawings
* Innovative techniques, taught by a master
* Inspiring ideas, practical information
Anyone who has ever marveled over Katherine Dewey's amazing creations has wondered, "How did she "do" that?" In "Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay," the renowned artist reveals exactly how she makes her incredible human figures and fantasy characters--and how polymer-clay crafters everywhere can do the same. With more than 400 step-by-step photographs in full color plus 200 detailed drawings, Dewey teaches how to sculpt realistic figures in any scale using her simple applique approach. She covers the entire process: selecting clay, making modeling tools, proportioning figures, posing, ethnic and gender subtleties, facial expressions, costumes in clay, and finishing touches. For anyone who loves fantasy, romance, nature--or sophisticated crafting--this book is a must-have.