Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures

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How-tos by the master of realistic fanciful polymer figures! * 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 ...
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How-tos by the master of realistic fanciful polymer figures! * 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 appliqué 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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780823015030
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/29/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 179,117
  • Product dimensions: 8.53 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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Katherine Dewey has used polymer clay to create fanciful, exquisitely detailed sculptures for more than 30 years. She lives in Maxwell, Texas. Visit her on the web at elvenwork.com.
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  • Posted May 9, 2010

    Great book for sculpting realistic figures

    Katherine Dewey is a master at proportion. That is one of the most valuable aspects of her book. So many polymer clay artists seem to have difficulty with getting all portions of a clay figure correct. This book provides good instruction in this area. This is a very useful book for a serious clay artist.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    Best $20 i ever spent!!!!!!

    I love this book although i've only had it for 24 hrs, i made the hands just for practice, but OMG they are perfect!!!! This book is worth it's Weight in gold. Thank you katherine and when will "Making babies" be available? I will be a return custumer for sure. Dolly

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