Fantasy Creatures in Clay: Techniques for Sculpting Dragons, Griffins and More

Overview

Sculpt fascinating creatures!

Explore the world of clay and learn to create the dramatically beautiful forms of some of the most fearsome and awe-inspiring creatures your imagination can conjure. Ranging from ferocious dragons to regal griffins to magnificent underwater beasts—they're all here!

Inside you will learn simple techniques for creating realistic individual parts of fantasy creatures. Wings, horns and bodies—everything is covered ...

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Overview

Sculpt fascinating creatures!

Explore the world of clay and learn to create the dramatically beautiful forms of some of the most fearsome and awe-inspiring creatures your imagination can conjure. Ranging from ferocious dragons to regal griffins to magnificent underwater beasts—they're all here!

Inside you will learn simple techniques for creating realistic individual parts of fantasy creatures. Wings, horns and bodies—everything is covered here. Then you will discover innovative ways for assembling those parts to form characters straight from your imagination! From start to finish, you'll learn everything from brainstorming creature ideas to making the armature and building the body with clay to baking and mounting the creature onto a base. Everything you need to know to build your very own mythological menagerie!

So immerse yourself in these easy-to-learn demonstrations and practice the skills necessary to create realistic wings, paws, scales, fur, facial expressions, poses and so much more!

  • 65 step-by-step demonstrations
  • Create a sculpture from start to finish
  • Stunning galleries of finished sculptures, including dragons, a steampunk bird, a fiery dog and more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440336720
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/9/2014
  • Pages: 160

Meet the Author

Emily Coleman has been sculpting fantasy creatures for over a decade and taught traditional art at Full Sail University. She enjoys designing her own creatures, from concept to finished sculpture, and continues to sell her original sculptures and also works on commission. Visit her website at: http://emilysculpts.com.

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