You can make character dolls and whimsical figures from polymer clay!.
Make friends with polymer clay - and family too! In this delightful, light-hearted book, Maureen Carlson will teach you how to sculpt unique clay figures of your favorite people.
You'll find everything you need to have fun and success - including a complete description of tools and supplies; general techniques for creating faces and bodies; and tricks for recreating the specific moods, expressions and features that capture the essence of a particular person. Before you know it, you'll be creating clay caricatures that are "almost real," full of personality, and guaranteed to make you smile!
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Understanding Polymer Clay: The Basics||11|
|Chapter 2||The Face as a Puzzle: Spatial Relationships||18|
|Chapter 3||The Basic Face: Learning to See the Shape of Things||27|
|Chapter 4||Make a Funny Face: Cartoon Characters||40|
|Chapter 5||Body Proportions: Caricaturing the Body||56|
|Chapter 6||Simple Cartoon Impressions: Using Accessories||65|
|Chapter 7||Almost "Real" Caricatures: Capturing a Likeness||84|
|Chapter 8||Turning Caricatures Into Dolls: Four Easy Doll Shapes||95|
|Chapter 9||Problems and Solutions||116|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book should be the number one guide for anyone wanting to learn to sculpt either real faces or charactures. The instructions are in depth and detailed beyond the level of any other guide I have ever used. After using the book to sculpt a few basic faces I was able to go on and create some original works, they make great Christmas and Birthday gifts. You never feel lost in the details, there is truly a progressive and artistic approach given to what could be an extremely complicated process. A must have!
A good book for learning how to make characters out of clay. Very clear instructions with plenty of information.