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Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay

Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures

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Paperback published by Potter Craft (Crown Publishing Group)

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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 informationAnyone 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.
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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 informationAnyone 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.
Product Details
Paperback (144 pages)
Published: April 29, 2008
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Imprint: Potter Craft
ISBN: 9780823015030
Other books byKatherine Dewey
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    Creating Life-Like Animals in Polymer Clay
    Enchanting, exquisitely detailed and full of personality, Katherine Dewey's animal sculptures delight all who see them. With the friendly medium of polymer clay and the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can achieve the same magical results! Inside, Katherine leads you through then utterly charming projects, such as a sweet little bluebird, a basset hound and a white-tailed fawn. And that's just the start! The "Making Changes" chapter will help you create your own original animal creations by changing poses, making realistic bases, and even modeling your animals to look like bronze, fade and other materials.

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