This 160 page full color book discusses everything you need to know about sculpting your own creatures in Sculpey and Monster Clay. It is great for beginning sculptors and novices alike. Suggested for ages 10 and up.
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Here is a brief overview of the chapters contained in this book :
1 - Sculpting Mediums : An
overview of clays, tools, paints, and more!
2 - Armatures : How to build an armature from a concept, Posing dynamically, Armature reinforcement, Base attachment, Mesh wings
3 - Sculpting Basic Forms : How to build form with clay, Sculpting with attention to anatomy, Refining a blocked sculpture, Sculpting fingers and toes, Large scales
4 - Adding Texture and Detail : Sculpting Textures (Fur, Hair, Scales, Feathers, and Hide), Sculpting Feathered Wings, Wing Membranes, Detailing the head (several varieties); Detailing Hands and Feet
5 - Accessories and Environments : Adding Simple Accessories, Sculpting the Base, Adding Organic Details (Grass, Dirt, etc.), Adding Geometric Details (Metal, Wood, etc.)
6 - Finishing Techniques : Smoothing with Rubbing Alcohol, Sanding, Baking, Priming, Repairing a cracked or broken sculpture
7 - Painting and Final Touches : Painting base coats, Blending paint, Dry brush and wash techniques, Detailing, Faux metal finishes, Translucent wings, Varnishes