Author: Kim Levin
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Sculpt toys and collectibles with modern-day tools, techniques and applications used by today’s top industry professionals Ever since a 12-inch G.I. Joe took toy soldiers to a whole new level by giving them the ability to pose via moveable parts, as well as interchangeable clothing and accessories, the business of creating pop sculpture icons for the mass market was off and running. Superheroes came next, followed by TV show and movie characters, most notably those from Star Wars. Today, action figures exist for sports stars, rock stars, even presidents. With today’s blockbuster success of animated films, action figures and collectibles have become a behemoth industry—with a growing need for skilled artists who can bring these characters to life. So how do you get started? The trio of veteran industry insiders who authored this book take you on an incredibly thorough journey that begins with drawing conceptual drafts and continues through rough sculpting and honing the final product. Along the way, you’ll learn how to research your character, shape casts from a variety of materials including wax and resin, make accessories, articulate characters so that they are poseable, paint them, and ultimately convince an art director to buy and manufacture them. Whether you want to make small PVC toys, collectible statues, or larger high-end collectibles, Pop Sculpture offers step-by-step demos and words of wisdom from the pros.
Katherine Dewey's expressive and elegantly detailed sculptures enchant all who see them. With the magical medium of polymer clay and this book, you can follow in her footsteps. Thorough instructions supported by more than 400 step-by-step color photos and 200 detailed drawings cover the entire process of sculpting realistic figures, from selecting clay and gathering essential tools to the basics of modeling the human figure, to incorporating poses, facial expressions, ethnic and gender subtleties, costumes, and painted finishing touches. Easy-to-read maps of the figure illustrate the landmarks of the body, while scale diagrams indicate the simple shapes hidden within the human form, as well as how to combine and model those shapes. For anyone who loves fantasy, romance, nature—or sophisticated crafting—this book is a must-have.
Author: Peter Rubino
Release Date: 2010
A comprehensive guide to finding the funds and writing the winning grants for the many professional artists working today who seek out financial support. The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing is targeted at both professional and aspiring artists and writers who are hungry for concrete information about how to write artist statements and grant applications that persuade grant funders to give them the money to realise their artistic dreams. The book offers step-by-step instructions for writing artist statements, clarifying goals, planning strategies and more.
Author: Joe Coleman
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Creature Sculpt covers all the essentials that the beginning and novice sculptor will need when starting out in sculpting creatures. All the basics from start to finish are discussed including armatures, building forms, and painting. Inside, you will find tips specific to Super Sculpey and Monster Clay. However, most of the techniques shown can be applied to many other clays as well. The author, Emily Coleman, has been sculpting for over a decade and has nearly six years of teaching experience. She has combined her experiences to bring you this book that is over a year in the making.
Author: Alex Irvine
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Release Date: 2014
Teaches ceramic sculptors how to interpret facial expressions and depict them in their work, discussing the anatomy behind the six universal facial expressions to explain how to portray the nuances of each one.
Author: John Toki
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Release Date: 2001-02-09
This introductory guide to ceramics is geared to a simple, beginning studio situation. The text provides descriptions of basic tools, materials, and techniques paired with ample illustrations of processes to help beginners get started in clay.