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.
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: 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.
Mark Sawicki shares his secrets and techniques for sculpting characters with clay. His clay animation has been used in Batman and Robin and The Muppet Babies TV show. Polymer clay is a relatively new plastic clay that can be permenently hardened in a home oven at approximately 275 degrees for 20-30 minutes. This program describes the properties of polymer clay, the tools used to sculpt, bake and paint the material and illustrates the basic forms that can be made out of clay that provide the basis for any sculpture.
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: 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: Mike de la Flor
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Digital sculpting is the use of tools to push, pull, smooth, grab, pinch or otherwise manipulate a digital object as if it were made of a real-life substance such as clay. Mudbox is the premier sculpting solution for digital artists, in that it allows them to naturally and easily sculpt detailed, organic characters and models in a way that feels like traditional sculpting. This book guides CG professionals through the process of creating amazing digital sculptures using the Mudbox arsenal of ground-breaking digital sculpting and 3D painting tools, and porting the models into their Maya or Max work. Artists will explore tried and true, traditional, sculpting techniques and learn to apply them to digital sculpting. A series of in-depth tutorials are incluced, each challenging them with progressively more complex models as they go on. Unique to this book are topics specific to fine art sculptors transitioning from traditional sculpting to digital sculpting. information found nowhere else for professional sculptors shows them how to successfully integrate digital sculpting into their workflow. Associated web site with: support files, models, materials, and textures for completing the tutorials in the book.
Author: Tanya Russell
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2012-10-15
The human figure in sculpture is a powerful form, capable of great expression and depth. Sculpting the figure in any medium is a rewarding practice, but one that presents special challenges for the maker. Tanya Russell, founder and principal of the Art Academy in London, details the whole creative process for sculpting the figure, from the fundamental conceptual and practical considerations through to the finished and presented work. She covers essential tools and equipment, methods for building armatures, and the processes for creating not only realistic, but also abstract and expressive figures, in a variety of styles and materials. Techniques are supported by practical exercises with step-by-step instructions and images. The book is filled with the inspiring works of contemporary sculptors, all of whom are tutors, students, or alumni of the Art Academy. Modelling and Sculpting the Figure is an essential companion for beginners and established artists alike.
Author: Jonni Good
Publisher: Wet Cat Ebooks
Release Date: 2018-03-06
This innovative new way to sculpt clay characters will unleash your creativity, whether you've been sculpting for years or if you just now picked up your first lump of clay. You'll be both surprised and delighted by each unique face you create, which makes it addictively fun for both children and adults.