Delve into two worlds: the appreciation of wood as medium for sculpture and the practical ins-and-outs of sculptural technique. An illustrated history of direct wood sculpture is explored, along with a vital resource for those seeking to create sculpture in wood. A complete description of the qualities and types of wood, tools (both hand and power), techniques, and finishing, complements discussions of the art form and philosophy.
Author: Richard Miller
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Step-by-step guide to materials and tools, modeling in wax and plaster, hollow wax modeling, plaster molds, and much more. Introduction. "The beginning artist will find the step-by-step instructions...to be like having a personal tutor." — Enchantment. 281 photographs.
Author: Jack C. Rich
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 1988
"Promises to become a standard reference book." — The Art Digest. Exhaustive, profusely illustrated guide to all of the technical aspects of sculpting in stone, metal, wood, and other materials. The author expertly covers casting, surface treatment, exotic materials such as amber, coal, and even butter! Much more. 281 illustrations.
Author: Kurt M. Robinette
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Greg Woodward shows how to create models that are painted, partially-painted or natural, with sequenced photographs of every technique for each project. Carve a Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon or a Red-Tailed Hawk to name just a few. Includes a galley of Woodward's own champion carvings.
Author: John Valentine
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2007-09-30
Part of the new 'Basics of Sculpture' series. Sculpting in Stone aims to give the beginner a thorough grounding and knowledge of this ancient craft. It introduces the novice to the basics, looking at the various types of rock (everything from sandstone to marble) and their suitability for specific projects, examining the specific tools needed, their purpose and uses, and discusses creating a safe and suitable environment to work in. The projects are well illustrated and each one introduces specific skills, such as using tools correctly, texturing the surface, drawing the outline of the sculpture, gauging the depth of the relief to be carved, carving letters, or how to cut away large volumes of stone. The projects cover how to carve an inscription, and a Celtic knot and then work up to 3D forms both formal and freehand. It also covers the use of adhesives with stone and how to carry out small repairs. This book is the complete guide to getting started in stone carving.
Author: Peter Rubino
Release Date: 2010
Sculpting the Figure in Clay is a comprehensive instructional guide to sculpting the human figure in clay. This all-inclusive volume lays out an easy-to-follow step-by-step method of blocking out the plane structure and anatomy of the posed figure. The author's unique approach utilises a geometric system consisting of blocks, simple shapes and guidelines, which instructs students in a new and instinctive sculptural style. Lessons in the book simulate the classroom experience. Sculptural concepts are illustrated through a sequence of dramatic photographs of the model, taken from every angle of the model in a given pose and the entire sculpting process is shown from start to finish, with accompanying text.
Author: Steve Bisco
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
You may not have considered the ancient art of stone carving to be something that can be practised as a hobby but assume it is the territory of stone masons and sculptors undertaking intricate work on a grand scale. This inspiring book introduces the medium of stone to the hobby carver as an accessible and rewarding pastime without having to undertake a stone mason’s apprenticeship or tackle heavy and unwieldy materials and equipment. Based mainly on the period styles of carving found in historic buildings and ancient ruins, the projects are a mix of decorative and sculptural objects on a practical and manageable scale that can be easily displayed in the home or garden. Each project is presented in a clear step-by-step format and includes some historical context for the style of the piece along with a handy pattern to trace and scale to size. An introductory section includes comprehensive information on stone-carving tools, different types of stone, how to handle stone, the basics of stone carving and information on periods and styles of carving.
Author: Arthur Williams
Release Date: 1995
Simplify processes often considered difficult to understand as you guide students through the study of sculpture. Chapters, organised by medium, progress from fundamental to more advanced applications. Comprehensive coverage shows students where to begin, where to go, and how to get there. The book: covers all media; presents classic and contemporary styles; examines traditional methods as well as the latest tools and techniques; features extensive safety guidelines; includes student and professional examples; offers step-by-step illustrations; explores careers.
Here is your guide through the hands-on experience of sculpting in stone. Hundreds of photos of the progressive process and finished works by famous sculptors will inspire your own work. The types of stone and use of basic hand-sculpting tools are presented along with the use of power tools, methods of lamination, repair, and the business side of stone sculpture. Express your creativity in this ageless medium. This expanded edition includes 47 new pictures, updated stone-working techniques, and a gallery of students' work.
Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Release Date: 2006-09-08
This is a complete step-by-stepguide for sculpting in a wide range of media. Clear photographic sequences show how to model with clay, plaster, and papier mache; select and use wood and stone for carving; make armatures and molds for building and casting. Discover how to use color and create a variety of surface effects and finishes. All tools and equipment are clearly explained and you find helpful advice on setting up a studio as well as essential information on safe working practices.DIV This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy in their workshops, and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced sculptors. Along with descriptions of the tools and techniques used for sculpting, readers will find examples of projects by accomplished sculptors. Following these examples, new artists can learn techniques while adjusting the projects to their own styles. These projects include people, animals, nature, objects, and more./div