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Creating Life-Like Figures in Polymer Clay:
The sequel to Katherine Dewey's popular book "Creating Life-Like Animals in Polymer Clay", this time she pulls out all the stops to teach both novice and accomplished sculptors alike just how she creates the realistic figures she has been renowned for over her 30 year professional career. If you aspire to be a figurative sculptor or already are one, this is a book you must have. In her no-nonsense, show-how-it's-done teaching style, Katherine shows with more than 400 full color photos, detailed illustrations, and step-by-step instructions how to do it all. Her modeling methods are not complicated. Rather than relying on classical "muscle on bone" physiology, she teaches how to sculpt exquisite figurines in any scale using her simple applique approach. Her book teaches anyone how to sculpt realistic human figures, but there is much more between the covers of this 144 page resource. From selecting your clays, to making your own modeling tools, to proportioning your figures, posing, ethnic and gender subtleties, facial expressions and posing, costumes in clay, to finishing touches, Katherine teaches it all. As one early bird reviewer put it: "It's like having a master sculptor right here with me step by step". [via]