Author(s): Élisabeth Bonvalot
This guide shows you step by step how to sculpt realistic figures, from face to feet, through 10 projects. Professional sculptor and instructor ÉlisabethBonvalot provides the guidanceand tips needed to--with time and practice!--reach realism with your sculpted figures. Begin with the fundamentals, such as the types and properties of clays, the materials and tools, four basetechniques, and topics such as roughing out, adding clay, detailing,engobe, firing, and patinas. The first five lessons teach the elements offigure sculpting, focusing your attention on heads, faces, hands, feet,and the body. The next five projects offer a sequence for effectiveskills building as you create a bas-relief portrait, an animal, astanding nude, a bust, and a lifesize figure. This comprehensive approach is perfect for people who love clayand have a can-do attitude, even with limited formal art class experience.