"Emily Coleman's Fantasy Creatures in Clay hits the mark on so many levels that I urge anyone starting off [with sculpting clay] to purchase it." --Jason Babler, MAKE magazine
You’ll love this sculpting book if:
- You have an interest in mythical creatures
- You want to learn how to make realistic fantasy creatures using polymer and oil-based clay
- You love creating from your imagination
Lions, dragons, and griffins, oh my! From flying winged creatures to underwater beasts, you’ll sure to enjoy exploring the world of clay and creating the mythical creatures from your imagination with Fantasy Creatures in Clay.
With author Emily Coleman as your guide, learn simple and easy-to-follow techniques for creating your fantasy creatures from start to finish. Enjoy numerous demonstrations for sculpting realistic features including wings, horns, bodies, scales and fur. Along the way you also discover innovative methods for assembling the different features to form the characters straight from your imagination. With guidance on brainstorming creature ideas, to making armatures to build the bodies, to mounting your creatures on a base, you’ll discover everything you need and more to bring the mythical creatures of your dreams to life.
In Fantasy Creatures in Clay you’ll find:
- 65 demonstrations for creating fantasy creatures out of polymer and oil-based clay
- Painting and finishing techniques to really bring your creatures to life
- Stunning galleries of finished sculptures, including dragons, a steampunk bird, a fiery dog and more
A Word from the Author
“I know how difficult it is getting started in sculpture. There is a serious lack of tutorials and reference for beginning sculptors. There were points (and still are sometimes!) when I was ready to tear my hair out in frustration. This book is to help you skip that step and get right into learning your own style and methods in sculpting.” –Emily Coleman
About the Author
Emily is a freelance sculptor who has been sculpting since 2001. She has always had a love for fantastic creatures and draws most of her inspiration from wildlife and nature. She very much enjoys designing her own creatures, from concept to finished sculpture.
For the most part, Emily is a self-taught artist, learning much of what she knows through observation, anatomy books, and lots of experimentation. She taught college level art for over five years, specializing in sculpture. She enjoys combining her artistic skills with her passion for teaching to help beginning artists get on their path.
What You Need
Chapter One: Sculpting Medium
Chapter Two: Armatures
Chapter Three: Sculpting Basic Forms
Chapter Four: Adding Texture and Detail
Chapter Five: Accessories and Environments
Chapter Six: Finishing Techniques
Chapter Seven: Painting and Final Touches