Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay, Paperback

Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay Paperback

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Polymer-clay crafters everywhere can learn how to sculpt realistic 6"-8" figures using the author's simple techniques.

A well-known polymer clay teacher and sculptor, she shares a wealth of information that's accessible even to beginning sculptors.

She covers the essentials, the fundamentals of figurative modelling and how to make the tools that will ensure success.

She shows readers how to recreate faces and expressions, torsos, legs, hands and feet, all using simple techniques.

Then there are finishing touches like clothing, costumes, paint and fibre plus the author demonstrates incredibly realistic butterfly or fairy wings.

Topics herein include: selecting clay, making modelling tools, proportioning figures, posing, ethnic and gender subtleties, facial expressions, costumes in clay and finishing touches.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, full colour throughout, 200 b/w drawings, over 400 photographs throughout
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Hobbies
  • ISBN: 9780823015030



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I love creating with fimo, but I'll also be the first to admit that I'm not very good. I like making cartoony figures because then I can claim they were supposed to look like that, honest. Even so, this book was amazing as it helps you to make your own tools, support your work and get the proportions of bodies right. Absolutely recommended to anyone who makes figures, lifelike or otherwise.

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