Modeling A Likeness In Clay

Modeling A Likeness In Clay

Modeling a Likeness in Clay

Dust jacket notes: "Artists have always been fascinated by the special challenge of capturing the character, personality, and likeness of their portrait subjects. For the sculptor, clay is certainly the most sympathetic medium. In this book, author Daisy Grubbs demonstrates in thorough detail a proven method for fashioning clay into convincing portraits. Because it's critical for every artist to have all the right materials, tools, and equipment, Grubbs begins the book by recommending those items you should have at your fingertips before you ever begin modeling a head. She explains the properties of the various clays - earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain - and offers guidance on using these. Establishing systematic working methods is the key to Grubbs's approach. Chapter 2 focuses on the procedures involved in sculpting one portrait from beginning to end. You'll learn everything there is to know about determining the scale of the finished head, decidign on the type of clay, photographing and measuring the subject, scheduling sessions with the sitter, setting up the basic shape, placing and developing the features, and finishing the modeling. In Chapter 3 Grubbs offers seven step-by-step demonstrations on how to model the individual features - the...

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