Modelling Heads and Faces in Clay
A practical and in-depth look at modelling faces in clay covering essential information from choosing your clay and modelling tools to drying your work and types of natural finishes.
This is a practical and in-depth look at modelling faces in clay, using step-by-step pictures, which is ideal for anyone who wants to have a go at working in detail. As the face gives the figure life and personality, it is an important focus once the body has been created.
This book examines the various aspects that make up the face in depth, and which need to be considered when modelling, such as the proportions of the head, bone structure, muscles and expressions. From the face of a child to that of an adult, and from sadness to joy, the enormous variety of faces and expressions all require a different approach and convincing details to complete the figure or bust.
All these things are covered thoroughly using diagrams, step-by-step images and clear explanations in order to help you create a face for your work and to improve your modelling. The book also covers essential information such as how to get started, choosing your clay and modelling tools, drying your work and types of natural finishes such as wax.