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This book and video series is one of the most complete and comprehensive sources on modeling the portrait in clay you’ll find for the beginner and more advanced student.
Mastering Portraiture Book
The follow-up book to Portrait Sculpting. Designed for the advanced artist, it offers an in-depth study of facial anatomy critical to developing compelling expressions and bringing hair, drapery and the aging process. Authors — Phillipe and Charisse Faraut
Hardcover. 230 pages. 8¾" × 118¼" (23 cm × 29 cm).
Portrait Sculpting Book
For the beginner, the step-by-step method provides a means to achieve fast results, as well as a solid foundation in the knowledge of anatomy. For the advanced artist, there is a wealth of information on such topics as the aging process, mechanics of expression, and advanced rubber mold making. The book includes more than 550 stunning photographs of 65 different sculptures. Authors — Phillipe and Charisse Faraut.
The Art of Sculpting, Volume I: Children
Philippe shares his step-by-step method of construction, as well as a guide to catch and correct common mistakes in clay. This 89-minute DVD is for beginners, but it is complete enough to keep the interest of the most experienced sculptor.
The Art of Sculpting, Volume II: Expressions and Facial Construction
Philippe demonstrates exercises in water-based clay that are useful for developing sculpting skills, including how to recognize volumes specific to different ages, genders, and ethnic groups. This 110-minute DVD also includes a comprehensive demonstration on hollowing and firing techniques.
The Art of Sculpting, Volume III: Men
Philippe demonstrates basic structure comparisons of different ethnicities, modifying expressions, the aging process, and sculpting heavy-set men. Faraut completes a bust of a man including hair and clothing. This 111-minute DVD is for the advanced artist.
Note — We regret that we cannot give refunds on videotapes, CD-ROMs, or DVDs. All sales are final. In the event of a defective cartridge or disc, we will replace it with an identical one.
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from Winston Salem, nc
Comments about Portrait Sculpting: Anatomy and Expressions in Clay:
I'm a relatively new artist, with a particular interest in portraits. To help me better understand planes and structure, I'm now taking a bust sculpture class. It was in this class that I became aware of the book and its part 2 edition. Even with its hefty price tag, I knew I had to have it! It explains and shows, the various planes of the face, proportion and intricacies, in beautiful and large black and white photos. Suddenly, lips and other features now make sense. I know it's going to get well worn because I know it's going to be well used, even when I return to painting portraits, rather than sculpting them. I am thrilled to have this resource and am looking forward to using it; a lot! Now, to somehow get the second book as well...
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A must for your ceramics classroom!
By Ceramics Teacher
from Denver, CO
This book has excellent step-by-step instructions that break down portrait sculpture to help students build with ease.
A Must Get!!!
By Debbie Williams
from Harrisburg, Pa
I have researched many books on sculpture. This sculptor and author is my favorite. He is very consise in his techniques and gives many sculpting tips. The videos take you step by step to create the bust and/or figure. I consider his whole series of books and videos a great investment for any sculptor. I review the videos often for tips I may have missed the first time watching. I was also fortunate to take one of his seminars in Honeoye, NY. Time very well spent. I recommend this series of books to anyone coming to my studio asking about sculpting lessons, or any sculpting questions in general.
Buy it now, you will not regret it
from Los Gatos, CA
Excellent detailed advice with excellent quality step by step photography. Book is made in US with great quality paper. Philippe Faraut has been at his craft for many years and has taught many students.Not only is he a highly skilled sculptor, he is a great teacher and has a straight-forward and easy to understand teaching style. He is a true gem!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
This book was way more than I expected!!
By Clay Lady
from Des Moines IA
I was in the middle of a project and just "stuck" knowing there was something missing from the portrait.. just didn't have the "life" I was hoping to give it.. and this book was so invaluable in getting me over the hump in that way.. I am very pleased with how it turned out thanks to this book!
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My MEG (multi-ethnic-girl) first bronze ever!
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Same piece under different lighting
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
essential to beginers and crossover pros
By The SandCricket
I've crossed over to clay sculpture from professional sand sculpture. This book made the transition easy and simple. The lessons by Mr. Faraut are simple to follow. And, I would have had a hard time figuring out how to work a new medium without his help. He is truly a master of the craft!
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