By Katherine Dewey
Книга по работе с полимерной глиной, учит как лепить человеческие фигурки. Прекрасные пошаговые фотографии и понятные схемы.The sequel to Katherine Deweys well known booklet developing Life-Like Animals in Polymer Clay, this time she pulls out the entire stops to educate either amateur and complete sculptors alike simply how she creates the reasonable figures she has been popular for over her 30 12 months specialist occupation. when you aspire to be a figurative sculptor or already are one, it is a booklet you need to have. In her no-nonsense, show-how-its-done instructing variety, Katherine indicates with greater than four hundred complete colour photographs, distinctive illustrations, and step by step directions the best way to do all of it. Her modeling equipment will not be complex. instead of counting on classical muscle on bone body structure, she teaches the best way to sculpt beautiful collectible figurines in any scale utilizing her easy applique strategy.
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