Sculpt toys and collectibles with modern day tools, techniques and applications used by todays top industry professionalsEver since a 12 inch G.I Joe took toy soldiers to a whole new level by giving them the ability to pose via moveable parts, as well as interchangeable clothing and accessories, the business of creating pop sculpture icons for the mass market was off and running Superheroes came next, followed by TV show and movie characters, most notably those from Star Wars Today, action figures exist for sports stars, rock stars, even presidents With todays blockbuster success of animated films, action figures and collectibles have become a behemoth industrywith a growing need for skilled artists who can bring these characters to life So how do you get started The trio of veteran industry insiders who authored this book take you on an incredibly thorough journey that begins with drawing conceptual drafts and continues through rough sculpting and honing the final product Along the way, youll learn how to research your character, shape casts from a variety of materials including wax and resin, make accessories, articulate characters so that they are poseable, paint them, and ultimately convince an art director to buy and manufacture them Whether you want to make small PVC toys, collectible statues, or larger high end collectibles, Pop Sculpture offers step by step demos and words of wisdom from the pros....
|Title||:||Pop Sculpture: How to Create Action Figures and Collectible Statues|
|Number of Pages||:||492 Pages|
|File Size||:||666 KB|
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Pop Sculpture: How to Create Action Figures and Collectible Statues Reviews
I greatly enjoyed this book and learned from it. I generally agree with the enthusiasm of other reviewers. The writing style is wonderfully entertaining, whether you are interested in becoming a sculptor or you just wish to learn about small sculptures and collectible action figures. The cartoons are priceless!! I especially liked the cartoon of Athena and her owl sitting in a waiting room.
If you can get past the cheesy tag lines there are some really interesting things.
I love this book. It paid for itself ten times over by the second chapter and goes onward and upward from there. Written by absolute experts in this field, these gentlemen are truly modern masters. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to not only "look over their shoulders" as they create, but to be lead by the hand, patiently and humorously, to create my own masterpieces. They, through this book, have persuaded me to attempt to mix my own custom sculpting wax formula. If it satisfies my sculpting needs, I will have saved thousands of dollars in materials alone, considering today's retail prices of premixed clay and wax products. They also don't try to cram branded products down your throat, but let you in on the money-saving secrets, economical techniques and handy work-arounds that have served them well.This book is a real treasure I will be referring to for years. Thank you Tim, Zach and Ruben.
The book is strongly centered to those who are well versed and experienced with sculpting techniques. All aspects are discussed (anatomy, structure, tools, media availability and choices, etc.), but the majority of the work emphasizes advanced techniques that may be beyond a beginner to intermediate level sculptor. Highly detailed chapters on posing the piece, mold-making (both rough cast and final casting) and articulation of the piece for "Action figure" production.