Explore the world of clay and learn to create the dramatically beautiful forms of some of the most fearsome and awe-inspiring creatures your imagination can conjure. Ranging from ferocious dragons to regal griffins to magnificent underwater beasts--they're all here!
Inside you will learn simple techniques for creating realistic individual parts of fantasy creatures. Wings, horns and bodies--everything is covered here. Then you will discover innovative ways for assembling those parts to form characters straight from your imagination! From start to finish, you'll learn everything from brainstorming creature ideas to making the armature and building the body with clay to baking and mounting the creature onto a base. Everything you need to know to build your very own mythological menagerie!
So immerse yourself in these easy-to-learn demonstrations and practice the skills necessary to create realistic wings, paws, scales, fur, facial expressions, poses and so much more!
• 65 step-by-step demonstrations • Create a sculpture from start to finish • Stunning galleries of finished sculptures, including dragons, a steampunk bird, a fiery dog and more
About the Author
Neal Deschain has been sculpting fantasy creatures for over a decade and taught traditional art at Full Sail University. He enjoys designing his own creatures, from concept to finished sculpture, and continues to sell his original sculptures and also works on commission. Visit his website at: https://verdantsculpts.com/.