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Figure Sculpting Volume I: Planes & Construction Techniques in Clay



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Figure Sculpting Volume I:
Planes & Construction Techniques in Clay

Hardcover, 230 pages, 700 photos
11.25” x 8.75” x .9”
3 pounds

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Instructional Sculpting Books

Portrait Sculpting Instructional Book
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Book 1: Portrait Sculpting:
Anatomy & Expressions in Clay

by Philippe & Charisse Faraut

A complete and comprehensive book on modeling the portrait in clay. Over 550 photographs of sixty-five different sculptures are used to show a series of exercises organized in a progressive manner. This text offers art students; painters, illustrators, forensic artists and sculptors interested in accurately depicting the human face an invaluable source of knowledge.

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.

Illustrations are included to diagram the bones and muscles of the face and neck, techniques for working in planes are demonstrated in addition to methods for correcting common mistakes and a special section on repairing a shattered sculpture compliments the hollowing and firing chapter.

Hardcover, Smythe sewn, 224 pages.
11.25” x 8.75” x .9”
3 pounds

Price: $54.95

Available as a Set

Book 1: Portrait Sculpting and DVD Volumes 1, 2, & 3 for $224.95
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Portrait Sculpting Instructional Book
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Book 2: Mastering Portraiture:
Advanced Analyses of the Face Sculpted in Clay

by Philippe & Charisse Faraut

In this follow-up book to his first volume Portrait Sculpting: Anatomy & Expressions in Clay, Philippe Faraut expands on modeling the human face in water-based clay featuring more than 100 new busts. Designed for the advanced artist, this text utilizes nearly 600 photographs including 64 full-page images to analyze the requirements for capturing a likeness. Emphasis is placed on an in-depth study of facial anatomy critical in developing compelling expressions and bringing life to three-dimensional representations of the face. Additional studies are included to show successful treatments of hair and drapery, as well as the aging process.

Further Features include:

  • Studies of various sculpting styles.
  • Techniques for analyzing planes of individual features.
  • Discussions and comparisons of gender differences.
  • Methods for avoiding mistakes.
  • Examples of different finishing options.

Hardcover, Smythe sewn, 230 pages.
11.25” x 8.75” x .9”
3 pounds

Price: $54.95

Available as a Set

Book 2: Mastering Portraiture and DVD Volumes 1, 2, & 3 for $224.95
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Figure Sculpting Instructional Book
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Book 3: Figure Sculpting Volume I:
Planes & Construction Techniques in Clay

by Philippe & Charisse Faraut

In their third book on modeling techniques in clay Philippe and Charisse Faraut present a comprehensive approach to the complex subject of the human figure. Over 700 photos and illustrations are used to demonstrate series of exercises for the head, torso, arms, hands, legs, feet and full figure that promote rapid progress while learning the anatomy specifically relevant to the 3D artist. The traditional clay sculptor, as well as the digital sculptor, will find information on structure, planes, balance and the subtle details that are required in order to master this art.

Further Features include:

  • Small to life-size sculptures studies.
  • Step-by-step demonstrations.
  • Explanations of rhythm lines and S curves.
  • Illustrations for bones and muscles.
  • Extensive examples of hands and feet.
  • Firing and finishing techniques.

Hardcover, Smythe sewn, 230 pages.
11.25” x 8.75” x .9”
3 pounds

Price: $54.95

Instructional Sculpting DVDs

Instructional Sculpting Video
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New! DVD #5: Techniques of Sculpture:
Torsos in Clay: A Class in Construction

In this tutorial Philippe Faraut demonstrates two different approaches for modeling the human torso in water-based clay. He begins the first with the construction of the bone structure for a male torso on which he then applies each muscle individually. This approach is based on the use of precise measurements which helps achieve a solid structure while eliminating the risk of common mistakes.The second part of the program focuses on the female torso with a more rapid method of construction relying on the use of planes. Each torso exercise is taken to completion including demonstrations on finishing techniques.

These exercises were developed to emphasize the importance of bony landmarks, the relationship between the skull, ribcage and pelvis as well as the general placement of muscles.

English and French Language Tracks

Running time: 89 minutes   Format: DVD

Price: $49.95

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DVD #4: Techniques of Sculpture:
Geometry in the Clay Portrait: A Class in Construction

This DVD, originally designed for secondary educators, has proven to be invaluable for artists of all levels to acquire speed, precision and control of the medium of clay. The concept is that by offering an approach based on geometric shapes, the instructor is better able to control the progression of the sculpture, particularly the size. This philosophy of teaching how to master the mechanics does not prevent the creative process, but in actuality allows the student to rapidly achieve a solid base and self-confidence which promote creativity.

Running time: 83 minutes   Format: DVD

Price: $49.95

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DVD #1: The Art of Sculpting with Philippe Faraut
Children

In this first volume of his instructional series, Philippe shares his step-by-step method of construction, as well as a guide to catch and correct common mistakes, while demonstrating in his favorite medium: wet clay. Filmed on location in Honeoye, NY at his studio, this 89 minute sculpting DVD offers instruction easily followed by a beginner and complete enough to keep the interest of the most experienced sculptor.

Running time: 89 minutes   Format: DVD

Price: $49.95

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DVD #2: The Art of Sculpting with Philippe Faraut
Expressions and Facial Construction

In this volume which covers individual features of different expressions, Philippe demonstrates rapid 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 sculpting DVD also includes a comprehensive demonstration on hollowing and firing techniques.

Running time: 110 minutes   Format: DVD

Price: $49.95

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DVD #3: The Art of Sculpting with Philippe Faraut
Men

In this third installment of his instructional series, Philippe Faraut focuses on modeling the heads of men. His demonstrations include basic structure comparisons of different ethnicities, techniques for modifying expressions, the mechanics of the aging process and facial weight distribution for heavy-set men. In addition, he completes one bust of a man including hair and clothing. This 111-minute production was created for the advanced artist.

Running time: 111 minutes   Format: DVD

Price: $49.95

Available as a Set: The Art of Sculpting with Philippe Faraut

DVD Volumes 1, 2, & 3 for $174.95
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Sculpting Video Clip Demonstrations

Philippe has made available a series of sculpting demonstrations on YouTube. The clips include edited segments from the artist’s full-length video The Art of Sculpting with Philippe Faraut Volume 3: Men as well as sculptures from Mastering Portraiture: Advanced Analyses of the Face Sculpted in Clay. Visit the Video Clip page to watch them!




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