Sculpture is something that I find both incredibly challenging and fascinating. I’ve seen some amazing three-dimensional sculpts that blow my mind with how impressive they look. Sometimes I don’t even understand how they’re made! Recently I stumbled on some really beautiful sculpture work by artist Emily Coleman. I love all the Studio Ghibli movies, and her sculpts of the characters are really impressive. Just look at this Totoro! I love the detail, especially on his fur and the umbrella he’s holding.
It isn’t just about the fan art though. She’s made foxes, gryphons, dragons and other fantasy creatures! They’re all very detailed and dynamic figures. I loved playing with clay when I was a kid, but I don’t remember my little figures being quite this impressive!
Feeling inspired by this impressive art? Working with clay to sculpt may seem like a challenge that is just too hard to tackle. IMPACT has a few books to help! Maureen Carlson‘s books Crazy Clay Creatures, Freaky Funny Clay and Fairies Gnomes and Trolls: Create a Fantasy World in Polymer Clay have just the help you need to become a sculpting master. With these books you can learn the basics of working with clay and start to create your own monsters. They’re a great starting point for new artists.
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