Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pop Sculpture

Unless you've been living under a rock for about the last ten years you're aware that toys have changed a lot in that time period-toys and collectible statues.

Whereas toys used to be crudely molded and sculpted pieces of plastic with sloppy paint application (if any), the new generation of toys are marvels of engineering and sculpture.

Toy and collectible statue sculptors and artists have made them miniature works of fine art. The figures are realistic, clothing looks natural, hidden articulation makes toys almost look real when posed and sculptures bristle with details, finely crafted accessories and boast superior paint application.

Tim Bruckner, Zach Oat, Ruben Procopio and Watson-Guptill Publications present Pop Sculpture: How To Create Action Figures And Collectibles Statues.

Inside readers and sculptor hopefuls learn all about the various skills, materials and production techniques it takes to make today's modern statues and toys.

Pages are filled with actual photos of completed pieces along with step-by-step visual aids of the sculpting, paint and manufacturing processes. Artists share their secrets and offer helpful advice in each pictorial lesson.

If you are an aspiring sculptor who wants to enter the collectible toy and statue field then this is the guide for you.

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