Body Casting Manual: A complete body casting tutorial explaining in details how to make a realistic, life size and very elegant plaster scu (Paperback)
The "Body Casting Manual" is a complete and easy to follow life casting instruction manual explaining in details how to make a realistic, life size and very elegant plaster sculpture of someone's torso (or any other body part.) A rewarding project The manual focuses on a simple yet wonderfully rewarding project taking you through all the necessary steps to make a casting of a female torso. We have selected affordable and easy to source products and illustrated a method that is both proven and easy to implement, ensuring that you complete your sculpture to satisfaction with a minimum of fuss. The resulting sculpture will be an amazingly faithful reproduction of someone's body, a durable and elegant memento. The manual also explains some other methods and techniques to cast other body parts such as hands, face, hair, pregnant belly, clothing and how to use some other casting materials. What does the manual cover? Overview of the process. What tools and materials to buy, how much to buy and where to buy it from. Step by step directions. Finishing, hanging. Safety tips Troubleshooting. Pictures and illustrations. Other projects (hands, face, pregnant belly etc...). Using other materials than plaster. Measurements are expressed in both metric and US customary units. Most importantly, the manual tells you exactly where to buy some of the special materials needed, saving you much time and effort and includes a comprehensive list of supplies stores (USA, Canada, UK, Australia, NZ, South Africa, France and more...) Support. An online discussion board allows readers to ask technical questions and point of clarification and to share and contribute their own experience with others. An online video clip illustrating the entire step by step body casting procedure is recommended viewing.
A New Zealander since 1987, French born Olivier Duhamel lives on Waiheke Island near Auckland, New Zealand with his wife Marie-France and their 3 children. He is a sculptor specialising in the female human form and makes delicately crafted small bronze figurines. Olivier Duhamel' s creations do not convey any particular message, do not attempt any conceptual or symbolist exploration, nor do they search to be innovative at all cost. They are rather trying to simply capture the beauty and sensuality of his subject of study. His bronze works are sold in art galleries across New Zealand and also in Australia, China, France and Belgium.