I’ve been working really hard on my new book about sculpting fast faces in clay, and it should be available next Tuesday, March 13. I’m really excited about it, and I can’t wait to get your feedback after you’ve read the book.
This method of sculpting characters is so addictive that it slowed me down when I was writing the book. After you’ve made a few faces it’s really easy to see the beginning of features on a lump of clay. That’s a good thing, of course – but once you find a face, even if you didn’t intend to, you just have to get out your tools and bring it to life. It’s almost impossible for me to just walk away from it and go back to work.
That happened several times when I just needed a photo of a plain old lump of clay for a chapter heading. I’d pull some clay out of the bag, get it situated in front of the camera, and then I’d see a face on it. Then all work comes to a grinding halt while I play with my clay. I hid the clay from myself so I could finish my book. 😉
I need to do a few more minor things to get the book online (technical stuff, you know), but if everything works as planned the book will be on Amazon.com next week in a paperback and Kindle versions. I will let you know as soon as it’s available.