The expressive techniques and captivating designs of clay sculpting experts the Shiflett Brothers are shared in this fascinating book. In Dallas-based brothers Brandon and Jarrod Shiflett tell their story and share their work, from the moment they discovered the medium of clay to how they became industry leaders. A collection of visually-led step-by-step demonstrations reveals an extensive set of practical and creative skills that any sculptor can try for themselves. Meanwhile, a look behind the scenes at their workshop, and the work of favourite fellow artists, bring the dynamic world of clay sculpting to life.
Explore the Shiflett Brothers’ incredible world of clay sculpting. Their expressive techniques and captivating designs have drawn the admiration of industry giants such as Marvel, as well as creative geniuses including Sir Richard Taylor, co-founder of The Weta Workshop. In this book, Dallas-based brothers Brandon and Jarrod Shiflett tell their fascinating story, share insight into their unique processes, and offer invaluable advice to sculptors of all abilities. Joined by fellow esteemed sculptors Simon Lee, Aris Kolokontes, and Forest Rogers, the Shifletts have created a collection of visually-led step-by-step tutorials and demonstrate an extensive set of practical skills to expand any sculptor’s arsenal.
• Industry icons The Shiflett Brothers reveal invaluable sculpting insights and secrets.
• The brothers also share the work and techniques of top sculptors they themselves admire.
• Includes a behind-the-scenes look at the brothers' tools, materials, and methods.
• The Shiflett's own story will inspire sculptors of all styles and abilities.
• Includes a foreword written by Sir Richard Taylor, co-founder of The Weta Workshop.
Softback 232 pages
Dimensions: 260mm x 210mm
Paper quality: 130gsm satin FSC
About The Shiflett Brothers
Foreword by Sir Richard Taylor
About this book
Our journey into clay
Our sculpting philosophy
The Shiflett arsenal
Tools of the trade
Anatomy, proportion, and pose
TUTORIAL: Sculpting Death Dealer II by The Shiflett Brothers
Artist Spotlight: Simon Lee
TUTORIAL: Designing the Barbarian
TUTORIAL: Imagining the Pirate King by The Shiflett Brothers
Artist Spotlight: Aris Kolokontes
TUTORIAL: Creating the Gatekeeper
TUTORIAL: Building Professor McElroy by The Shiflett Brothers
Artist Spotlight: Forest Rogers
TUTORIAL: Crafting delicate translucent wings
Staying on track