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By Emily Coleman

Sculpt attention-grabbing creatures!

Explore the realm of clay and discover ways to create the dramatically attractive sorts of essentially the most fearsome and awe-inspiring creatures your mind's eye can conjure. starting from ferocious dragons to regal griffins to wonderful underwater beasts—they're all here!

Inside you are going to study uncomplicated strategies for developing sensible person elements of delusion creatures. Wings, horns and bodies—everything is roofed the following. then you definitely will realize cutting edge methods for assembling these components to shape characters directly out of your mind's eye! From begin to end, you'll examine every little thing from brainstorming creature principles to creating the armature and development the physique with clay to baking and mounting the creature onto a base. every little thing you want to recognize to construct your personal mythological menagerie!

So immerse your self in those easy-to-learn demonstrations and perform the abilities essential to create life like wings, paws, scales, fur, facial expressions, poses and rather a lot more!

  • 65 step by step demonstrations
  • Create a sculpture from begin to finish
  • Stunning galleries of complete sculptures, together with dragons, a steampunk fowl, a fiery puppy and more

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2 Pull the thread to form a loop. Slide the needle under the stitch from right to left. 3 Tighten the knot by pulling the thread gently downwards. Take the needle up to the left and insert at D to form the loop for the next stitch. Come out at E. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to continue along the row. 3 D E C Use thick thread to create raised knot Outline Stitches Coral 1 B 2 A C C ····· Other Names ····· Knotted stitch; snail trail; beaded stitch Ensure thread loop lies under needle Hold down thread with thumb or forefinger ··········· Level ··········· Easy ············ Uses ············ Straight and curved outlines; in rows as textured filling ········· Method ········· Series of closely or widely spaced single knots 3 D E C C 1 Start at A and hold the thread down along the stitching line.

Take the needle diagonally left and insert at B, then bring it out at C. 2 Insert the needle at D to complete the cross. Bring the needle out at C to work the next stitch. Border Stitches 51 Long-armed Cross 1 B ····· Other Names ····· Plaited Slav stitch; long-legged cross stitch Work stitches in pairs C A ··········· Level ··········· Intermediate ············ Uses ············ Straight frame or border; in rows as filling Work over twice as many horizontal as vertical threads 2 D ········· Method ········· Cross stitch variation worked horizontally ······· Materials ······· Evenweave fabric; thick embroidery threads – heavier threads give a more raised appearance E C 1 Come up at A and make a long diagonal stitch to B.

20). Come out to the left of A at F. 3 Insert the needle again at the top of the loop, at C, and come out at A, ready to make the next pair of stitches. Border Stitches Zigzag Chain 1 ······ Other Name ······ Vandyke chain ··········· Level ··········· Intermediate ············ Uses ············ Straight and gently curved lines and outlines 2 Needle lies at right angle to previous stitch Pass needle over thread Anchor loop to fabric with next stitch A B C C D E ········· Method ········· Chain stitches worked at alternate angles ······· Materials ······· Any fabric; twisted thread; sharp needle 55 Use sharp needle to pierce thread 1 Come up inside the previous stitch at A.

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