"Paper Sculpture: A Step-By-Step Guide" will teach you the technical skills necessary to create visually appealing paper sculptures. Through easy to follow Photographs and text, you will learn a variety of white, coloured, painted and specialty paper techniques. The pristine beauty of paper sculpture is illustrated by nine artists who describe the curling, scoring and folding techniques used to create a wide variety of provocative paper sculptures. Full colour portfolio pieces by each artist demonstrate the myriad applications of paper as an illustrative medium. This must-have guide, for the novice or seasoned professional, will awaken your creative energy and assist you in producing your own artistic paper sculptures.
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An accomplished lecturer, Kathleen Ziegler has participated in numerous seminars on 3-Dimensional illustration including the Association of Medical Illustrators, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Grapfix'90 in New York and the Royal College of Art in London, England. She has been featured in Step-By-Step Graphics and her work has appeared on the covers of the industry's leading magazines.
Nick Greco is Vice President and principal partner of Dimensional Illustrators, Inc. He concentrates on the marketing aspects of the 3-Dimensional design industry. Nick negotiates contracts, evaluates projects and establishes sale and buyout rights. He has lectured in the United States and abroad on copyright laws, resale rights and contracts for 3-Dimensional illustrators.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Techniques: Paper is a natural illustrative medium. Wood pulp, vegetable or cotton fibers are beaten down, mixed with water and pressed into paper. This organic composition provides the tensile strength yet the flexibility needed for delicate manipulation. A flat piece of paper can be very deceiving. Those who recognize its versatility and limitations are gifted with a boundless palette from which to create. Paper can be curled, rolled, folded or scored without tearing. A knowledge of flexibility, weight and texture, through hands-on application, will result in your ability to create paper sculpture images. With few cuts and gentle curves, paper is transformed from a flat surface into a 3-Dimensional network of light and shadow. Crush a piece of paper in your hand and gently flatten it out. Notice how the folds and creases enhance the overall dimension of the paper.
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