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The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Creating Beautiful Sculptures
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If you’re interested in creating sculptures but you just don’t know where to start...

If you are some-what artistic and you’d like to get into sculpting...

Or, if you just want to try a new, fun, exciting hobby you can be proud of...

Then, this book was written just for you!

Creating your first sculpture... or getting better at sculpting... is not complicated because:

- You don’t need to spend a lot of money - you only need your hands and a few tools depending on what kind of sculpting you get into.
- It’s art -- so you don’t have to compete with anyone else -- sculpting is a relaxing activity because you’re just creating for the sake of creating, there’s no competition.
- You can go at your own pace and enjoy the process more...
- And you don't need to be an expert artist to be “successful”.
There’s just a few tips and tricks that professional artists know that will make your sculpting easier and more fun and this guide reveals them all.
Here’s just some of what's inside:
- The 4 techniques and methods to “professional” level sculpting
- How some simple sculptures can instantly change the look and feel of almost any room... yard... or garden for the better!
- A simple “laundry list” of tools the beginner must have before getting started with sculpting (don’t waste money on stuff you don’t need!)
- 10 sure-fire ways to make model sculpting easy and fun
- Six little known secrets to working with sand sculptures effectively and with less hassle
- Interested in sculpting with wire? Here are six things you must know before you start
- Want to make a career of sculpting? Find the best advice on how to go into business with your sculpting skills
- Five easy and effective ways to finance your sculpting business (and only one of them is a traditional “business finance” method -- the rest you probably haven’t even thought of!)
- A step-by-step, simple way to sell your sculptures online (this is a little-known method to greatly expand your “customer base” and sell more of your sculptures to more people!)
- The five “must know” tips for starting a sculpture business and actually making a living from your art
- Plus much, MUCH MORE!

This just scratches the surface of what's in this book. It gives you everything you need to know to get started sculpting today.

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Three-dimensional works of art are known as sculptures. They are made using hard materials such as stone—marble, granite, among others—wood, or metals. Sculptors can also use clay or plastic and other soft materials that can harden or that can be hardened after being shaped and given form. Other materials such as wire can also be used to create sculptures. Unusual objects, found objects and other uncommon materials can also be used creatively and using traditional sculpting techniques in order to create modern sculptures.

In case you didn't know, sculpture is among the earliest forms of art known to man. In fact, sculptures can be traced even way back to the earliest civilizations. This form or medium continues to be popular even after many centuries, and it is used in many ways, whether for instruction, decoration, and even for practical applications. Sculptures are even used to remember people who have died.

Sculptures from different civilizations all over the world can be seen today in various museums, in gardens, parks and as part of the landscape surrounding many buildings. People have done this for many, many years, and perhaps that's why many of us don't even notice the sculptures that are present in our vicinity. If we look closely, however, we can see a lot of sculptures around us.

Sculptures used as decorating homes or gardens are gaining more popularity since this is an excellent and relatively easy way to add some life, function and comfort and also as an expression of the personality of the homeowner.

We consider sculpture as one of the fine arts. As such, sculptors take many years to learn various ancient sculpture techniques and using these to express themselves using stone, wood, plaster, metal or any other material. There is a long, intricate process that one has to undergo to create sculptures, and these three-dimensional works take a lot of steps to be completed. While there are a lot of courses dedicated to teaching sculpture, many of the more notable sculptors were self-taught.


Technically, all three-dimensional works of art qualify as sculptures. They are made from different materials featuring a great many subjects. In essence, sculptures are of five primary types:

Relief– Sculpture attached to a background is called a relief. A good example of this are sculptures attached to a building's walls or to a part of the ceiling. Also known as a bas-relief, you will typically find these in Greek temples or Roman cathedrals.

Kinetic sculpture– A kinetic sculpture is one that shows motion or some other kind of physical movement. Modern sculptures that have moving parts that need power sources to move are good examples of this type. The movement might lead to other effects such as the creation of sounds or lights in or around the sculpture. Without movement, there is no other noticeable effect.

Some good examples are found in Baltimore, MD each year, at the Almost Famous Annual East Coast National Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race. In this race, sculptures powered by humans race through Baltimore's streets.

Fountain– These are sculptures that contain water, whether running or standing.

Statue– This is the oldest type of sculpture, as even in olden times, statues have been used to show Biblical lessons and act as examples on how people should live.

Bust– these are depictions of people, primarily showing the upper torso area upward. These gained popularity as tributes in funerals in the Ancient world and also in Europe during the medieval times. They may be not as popular now, but they are still commonly used as tributes for esteemed persons. If you want good examples, you can just go to Washington D.C. and look at the busts of the founding fathers.


Sculpture is very prevalent in history. From the start of man's recorded history, there have been sculptural pieces primarily for religious purposes. They have also been extensively utilized to pay tribute to the departed. Sculptures have universal appeal because of their visual nature and the fact that they can go beyond cultural or linguistic barriers.


Some of the oldest sculptures have originated from China, dating as far back as 10,000 BCE. Early Asian sculptures are mainly for decoration on pots or funeral art.

Perhaps one of the best-known sculptural works are the Terra Cotta warriors, buried with Qin Shi Huan, the first emperor that united China. When he did sometime around 200 BCE, he took his entire army with him to guard him. This entourage included not only the warriors, but their horses and chariots as well. All are made from terra cotta. He took all of these people with him in the belief that he