Cover Image
Cover image property of Lisa Lichtenfels

  • Introduction
  • Materials Needed for this Sculpture
  • The Tracing Paper Skeleton
  • Establishing the Forensic Landmarks
  • Visualizing A Simplified Skeleton
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Auxiliary Patterns
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Sculpting in Wire
  • Ribs
  • Legs
  • A Trick of the Trade
  • Attaching Legs and Finishing the Pelvis
  • Arms
  • Attaching the Arms
  • Placing the "Bones"
  • Hands and Feet
  • Finishing the Skeleton
  • Wrapping the Skeleton
  • Muscles and Basic Build Up
  • Building the Muscles
  • Points of Attachment
  • Simplified Muscles
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Fat and Fleshiness
  • Skin: Planning
  • Preparing the Nylon
  • Applying the Skin
  • Nylon cover for the Hands
  • Feet
  • Needlemodelling
  • Complex Skinning
  • double Layer Needlemodelling
  • Sculpting in Color
  • Attaching the Head
  • Finishing the Neck
  • Wings
  • Attaching the Wings
  • The Final Figure

Title: The Basic Body: Soft Sculpture Techniques
Author: Lisa Lichtenfels
Publication Date: Spiralbound:1995
Publisher: self-published
Page Count: 115
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Her instructions are clear and very heavily illustrated. These books aren't 'dumbed down' for the weekend crafter, so if you are looking for serious instruction on soft-sculpting and don't have access to classes, this is an excellent place to go. She gives a small gallery of photos of her breath-taking work as well.

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating. These aren't pattern books, but "how to" manuals for employing Lisa Lichtenfels' techniques for soft sculpture.

SUMMARY- I was very glad I bought this set of books.