Until very recently, I've been a little out of the loop as far as the sculpting community, but I found out last week that one of my favorite sculptors teamed up with two other wonderful gentlemen to give sculptors one of the most thorough, detailed books on sculpting and mold-making that I've yet to see.
Pop Sculpture by Tim Bruckner, Ruben Procopio and Zach Oat would be a steal at twice or even thrice the price Amazon is asking. That's no exaggeration when you consider that EVERY page contains tack-sharp, full-color photographs that detail every step of the process of taking concept artwork and turning it into a three dimensional piece of artwork. There's also a section on sculpting a fully articulated action figure, as well as in-depth discussions of tools, different sculpting media, paints, and photography, not to mention some advice on good business practices. Tim even shares his own recipe for the sculpting wax he uses! The writing is entertaining, informative, descriptive and detailed without being dull for one second. Each page is skillfully laid out in a way that makes my eyes happy, and oh, there are SO many photographs of beautiful, finished sculptures from a variety of artists in addition to everything else I've described.
It will have you lusting after wax pens and cel vinyl paints, but it will also inspire you and encourage you to explore your sculpting potential to the fullest.
What else can I say? It's 272 pages of full-color goodness, for around $20 on Amazon.