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LIFE
CASTING
INTRODUCTION

     What is life casting anyway?" (Often written "lifecasting). That's the question that I hear most often when I mention the type of art I produce. Since I respond to it so often I learned to conserve my words - " taking a mold from the human body is" is usually my abbreviated retort. But in fact, it is much more than that as life casting or body casting as it is also known is one of the oldest art forms dating back to when Egyptian artisans used gypsum and linen or papyrus to make masks.
     Before reading on you should visit the lifecasting kit page where you will find the largest selection of life casting kits anywhere. Now back to our introduction. One might as well ask what photography is and receive the simple answer that it is a method of reproducing an exact likeness of a three-dimensional object in two dimensions. It is the right answer, but far from an adequate one.  . . (read more)

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Life Casting-World's Top Ten Ultra-Realistic Sculptors

An introduction to the world-class artists that use the art of life casting in the creation of their incredible works of art.



What Is Life Casting-An Interview With Ed McCormick

Ed McCormick, Managing Director of the Association of Lifecasters International explains the art of life casting.



How to Cast a Memorable Ring of Hands

Learn how to cast a ring of hands of three or more. They make great family gifts that will be treasured a lifetime.



Casting the Nude Model-A Front Torso Casting

Learn the technique of working with and casting a nude model by creating a front torso casting.



Face Casting Workshop Showing Basic Face Casting Techniques

Ed McCormick, demonstrates the standard face casting technique in one of his life casting workshops.



Casting Hands Holding Objects

Hands are one of the easier life casting sculptures to create; adding held objects are easier than you can image, and more interesting.



How to Successfully Cast the Ear-Two Techniques

This video shows how to cast the ear; both the special effects method as well as the life casting technique.



Full Body Casting-Demonstrated by Jason de Cairns Taylor

Internationally renowned life casting and marine artist, Jason de Cairns Taylor demonstrates his full body casting technique.



Complete Life Casting Kits with All Materials Needed

Begin your introduction to life casting using the ArtMolds EZ Cast Kits for hands, torsos, faces and more.



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