In the hands of a master, a slab of clay becomes a wonder to behold. This sculpting demonstration, from Philippe Faraut's "The Art of Sculpting with Philippe Faraut Volume 3: Men", shows just what a great sculptor can do in only a matter of minutes.
Take time to browse these wonderful galleries of images of Faraut's portraits in terra cotta, bronze, and marble. His figures, bronzes, stone sculptures, and forensic art show Faraut's versatility. You'll marvel, as I did, at the range of emotions, physical features, and other details in his work.
Faraut, who demonstrates a deep sensitivity to the human form and human expression and an extraordinary knowledge of anatomy, has worked not only in bronze, stone, and clay but also porcelain, wood, and wax.
A list of Faraut's instructional books and DVDs is here.
Additional online video demonstrations include "Sculpting the Art Critic", "Sculpting the Aging Process", "Crazy", "Meth-Amorphosis", and "Before the Devil Has Time". When you have time, come back and watch them all (all but one last less than five minutes; the longest is just over six minutes).