Visit www.studiorealism.com to see other tutorials on how to sculpt the human figure in clay. This is a deleted scene from my new Beginning Figure Sculpting DVD about sculpting clay figures, which can be found at www.studiorealism.com
This book is a priceless tool. I suggest buying it in English. However, it is on this French website for free.
If you are in the LA area (my old stomping grounds) Karen Cope is the person I would suggest going to for classes. Take a look at her website and see what I am talking about.
This is a how to about figures sculpting DVD. The DVD is titled beginning figure sculpting. It is almost two hours packed full of priceless information.
Studio Realism has a vast collection of tips, videos, how to sculpt DVDs and articles, and more! The information on this site is good for fine art, hobbyists, polymer clay sculptors, and students.
This video page has dozens of free clips and tips on how to sculpt with clay. The clay used in most of them is oil based clay, however polymer clay can be used in the same way as shown in the tips.
This is a link to a PDF containing an incredible amount of free information. Drew Williams of Satyr Sculpting Studio gives away every part of the polymer clay sculpting process from start to finish. I know Drew, he and I shared a studio in grad school. Drew is not greedy or selfish, and this book proves it. Everything you ever wanted to know about how to sculpt with polymer clay, especially characters, miniatures, toys, or game pieces.