Product Description

Tooling Realistic Portraits: Buffalo Bill Cody

Annie Libertini

Friday, 5/17, 9:00am – 5:00pm, W209, Sheridan College


In this one day workshop you will learn to tool a realistic, lifelike portrait of the great Buffalo Bill Cody. In the process of tooling this portrait, Annie will show you how to make a tracing pattern from a photograph and how to use basic tools to create dimension and capture the details of character and personality that should shine through in every portrait. She will also discuss how to choose the best images to use for portraits and how to translate them to leather so that you will be ready to take these skills home and do your own! Although we will not have time to color the pictures, time permitting Annie will demo how she colors and finishes her portraits.

Materials to Bring: Tandy product codes are given for the specific tools I use: Pencil and paper, small stamping stone, stylus, swivel knife and strop, maul or mallet, misting spray bottle for water, small round modeling spoon (#8039-01), med/large round modeling spoon (#8039-02), ball end modeling tool (#8039-04), hair blade tool (#88012-00), figure beveler (F895), checked bevelers (B936, B701, B198), your preferred background tools (I use A104, A114, and  M882).

Annie Libertini

Annie began working with leather while in art school getting a degree in painting. Her leather masks and other work have been featured on television for Once Upon a Time, Z Nation, and Gotham, as well as in many photo shoots and theater productions all over the world.