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AJ Nouri
I used a different 3D model of a skull that looks a bit different. The oil clay I am using is more granular and too sticky than chavant NSP (a bit expensive) From the beginning I've wrapped the neck with too much paper, so made it too large.
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Great job! I feel the outer edge of the eye socket looks too far forward, needs to wrap around toward the back more and the bridge of the nose looks too long. However I’m basing that on a European average skull of course. And each skull is unique, so I have no idea what your ref looks like. Otherwise, as I said, great job!
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As you can see, the hair looks a mess. this is a life sized sculpt using monsterclay and bits of plastic toys etc. for some of the mech parts. Can anyone suggest how I should tackle this? Terminator 2 has short hair, and I've searched how other sculptors have managed short hair, and they usually tackle it by creating hair in a more stylized manner. Should I just stylize the hair? The problem is, the face is not stylized, so may look off. Thanks community
Mariëlle Veldhuis
You can dissolve it in some kind of alcohol and then spray it with your finger and a cut brush. Or dap with a sponge. Or make small holes with a needle (Slant and than ligt) and brush in some dissolved Chua ant with a brush.
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Thank you! :)
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Shaun
I’m gearing up to oil paint down the road. Well, that in and of itself is super complex, as beginning attempts have shown. I am now getting down to basics, lots of drawing to be done, skills to learn, a gargantuan need to learn anatomy, and then mixing paint will come later, so that when I actually use canvas and paints, I can create something of value and not some monstrosity to be found in a thrift store or trash bin.  I’m wondering what is advice of practicing digitally versus real pen, and paper, pencil or charcoal in developing skills? Any thoughts?
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I discovered there was no difference between digital and traditional. The thing is, just do it! I started with digital fearing i couldnt practically use paints, but soo leart it was not much different other than there is no Ctrl+Z. But with oils you get plenty of time to push the paint or wipe off. Just do it Shaun :)
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Andrew Joseph Keith
It can be sanded but you have to be careful because the silica dust is out good to breath in. It is difficult once the sculpture is completely dry to make modifications like adding clay to the surface.
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Thank you
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@brandonstudio
Oh where do I start!! Hair, that damn pesky thing. Sculpting different emotions. Eye depth in the face, I struggle with that one! subtle mouth expressions. Oh, just everything!
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Sometimes heating a knife and tapping the sculpture with the flat of the blade so that it melts the surface and then pulling it away can create some interesting texture. You can also just use a rough rake to create some short strokes in multiple directions that go along with the direction of the stubble. The difference in texture from the smooth skin to a rough tooled texture might be enough to give the feeling of stubble.
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Thanks mate!
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Can anyone recommend a good technique to create facial stubble? I have tried a few different ways. One, just scraping various lines using a fine tool, however it just looks like I've scraped the face. So I tried using a fan rake tool thing, seen here. However I think it looks like sort of tight curly African American stubble, and not the Anglo Saxon stubble I'm going for. HELP!
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I dont understand the question
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Well she worked out kinda OK. Here I was worried about the ear but it was the shoulder that blew! So I glued it and added some gold paint.
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