I'm getting some info from the sponsors and then I will message winners and contestants with information on how to get their prizes! (this might take a bit so please be patient) Great job everyone! I look forward to the next one!
Life size mouth assignment. Decided to ignore the facial hair and focus on the facial forms. Not sure I pushed the dental mound out far enough. And it was tough getting inside the lips. Feel like my noses are getting better though 👃.
hi Andrew, here are the photos of the sculpture I made for the competition. it's the first time I've attempted a work of this size and it's also the first time I've participated in a competition. it was very useful to have photos of the model, they pushed me to delve into the anatomy. so thank you very much for this great opportunity for artistic growth. it has been a wonderful experience and I hope that in the future there will be other new challenges. see you soon, Mauro.
Hello Andrew and hello to all the participants. First of all, thank you very much for create this competition, it has been an intense two weeks and I have learned so much, I don't feel that my sculpture is fully finished (I will continue working on it) but here is the result at this point, and I'm very happy with it.
Hello Andrew. This lesson is wonderful, and inspiring. Thank you. I have seen this pose frequently in the course. Is it available in PoseSpace. I thought it might be a useful exercise to use this pose, and then move on to others.
Here is my nose, along with some additional anatomy! I guess I got carried away and could not just do the nose. I felt like I needed some more context (lips, mouth, forehead, cheeks) to be able to capture the features. This is still a work-in-progress. I am hoping to get some good critiques to help me improve this exercise.
This was a fun exercise. I got a bit carried away making an armature since I have a woodshop, but it probably was not worth the effort to try to use less clay by making a fuller armature. I included a few shots of the earlier part of the process. It took me a while to figure out why the front view in the initial stages looked so weird (the top of the head being too wide and large). I am not finished with this yet, so please send me LOTS of criticisms and suggestions. I think I will mold this in silicone (using cheap hardware store 100% silicone. It works well for me) But I do hope that Andrew will give us some instruction on mold-making as well
I've got a bit behind schedule, oops. Will catch up. Started this assigment with the boden method (which I've decided I Iike a lot), and blocked out from there. Used my previous ref (and the early pancake... bit risky?) to help with the profile. In hindsight, I should've taken photos early and flipped them horizontally once the main shapes were in. Having flipped the front/back photos now, I feel like the symmetry is pretty off. For the smoothing I used a loop tool I made a while back, by clamping loops of nickel wound guitar string into each end of a narrow copper pipe. Then cleaned that up a tissue that has been dabbed with isopropyl myristrate.
I thought I would try carving a skull rather using clay for this assignment. I found it quite a bit more difficult to sculpt using ONLY a subtractive process, rather than being able to add and subtract, correcting my mistakes. I laminated pieces of plywood and used their vertical orientation to help me maintain the bilateral symmetry of the skull. My piece is not as abstract as you suggested in the assignment, but I really enjoyed this exercise.