3 Ways to Start a Portrait Sculpt (Loomis, Bridgman, Bodem)
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Make all 3 of these block ins with clay.
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I am an absolute beginner. I did my best, and I can see some of my errors; I tried fixing them but wasn't very successful. Well, the only way to go from here is up! By the way, I did the profile pancakes, but I had a computer glitch and lost all of my photos. I wanted to keep going, but I feel that I should back up and do those again. I did not keep the profile pancakes, so here I go again.
How do these look? I'm having issues with the frontview, especially in Loomis and Bodem. What am I doing wrong?
Did Loomis first, then Bridgman and finally Bodem. Loomis felt like it went ok, I had some familiarity with the Loomis head on paper and always thought it seemed like it could be a good starting point in 3D. Didn’t really get on with my Bridgman, perhaps because I made the head too blocky / big for the neck. Of the three, it’s the one I kept having to tweak because it felt off. Think I came at it all wrong - it just wasn’t vibing at all. In Bridgman’s illustrations and when Andrew uses it, it looks a lot more natural / organic, so maybe I overdid it with the angles. Should've gone more curved triangle? Enjoyed having a go at Bodem. Found it easier than the other two to visualise how I could ‘work into it’ and use it as a starting point. More adding, less removing. Also it reminds me of Gray Fox’s helmet from Metal Gear, so hard not to like. For my preference of the three, I guess I’d have to try starting a portrait with each to know. But I reckon it’d be somewhere between Bodem and Loomis.
I keep posting in the wrong area🙃! Anyway hope this is the right spot for this and certainly hope I understood the assignment!!
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