Building Secondary Forms
Building Secondary Forms
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Figure Sculpting Fundamentals

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Building Secondary Forms

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Building Secondary Forms

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Andrew Joseph Keith
Get your sculpting hands ready to work on building secondary forms!
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Pete McG
I tried completing a sculpture. Feedback please. The model is OliviaP10
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Ellen Deilkås
Hi, here I have tried to build secondary forms on the simplified body. I have not worked on the face and head yet. I have not had access to modelling tools that I have at home. It has been a blessing to work with a self build armature.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Really great!! And a great pose. If you need to build some tools check out the lesson on tools for sculpting. I’d say you can keep going and start to work on the anatomy. You might check the size of the rib cage compared to the hips. In women the hips tend to be wider and the rib cage smaller. Keep it up!
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jakeyboy123
Andrew, here is the build out result. Let me know your thoughts.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Looking good! Try to simplify the forms into simple shapes like the arms into cylinders, you might also need to check the balance from some angles. It’s hard to tell sometimes from photos. Keep it up!
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Pete McG
Hi Andrew, working on secondary forms.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Hey this is looking good! I might just check the proportions. It’s hard to tell from photos but the length of the shoulder to the elbow might be a little long. Now you can start to slow down and observe the shapes of the silhouette from every angle making small adjustments. Don’t add too much clay too fast. Keep it up!
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Maciek Komenza
hello Andrew.  please review the work from the last lesson. Thank you in advance!! Maciek
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Wow this is looking great! The only thing jumping out is that the legs might be too short compared to the length of the torso. This might mean that the groin needs to be moved up slightly. The forms are looking good so I think you can start to slow down and make smaller adjustments. Try for subtly in the forms. Keep it up! Amazing work!
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kalinda Witchey
Hi Andrew, iv been attempting to sculpt this pose, I’m starting to struggle with it, do you have any advice on how I can improve what iv done so far? Thanks from Kalinda
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Andrew Joseph Keith
It looks like it might be getting too thick in some areas and that the secondary forms of the anatomy are stiffening the pose and overpowering the primary forms. I would consider taking a loop tool and removing some of the secondary forms as well as really focusing on the outline. For example from the back view there is a distinct transition between the lower back and the Latissimus dorsi muscle but that transition doesn’t appear to be as apparent on your sculpture. Really try to get the gesture and silhouette established before you start to develop the anatomy.
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