$5 Sculpture Challenge Demo
5$Sculpture challenge! what a blast! Had a chop stick as my 'tool' but used it just for the centre line - found it easier to use my hands for the rest. Thank You.
I retook some photos of my torso sculpture from the $5 sculpture Challenge since a lot of the comments about the sculptures was about photographing them in a nice, consistent environment.
Hi, my name is Claudia. I used a knife, scissor, wire, tape, foil, water, paper clip and clay. First I wanted to try the whole figure "trisha" but I could not get the foil into shape. Then I tried to build a shape out of wire/foil/tape. When I looked at the shape, I thought aaah naaa I'd rather start small :) So I chose the right foot of "trisha" (a toe would have been small). I don't know anything about anatomy, so I'm going to take classes to learn it. The same goes for drawing. I tried to get at least the ankle, a couple of tendons sculpted. I should have compressed the foot more. It is so flat. And the toes... :) But it was fun! I'm glad I finally freed up time to learn sculpting. So here is my worst work but not my best :) (English is not my native language so please bear with me)
Hallo there, this is my clip figure, I was ispired by Michelangelo drawing "birth of Adam" is no more detail, it was vary funny for my use one tool! and Work too for my suprise !
ok, first time ever trying sculpting. I'm so nervous sharing but I need to improve somehow might as well be when I'm starting out. but I'm excited to keep looking at videos and seeing what I can do to improve. I've only had time to watch the $5 sculpture and the how to start sculpting videos so I'm sure this will all improve as I keep looking at the videos and getting feedback. I thought I had a pictures somewhere with just the tin foil as the base but can't seem to find the photos. I used tin foil, safety pin, paper clip and my hands. I think I used too much tin foil to start off with to make the woman because it was almost to scale and didn't have much clay on the actual sculpture because of it. there are spots the tin foil started coming through, but I guess it's a lesson I learned after finishing. the tin foil was too much on the head and probably the torso, so I couldn't carve very much on it, oh well smaller amount next time so I can use more clay. I also scraped the ear off and put it closer I might've regretted that decision but I think the ear improved just not the placing. super cheap start up, I just took forever doing it.
Hey There! I have some experience in working with clay but this is my first figure-sculpting course. I normally paint, sketch (figure sketches as well) and sculpting terracotta clay but I was hesitant to do figure-sculpting as I failed many times when I was younger. I found a rekindled passion for figure-sculpting and signed up for this course. SO FAR, the course has helped me a lot. Tools I used were: 1) An unusually large toothpick that i found buried under some boxes 2) A random wire that was thrown away, I bent it in different shapes for carving, smoothening etc. 3) Foil for armature but for the 3rd sculpture i used paper and brown tape. 4) The WORST camera to take pictures of the figure. I apologise for the quality. Sculpting on a budget ;) P.S. I found that sketching the given models in different angles before sculpting them, is beneficial. I realised this at my 3rd sculpture though :(
Hi everyone! This is my first-ever figure sculpture! I normally work in 2D and paint with acrylics, but I've been wanting to challenge myself with a different medium. I'm signed up for the 'anatomy for artists' course as well, but haven't started it yet. So I decided to give this sculpture challenge a try cold-turkey, just for fun! Everything but the clay I had around the house, so it only cost me $1. I used tinfoil for the armature, a flooring sample for the base, dollar store clay and a safety pin for detail. I used the photos of Jesse and took about 3-4 hours. I struggled most with the muscles (too many or not enough in places--I'm feeling "Hulk" vibes hahaha), and I cut too deep on the center line for the back, but I'm pretty happy with it for my first-ever try. I'm excited to get into the anatomy course soon as I'm sure that will help me out. Happy for comments and critique! :) I did use all the reference photos for this pose, but the website only lets me add 10 images). Thanks!
First assignment took about 3.5 hours. Struggled a little with aluminum foil armature. Found 2 lbs of Crayola modeling clay for under $7. Used less than 0.5 lbs. Tool is 2" finishing nail with ends pounded and shaped with grinder. Documentation includes natural light from the left with a bounce off sheet of white paper from the right.
Phew! 3.5 hours later, I've just finished my first ever sculpture from life! I'm a cake decorator and am really looking to better incorporate sculpture into my edible creations! I know this is cliche but sheesh!--You all make this stuff look easy! This project was a lot of tough lessons in balance and proportion! I definitely made my armature way too thick and detailed... BUT now I know!
Here's my sculpture, which looks like it's ready to fall over XD (forgot to get my tool in the photo, but I used a needle) Can't wait to continue learning about how to sculpt the figure!
Ok here is my second sculpture for the $5 challenge - J Mac soft clay over a tinfoil bean using only hands and a butter knife - hoping this gets easier with tools… feedback appreciated :)
Ok I need some serious help. This is my second attempt. My first attempt was with Medium Chavant NSP, but it was too hard for me to handle. I used my hairdryer to soften it but it hardened as soon as I walked down stairs. The pictures are of the second attempt with soft clay. I'm amazed how everyone else's look so smooth and chunky. Mine is all broken up and patchy. Is it because I used soft clay?
Hi Andrew. I'm late for the challenge part, but some feedback would be very much appreciated :). I'm a 3D artist, trying to become character artist :D So for the past two years I've been studying anatomy, and doing some figure drawing along with traditional sculpting attempts. I haven't used any home made tools , because when I got my sculpting tools I just threw away everything I made myself. I tried to work mostly with my fingers, and occasionally use the ones in the photo. Thanks!
Hi Andrew, I was thinking it would be great if you could add the reference images to the lesson notes for us to download to use when we try making the lesson sculpture as making one without the reference photos is a bit of a handicap and if we had the images to work from it would be super helpful, love to hear your thoughts?
Here is my 2nd attempt. This time I tried the full figure. I used one of my 20 ga wire armatures but it was too clumsy and made things a little harder. One thing about the wire armature and full figure is I don’t know where to start. How to start building the elbow joint for example. I started with the pelvis and the rib cage but then I got lost pretty quickly. The other challenge was to make sure the sculpture is balanced otherwise it doesn’t stand on its own. Also, I didn’t use any tool for this sculpture. Not that I didn’t want to, I just didn’t know how/where to use it. I would appreciate any feedback.