How to Sculpt a Female Torso
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I am looking to make small, 12" - 18", abstract figurative sculptures. Are there videos on this?
Hi! Thanks for all your lessons. I've improved a lot following your wire guide and just can't wait to practice more. Two questions. As I'm working with water-based clay, if I want to cook it how (and when) should I remove the armature? I heard maybe in the introduction lesson that we'll create a mold, but couldn't find how on your course. Can you recommend some online resources on the subject that I can trust? thanks a lot!
Okay! A little behind here on my posts, but decided to come back for a second attempt at this sculpt. Also, working on doing a better job with the documentation. I obtained another PoseSpace set (Evae005) to work from. I tried the Da Vinci Eye app with some success, but found it most useful to grab a subset of the images and physically print them out to stand behind the piece as I worked. I went back to my earth based clay (Black Raven), which will turn pure black when fired. (One image included here as an example.) I didn't know how aluminum would respond in the kiln at 2,000°, so I used a wad of paper and tape. The problem with this was, it did NOT provide enough structural support to the clay, so maintaining the gesture was challenging (clay kept sagging under its own weight. :-P ) The photos here are of the clay just as it is reaching the "leather-hard" stage in drying
Andrew, here is my attempt at the female torso. This took a couple of hours. Mostly by hand with some help with a small tool. Let me know your thoughts.
Ok Andrew, here are a couple of female torsos I have done from poses from posespace.com, I limited myself to 2 hours each starting with a tinfoil bean armature… feedback and advice on how to make them better greatly appreciated :)