How to Sculpt the Mouth

Portrait Sculpting

The Mouth

How to Sculpt the Mouth

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How to Sculpt the Mouth

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Sculpt a life size mouth study using yourself as a reference.

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@mdm206
It took a long time to give as much volume to the areas around the lips to avoid flatness. I had problems with the corner of the mouth. Redid them a few times. It looks like a smile from the side, but normal from the front. I can't figure it out. How can I do it better? Also are there any big mistakes?
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Hey it's looking good. it does look like the secondary forms are too blocky. Try smoothing out the transitions between forms. Also pay close attention to your references from the front, side, above and below angles. Keep it up! you're doing great!
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Roy Nottage
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 👃.
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Scott Camazine
Lovely work Roy. I agree with your self-critique that the dental mound does not protrude enough, or perhaps the nose protrudes too far. I like the final smooth surface you achieve. Are you getting that just with tool work, or are you using oil or a solvent as well?
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Rajat G
Hi Andrew, I have no experience in drawing or sculpting at all. I am very curious and interested to learn face sculpting. Can you please suggest me if I can join this or any other course that suits a beginner like me? Thanks in advance.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Yeah I definitely recommend the Portrait Sculpting Course because I try to approach it as if students are beginners but then also provide tips for sculptors at any level. We all were beginners at some point but the faster you get into actual sculpting and practice the fundamentals the faster you'll move on from the beginner stage. Even just starting with the free content should help you get started!
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Anthony Leckie
Obviously I'm not Andrew but I may have a good answer for your question. The Proko Figure Drawing Fundamentals course is where I started and it felt like a great place to build some fundamentals. I really enjoyed it and grew a lot while I worked through the course. I've applied things I learned there to both drawing and sculpture.
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Nicky Tonkin
This is also a master class in art terminology for discussing sculpture ... AMAZING!
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Thanks! I'm glad you've found it helpful!
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