Sculpting a Simplified Head - Part 1
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Sculpt one of these head abstractions focusing on secondary forms, without getting too detailed.
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Again, I can see where I need to improve. If you recall (because I know you have a lot of students), I am a total beginner. I know I have parts of the scalp that are caved in a bit, but the clay I’m working with is really hard to work with. I am working with Super Sculpy medium.
I thought it took ages, but it was only a few hours. Are there any notable mistakes that I should adress?
This was a fun exercise. I got a bit carried away making an armature since I have a woodshop, but it probably was not worth the effort to try to use less clay by making a fuller armature. I included a few shots of the earlier part of the process. It took me a while to figure out why the front view in the initial stages looked so weird (the top of the head being too wide and large). I am not finished with this yet, so please send me LOTS of criticisms and suggestions. I think I will mold this in silicone (using cheap hardware store 100% silicone. It works well for me) But I do hope that Andrew will give us some instruction on mold-making as well
I've got a bit behind schedule, oops. Will catch up. Started this assigment with the boden method (which I've decided I Iike a lot), and blocked out from there. Used my previous ref (and the early pancake... bit risky?) to help with the profile. In hindsight, I should've taken photos early and flipped them horizontally once the main shapes were in. Having flipped the front/back photos now, I feel like the symmetry is pretty off. For the smoothing I used a loop tool I made a while back, by clamping loops of nickel wound guitar string into each end of a narrow copper pipe. Then cleaned that up a tissue that has been dabbed with isopropyl myristrate.
The pictures aren’t the best, we are remodeling our kitchen. My usual spot is no longer available until that is finished.
Hope I am on the right track here. I think I jumped into the features to much, but just got so excited about sculpting that I skated right past the more basic forms.
Just finished this assignment. Any feedback and critique would be great. I sculpted digitally instead of traditional method. These knowledge can be transferred to methods. Thank you for the lesson Andrew.
I made it?? This is my first sculpture, well… But i really Have fun. Thanks for the video and your amazing work ✨
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