Aaron Osofsky
Aaron Osofsky
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Sylvain St-Pierre
All i did in sculpting until now was a small foot, hand and an ear @sylvain.st.pierre_sculpture. I wasn’t ready to create a full figure or even a torso but i participated and happy with the outcome although it is far from what i i am aiming for. It took me 6 hours. Materials used: non hardening clay 5$ Shish kabab stick Paper clips Butter knife Left over electrical copper wire that i unshielded for the structure. Difficulties that i encountered: - structure to small (4.5 in) and not positioned correctly at the beginning. That prevented me from getting into places and forced me to reposition the structure with the clay on it. That messed up the form that i had to redo a few times. - After blocking in the form as best i could i went into details to quickly. Had to restart the details many times. Besides that i had a lot of fun and am anxious to do a bigger piece with good tools, after learning technical skills from Andrew Joseph Keith.
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Aaron Osofsky
It is sensuous, with lots of movement. How did you get the clay smooth??
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Aaron Osofsky
Got the NSP Chavant clay brick from Amazon. Found it in my mailbox this morning in New Hampshire, and it was cold. I had a hard time cutting it with a butter knife so I stabbed a lot and broke it into hard pieces. I discovered on the internet  that 30 to 45 seconds in the microwave warmed it up. I tried to build foil boxes as an Armature. I would discover later that they were too big . I had to rip out the foil in the pelvis region later in the project, and I was literally carving on foil in the torso. If you haven’t done this project yet, make a smaller Armature and make sure there’s plenty of clay over it. I made the basic shape of the torso and compared against the computer pictures but finally gave up and printed out 10 pictures because I was worried about my oily hands all over the computer. I added bits and pieces trying to get the basic shape and eventually adding anatomy as I understand it. I used less than a quarter  brick of clay, a butter knife to smooth things, and a paper clip to cut off excess, and dig  out clay. 
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Aaron Osofsky
Looked at some you tube videos. Don't know what else I need to start. For the first lessonI guess I will also need wire cutters or Pliers to make an armature? How will I soften the clay? Torches, lighters, double boiler?hair dryer?What is recommended? What solvent is safest for a low circulation area? I Never made an armature or worked with oil based clay. I apologize I posted these questions elsewhere also. Thanks!!
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Aaron Osofsky
I understand for your course, you suggested oil based clay, and you recommended:NSP medium by Chavant. Will you post complete list of what is necessary for your course. How many bricks do you suggest I order for the course?. Do I need a lighter, a torch? a double boiler? which solvent is safest to use in a basement, my work space? Do I need a solvent? I am seeing hints from youtube that different folks are using different stuff. I have worked in water based clay, but have no idea what tools are specific to oil-based clay. I would like to begin to order, make, or locate them in preparation for coursework.
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Aaron Osofsky
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I am interested in doing The Proko course work digitally. This is new to me as I have no digital training. I have done some research and decided to purchase a 2020 iPad Pro with procreate ap and an apple pen (2nd gen.) Does anyone know where I can find a video of how to use the procreate app on a tablet ( ipad) to do anatomy contouring Of muscles Or drawing bones over imported photographic images? Also, how to isolate and Colorize muscle groups would help. Any tutorial on the mechanics of using the digital equipment for the assignments of Stans course would help. I downloaded procreate pocket on the iPhone so I can begin to understand the basic tools . I have found some very basic videos that give me clues, and very complicated videos on YouTube that I can’t follow. I can guess how this might happen using the tools I have seen, but I still have some questions about How do you use layers and alpha masks and reference assignment and the other tools in the program. Is there a “lasso tool” in procreate pocket 4.0 ? Can’t find it. What does it mean to lock or group layers? Why can’t I paint on a layer that’s been grouped? Can someone make a video Of doing Prokos anatomy assignments with the iPad and procreate app, Then I I could focus on the anatomy and not the mechanics of the digital device.
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Aaron Osofsky
A bit difficult to read. Can you post a cleaner image?
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Anthony Cortes
Some upper back sketches, please give me some feed back please : )
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Aaron Osofsky
The shading could be used to create better volumes with more light, shadow core and reflected light. Muscles of arm need more asymmetry
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