Andrew Joseph Keith
Andrew Joseph Keith
Proko sculpting instructor from Logan Utah. Sculpting takes drawing to a whole new dimension.
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Rebecca Shay
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?
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Andrew Joseph Keith
the clay may have something to do with it as soft clay tends to work faster but it is harder to work on details (because it moves around so easily) which is why I prefer a little firmer of a clay. you might try putting the clay in an oven at as low as it will go (like 150 F or less) or in a air tight plastic bag and place it in some hot water until the clay is soft all the way through. I like it soft during the initial stages but once there is some mass then I'll let it cool and just add one piece of clay at a time and use tools when needed to smooth the surface.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Recent hand study that I did. With this one I used the simple method of twisting 5 wires together for the forearm and then had the twisting end at the wrist to separate the wire into the thumb and fingers. I just used my left hand as a reference for this sculpture which is a great exercise. If you haven’t tried to do a hand study yet give it a try and you can close one eye and look through the sculpture at your hand to check the proportions, angles, and widths of the hand from many angles.
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Jose Mansilla
I just got my sculpture course. Will begin my new project
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Excited to hear it! Can’t wait to see your work.
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Alfredo Negron
I've always thought it would be quite complicated to do a mould of a sculpture which has a 1/2" pipe sticking out from one side, what's the common practice for these cases? I assume that having the armature hang from its head with a wire makes things much simpler for moulding? - Thanks! 😊
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Yes the hanging is easier for mold making. With the rod you have to make it come out at where the seam between two parts of the mold would be.
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Tyler Wilson
How dare you use a butterknife to tighten those. I will fake outrage for days! DAYS! ( joke)
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Andrew Joseph Keith
You know it still haunts me to this day...
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Anubhav Saini
Sirrr Do we need to make an armature for a 2 inch clay sculpture???
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Andrew Joseph Keith
I would try to, with a thin 22 gauge aluminum wire. It would be hard to sculpt a full figure so small without something to give it some strength.
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mameko
Where are the links to purchase material ?
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Andrew Joseph Keith
You might just try searching the brands or types of clay I mention because some of the links don’t work depending on your location. I like to look on eBay or Amazon for aluminum wire, and clay.
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Ray Huysman
Is there a download for Adjustable Armatures??? Also I have been away and I need to catch up. I viewed your Bridgeman video the other day. You were asked questions about Mold Making Techniques. Do you know Robert Tolone You Tube Site which is all about Mold Making. He has covered One & Two Piece Molds, Blanket Molds, Cut Molds, Rotational Molding and how to build your own Rotational Mold Machine that is hand driven. He has a lot of great suggestions how to succeed in Molding and Casting. He has been very helpful to me in my work with figures.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Oh that’s awesome I’ll have to check out that channel. There should just be the video lesson, I don’t think there’s anything else to download for this one.
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Maciek Komenza
hello everybody I am glad that I decided to buy the course. I hope that the knowledge received here will allow me to develop. I have one small problem - despite the fee, I still don't see premium lessons, only short videos from YT
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Andrew Joseph Keith
https://www.proko.com/help you might try contacting the help center with this link and they should be able to help.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Hmm that’s not right. If you’ve purchased the course you should be able to see and access all the premium lessons. I’m not sure what the issue is though...
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Michael M
Hello Andrew - this is a really question about the website: when I open the My Classroom link the dashboard window opens and the message in the block below My Profile says that I have not added any courses to My Classroom. This concerns me since I have purchased your figure sculpting fundamentals course. A glitch, or am I missing something? Will appreciate your reply. Thank you.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
I’m not sure what the issue is. The Proko team handles all the technical stuff so you might message the help center (https://www.proko.com/help)
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Hmmm that doesn’t sound right. If you go to my profile and then click on the figure sculpture course does it allow you to access the premium videos? (Like the cheap sculpture demo)? It may be a glitch and if you can’t get access to the course you might want to contact help@proko.com
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Hariharan Suryakumar
Enjoyed doing the armature using single piece of wire! I have practiced it and happy with the result.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Nice! Keep it up!
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muntzelangelo
Took longer than expected and my thumb hurts a bit from the twisting. but they seem promising to me, i guess i'll make some even smaller just to play around with the clay
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Nice!
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Cat
I did ones at 6, 9, and 12 inches. I imagine the 6 inch one would have been easier with a thinner wire, but I only have this. I used the sharpie to mark the wire with the measurements, and that helped a lot while figuring out the process.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Great job!
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Gary Stratton
My wire finally showed up so here are my 3 armatures. I should have listened more to the measure constantly advice, because somehow after it was done I found the middle sized guy has one leg too short! Not sure what happened there, but need to practice more. Had not done anything like this before and it was fun.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Hey looks great! Yeah the hips might be a little too wide too but other than that they look good! Keep it up!
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vickgomm
green garden wire helps clay stick better
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Nice! Looks great! I’m liking the block in of the rib cage and pelvis as well. Keep it up!
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Richard Husky
Just watched this, and, yeah, it's much simpler than approaches I've used. Gonna give this a try.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Glad to hear it!
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Gayatri M
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This should be taught in schools because it’s fun to make and it helps us to build finger calluses like guitarist. Which is cool. The only difference is, our hurt more🤣(🥲) Jokes aside, this loop thingy is very cool. It gives us more flexibility to change the basic posture and build of the sculpture. About the armature. Unlike last time, I have kept the hip unit a little less than one unit. I see the problem in my previous armatures now. But can I use them for future studies anyways, by bending them downwards or something? Please tell if the proportion on this one is ok? It might look off at the head because I cut the wire too soon.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Hey these look a lot better! And yes you can make the hips less wide by bending them downward or upward but just be aware that this will change the proportions between the legs and the torso. Keep up the great work! And I agree it would have been fun to learn this in school!
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