Andrew Keith
Andrew Keith
Proko sculpting instructor from Logan Utah. Sculpting takes drawing to a whole new dimension.
Andrew Keith
Here’s a look at this roughed out stage of this female figure sculpture that’s one of the demo sculptures for the Figure Sculpting Fundamentals Course! Come join the course and learn to sculpt the figure!
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Erin :-)
I just ordered oil base clay of of amazon, but what do we use for wiring? Can we use a mix of paperclips and foil? Does it have to be 18" tall? Can it be just a head or does it have to be a full figure? Thank you!😏
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Andrew Keith
It can be any part of the body or the whole figure and any size but I recommend starting small as that will be easier to finish.
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David Doucette
Is anyone else having trouble navigating the Classroom? I have purchased your course but the site says I am not participating in any courses even though I have added them. I can only access them through the notifications. Also how do I access the figure poses you are working from that are supposed to be included with the price of the course?
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Andrew Keith
It is a new platform and format that takes some getting used to. Here’s the link for the download of the three poses you can use for the first assignment. https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/how-to-start-sculpting-on-a-budget/downloads Let me know if you have any issues!
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Patrick Campos
Incredible work, love the way you simplified some of the shapes on this one, while respecting the gesture. Awesome!!
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Andrew Keith
Thanks!
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Andrew Keith
For me the worst smell I can think if right now is the bottom of a garage can that hasn’t been cleaned in months that’s seen foods like fish or meat... yeah that’s pretty bad.
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Andrew Keith
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question! What is the worst smell in your opinion? I did a demo on texturing in my most recent Patreon video where I took this nose from the rough stage to a more finished stage. Here you can see where the nose started and 50 mins later. People often ask me about texturing and the way I achieve my finished look so that’s what this demo was about. On patreon I do more casual projects where I film the process without cuts and just talk through my approach as I’m working. We do 2 projects each month and the demos usually last around 1 hour. Obviously I recommend first getting the Proko figure sculpting fundamentals course! After you’ve got that if you want even more demos in a less structured environment you might like sculpting along with us on Patreon too. (Access to video demos at $10/month) https://www.patreon.com/Andrewjosephkeith
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Sylvain St-Pierre
Really cool hand. Is there a structure for each finger ?
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Andrew Keith
For this one there is a wire armature for each finger.
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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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Andrew Keith
Great job for a first assignment. Yes it’s always frustrating running into the armature while sculpting. That’s something I talk about in the lessons on armatures. 
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Gayatri
Asked for help
This is my first sculpture practice. Not only on proko but in my life as well. So, please feel free to critique. I am using the pose Jesse233. I can see few mistakes myself. Like, center line on the back and pinching side of the torso. I doubt if my foil armature was right for this pose or not. I am enjoying this a lot. So, if you think I should start from the scratch again then I would totally do it. :P
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Andrew Keith
Hey not bad for a first go! Keep it up! I look forward to seeing your progression during the course!
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Charles Tryon
How tall is this sculpt? My entry for the challenge was only around 7", so I was having trouble getting some of the details. Larger always seems to be easier. Also, the clay I got was pretty soft, so harder to control.
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Andrew Keith
This sculpture is 18 inches tall and yes a larger sculpture is usually easier though it takes much more time to finish. For the first challenge you’re welcome to do a larger sculpture as well and you can even build out the inside with aluminum foil. Putting the project in the fridge can also help if it’s too soft. 
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Andrew Keith
If you’ve been doing the #cheapsculpturechallenge that is the first assignment for the new Proko sculpture course you might recognize this pose from the references provided for that. Remember that submissions for that assignment must be posted by June 30 which is coming right up so if you’d like a chance to win some of the prizes and be featured in a critique video be sure to get those submissions in!
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Andrew Keith
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Paige Krämer
Are there any hashtags that we can use for this challenge at the same time on instagram. I want to post the progress on my IG. Should we post only the final result here?
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Andrew Keith
#cheapsculpturechallenge is the # to use! Yeah post to both!
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Shelley
Is this where we post the challenge assignments and regular assignments? You told me to post in the cheap sculpture challenge section under sculpture 3-D but I do not see that wording anywhere. I wonder if my premium is Properly opened from your side.
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Andrew Keith
This location is better I think though I’ll try my best to find assignments wherever they are posted.
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Andrew Keith
Here works fine!
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Sourav Saha
I have water based clay could i try the first challenge with water based clay and few household items just for trying out
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Andrew Keith
Sounds good! Water based clay works great too!!
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Shelley
I am not on Instagram. Is there any other way to Post our challenge Projects? Is there a private group Facebook option? Is there any other way to reach Instructor other than Instagram @ Andrew Joseph Keith?
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Andrew Keith
Yes post them to the “Sculpture 3D” section under the topic “cheap sculpture challenge” that I created. Just post as a comment with photos. Good luck!
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Charles Tryon
Wondering... Is taking a popsicle stick and carving it to a point considered bending the rules? It is free, but it will probably look a lot like one of those special sculpture tools.
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Andrew Keith
Hmmm I’m gonna say try to do it without modifying the tool too much. This assignment is just for fun and to document your work.
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Charles Tryon
I have a lot of older plastalina, but it is really oily... so went to the craft store to get some inexpensive clay they had (nice earth tones, at $3.99/lb), along with some wire for armatures. I don't think you can get away from oil based clay being... well... oily, but at least this clay seems a little more firm and less sticky!
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Andrew Keith
yeah I also prefer a less oily clay but with oil based clay it’s part of the medium.
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Shelley
So was the materials instruction today the class session for the week?
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Andrew Keith
Yes this was the lesson for the week but I believe there will also be a premium video of me doing an example assignment coming out today if I’m not mistaken.
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Sue Bailey
I’m confused… so, is this Day 1 (Week 1) of our Figure Sculpting class?
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Andrew Keith
Yep! This first challenge is just to dip your feet in and create something fun that doesn’t cost a lot to have a record of where you’re starting from.
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