brandonstudio
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Max Kimmich
PLEASE take this with a grain of salt! Im a noob at all of this, but is just a suggestion. Someone with experience should give the correct answer: Maybe 'wet sanding' with a very small grit, around 3000?
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brandonstudio
Thanks Max for your advice mate :)
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brandonstudio
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Hi community! Anyone here know about using waterbased clay that can help me? This bust I've used waterbased clay and I've never used it before. I want to fire this, but I have noticed due to shrinkage there are little gaps in the ear and a few uneven surfaces. This is not completely dry, however is very powdery and no longer cold to the touch, so probably close to be ready to fire. Can this be sanded or slightly tooled? or could I potentially ruin it by doing this? It may be hard to match the surface finish if I sand it as i did lightly sponge the surface while it was wet to give a nice finish. What are your thoughts. Thanks
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brandonstudio
Andrew, will you be covering or can you cover in the future reductive sculpting? I sure still have much to learn on sculpting using clay, but I would like to learn how to sculpt by removing matter as well. What are your thoughts?
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brandonstudio
This made me laugh out loud in public. It was so funny hearing Stan wanting to know what was actually practical about the book. Brilliant
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Sue Bailey
My NSP Chavant medium clay is SO hard! Is this normal? How do you soften it? I’m trying a lamp but not much change. I read that you an add a small amount of hot water to pieces of clay and let it sit overnight. Please help!
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brandonstudio
it can be microwaved too. Once you handle and mold the stuff, it soon becomes more malleable.
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brandonstudio
Well, I had a go at the challenge, it was fun. I think i might take this one further and push the details as I love the pose!
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Ferzan Süngütay
Hello @Andrew Joseph Keith the statue of evea I worked. 1- I drew the eva according to the photo proportions. 45 cm. 2- luminaire suitable for proportions I did. 3- I checked the armature with the drawing. 4- I placed the luminaire on the pedestal. There was no linking part. The wire is soft. I tried a lot but I couldn't. 5- It is very difficult to make luminaires. My wrists and fingers hurt for days. 6- There was water-based clay. The weather is too hot, the clay dries quickly and cracks. 7- I am waiting for the armature making lesson. when my hands hurt :) I enjoyed it very much thank you.
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brandonstudio
Nice work! It actually looks good cracked.
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aristotle
Here is a face that I based, especially in the early stages, on Jesse. I began with the profile, and I tried to really get Jesse's basic profile. After I had that, I tried to work without the photo reference as much, exploring the shape of the face and the features in ways that I thought was interesting. I probably would have learned more by being more faithful to the references the whole time, but I enjoyed working in something of a hybrid way. Is this a bad way to use reference materials, in this sort of hybrid way? I didn't used an armature for this--it is solid clay. I used a cheap clay that comes in multi-colored bars, which I kneaded together. The clay was a little over $2 a pound, but I used less than half of that. (I gave some thoughts on the clay in another post in this thread for a torso I did, so I won't repeat that here.) For tools, I used a paperclip, which I mangled a little bit so that I had loops of slightly different sizes and shapes. I also used a tooth pick. I broke it in half by accident, half way through sculpting, but then realized that the broken off end has its uses as well.
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brandonstudio
Damn fine!!
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