Charles Tryon
Charles Tryon
Fayetteville, GA USA
Charles Tryon
Do you tend to use armatures more than once -- ie., strip off the clay and use it to create another different sculpture? (That's assuming it isn't something you want to keep to cast into some other material.)
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Charles Tryon
Does Posespace have a phone app that allows you to swipe around the different photos on the all around series?
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Charles Tryon
I've modified several of my wooden sculpting tools, and they are definitely some of my favorites!
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kobile
Hi, was able to "finish" it on time, thank you very much Andrew! Crits are welcome :) kobi
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Charles Tryon
Not much surface finish, but it looks to me like you have captured it well... especially in the movement and weight.
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Alfredo Negron
Here you go Andrew! I doubt this was my first sculpture ever, but this picture was taken nearly 30 years ago (notice the very modern phone to the left!). So it's among my firsts as it's pretty old!
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Charles Tryon
Interesting that, even with the rough spots, he still has a lot of character.
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Charles Tryon
Well, not horrible, but plenty of things which, looking back, I can see are some classic mistakes. These are from when I had just started getting serious about figurative sculpture, ten years ago. A note about the figure with the lantern -- her bottom half is actually a lighthouse on the tip of a rock outcrop. "A Light in the Storm"
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Charles Tryon
Do you always use a prop like this? When I did my sculpt for the class, I used a wire armature, and tried to staple the feet to a wooden base. First, my base was too hard (old piece of oak, gack!), and the feet too small, so it kept flopping back and forth as I tried to work on it. Some kind of stand like this would be a huge help!
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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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Charles Tryon
Proko $5 Challenge - $2.80 Craftsmart Plastalina - $3.59 Al wire (craft store) - $0 broken off plastic fork - $0 stainless spoon - $0 left over wooden block - $0 old cake decorating turntable Best tool was the broken off plastic fork. Also, found that the back end of the stainless spoon ended up sticking the least to the clay, especially when my studio started warming up though the day and the clay got really soft! First time sculpting with an armature, which was interesting. Hardest part of the armature was getting her to stand steady. Perhaps I should have made the feet oversized and used two staples to hold them down, so the sculpture wouldn't flop back and forth. #cheapsculpturechallenge
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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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Asked for help
I keep adding the Sculpting class to my profile (the free version), but every time I go to My Classroom, it says that I am not participating in any courses. What am I missing?
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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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Charles Tryon
I have a good supply of "kids grade" modeling clay (plastalina?) of the sort that I've used since I was a kid (50 years!). Other than the fact that it does eventually dry out and need to be replaced... Is there any strong advantage to using the NSP clay?
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This is with an oil based modeling clay, correct? Do you work with natural fired clay too? I have always used different kinds of terra cotta clay, which means I can fire it, but it leads to complications as it shrinks during drying.
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Charles Tryon
I love the sense of flow here, even in just the torso.
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Charles Tryon
Super excited about this course! I've been sculpting for a long time (since I was a kid), self taught, but there is so much I still have to learn!
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Charles Tryon
So Cool! Looking forward to community here. I've been on a few art sites (some good, some lousy), but what keeps me coming back is the community and the interaction/feedback.
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