Sylvain St-Pierre
Sylvain St-Pierre
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Sylvain St-Pierre
23 Lessons so far...and the rest will be posted when ?
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José Lopes Júnior
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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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Gayatri M
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Did my 3 wire armatures. I tried 1st one while watching the lesson and forgot to make the left leg :P So, I had to add left leg separately. 2nd armature is 1 inch per unit and 3rd armature is 1cm per unit. I just created the armature with exact ratio mentioned but didn't give any posture to them. Please suggest me, if that needs to be done as well.
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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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megalij
I hope this isn’t to late for the challenge, I took some liberties with exaggeration and altering the position I hope that’s ok:)
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David Marteney
Here’s my submission. I’ve never really done any kind of sculpture before, but I really enjoyed the process. Only tools I used were my fingers and some bent wire, which you can see in the pictures.
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Dan Schofield
Hello all Here is ‘Jesse 233’, my second sculpture and my entry for the Proko Cheap Sculpture Challenge. Although I suspect I fell at the ‘cheap’ hurdle, as I bought 2lbs of Chavant Medium for £17.49 (or $24.30 equivalent). Other than that, I already had (from my first sculpture) some aluminum wire, flower wire, pliers, Milliput original, and a wooden block, for making the armature. For reference the set of six miniature pliers was £13.99. For tools, again, I already had a homemade rake (a pedicure baton with a 24-gauge nickel wound guitar string offcut attached), and I supplemented this with a crappy plastic handle, metal end dental tool (although I do have some dental tools bought specifically for sculpture, in the spirit of the challenge, this was just lying around at home.) All in then, the ‘from scratch cost’ is probably around $50. I made the armature using the simple mannikin frame drawings on page 40 of Loomis’ Figure Drawing book if you know it, which gave me an 11cm skeleton, slightly larger than the 75mm I sculpted at before. I made many, many errors (procedural and structural) in my first sculpture (you can see it on my Instagram @fairygrot). Since then I have learnt more about sculpture and I wanted to focus on two of these fundamental learnings, also referenced by Andrew so far on this course. 1. Getting the pelvis and rib cage right. 2. Focusing on contours (as opposed to internal information). Having the rotational pose photos was incredible. I really tried not to get sucked into internal anatomical detail I knew was there but couldn’t see on the contour. I only started adding some internal volume in the last couple of sculpting sessions. I also didn’t get bogged down in refining. I tried. But then I discovered that my tools just dragged the clay where I didn’t want it (very different to the polymer clay I used for my first sculpture). So early on I dropped the tools, and gave myself a goal of only using my fingers (the face of my pinky finger nail ended up making a much better shaping and smoothing tool than the dental tool). I therefore only used my home-made tool in the last session for trying out some raking across the chest, abdomen and thighs. Everything else is with fingers. This was done over five or six sessions, including one for making the armature, of between one and three hours. Ten to fifteen hours all in I think. My girlfriend ‘suggested’ I stop at this stage (i.e. she banned me from continuing), which I think is the right decision. I wanted to do something more gestural and loose and, despite this taking 5x longer than it probably should, I am happy with the outcome. Sorry for the waffle but, given the audience, I hope you found it interesting. Good luck with the challenge, all! Dan
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Alexis Bodet
Hey all, i made Skelly's girlfriend ! First time doing traditional sculpting but i found that transitioning from Zbrush to Clay was very interesting. A lot of great entries good luck guys. Tools: - Chavant Medium NSP - Wooden spoon - Some welding wire (tin), for the armature and a small tool - Old knife - Wooden plate
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Yiming Wu
OK Here's my ZERO budget sculpt! Never done any sculpture being it digital or traditional, turns out to be ton of fun! I have some wires left over from my electronic projects, so I tried to make it into a simple armature (Doesn't actually work, it's too soft an the rubber isolation is elastic, so it can't hold shape that well) I just used my soft eraser as the medium. It's so soft and sticky (because that's what it does...), so it doesn't feel that good than the harder clay in the video, but i get used to it pretty quickly. Tools? I just used my hands... And yeah the figure is probably a bit too small to be handled by hand, but it's just so much fun!! :D
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Munir Ali
I started with a some aluminum foil for the armature, which ended up being to big and is visible in some one place. Other that a some air drying clay that I had lying around. It got difficult to work with that one as it was to soft, so I decided let it dry, work it with a knife and add Play-Doh where material was missing. Thanks for the challenge, I enjoyed it plenty :D Tools: 1. Knife 2. Boxcutter 3. Pen 4. Pencil 5. Big Paperclip 6. Small Paperclip (whichg I lost)
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Tania Carmichael
Hello, the sitting figure is my first and the lying down figure is my second attempt at sculpting a figure.
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XInying Lin
Hello this is my very first one. I think it is a bit too rough to provide any typical mistakes..
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Marena Kehl
I took a hammer to this one. I don't have photos of my very first sculpture.
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Matt Dampier
Hi guys, here's my first sculpture, I did a torso of Eve, I used a paperclip and a butter knife, critique welcome. Matt
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William O'Connor
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Jeff Bailey
I also tired the relining body of Jesse. This was done with a aluminum foil portion for the body. Still using the spoon, knife, and paperclip.
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Jeff Bailey
I decided to do the upper body of Eve. I used a knife, spoon, and paperclip.
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Jose Ardern
It is the 3rd or fourth sculpture that I make, it was interesting to use tools that I found at home, as an architect I have quite a few tools that I used during my career, but mainly I use my hands, although with the chavant clay being hard I needed to heat it constantly to have better handling of the material. Nice Challenge to show that it is not necessary to have expensive tools to start sculpting, I hope to improve as the course progresses. Tools: 1. My hands. 2. Aluminum foil. 3. Safety pin. 4. Chavant clay I already had. 5. Back of a brush for smoothing. 6. Toothpick. 7. Old bent X-acto blade for carving.
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Steve Lenze
Hey Jo, The best way to use the Zorn pallet for skin colors is to start with orange. All skin color starts with orange. Mix your red and yellow together to create a nice orange color. It will be have a lot of chroma at this point. Then take a little black and mix it with a little white to produce a blue. then add a little of that at a time to bring down the chroma of the orange. Then keep adding white to create the value your after. Then take that color, create another pile of paint and add more yellow to create a more yellowish skin tone. then in another pile, add more red for a more pink, red skin color. Once you have these piles of skin colors you can adjust the values up and down. I hope this helps with your color mixing :)
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