HOW I SCULPTED MY FIRST 90MM ...

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by quang, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome figure Quang.............I really look forward to this one. Brushes are shaking in their holders now.
  2. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great to see you do a 90mm Quang...I'm sure there are a lot of your customers who are gonna be very happy too.. :)

    Absolutely beautiful piece of work...and I must say you've adapted your style to the new scale flawlessly...many congratulations..

    how did you find it compared to your usual scale..?

    All the best...Roy.
  3. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hello Roy,

    The switch to the smaller scale went rather smoothly.

    Of course, I had to make up new tools (NEW sharpened toothpicks ;)) and adjust my techniques (less modelling, more carving), but overall I find the 90mm a pleasant scale to work with. It's a wee faster too (less surface to smooth up).

    Strangely, the big difference comes from the painting. As a regular user of cheap, acrylic brushes, I never found a use for the much toted (and expensive) Series 7. Now I know why most people cannot do without! :lol:

    Cheers,
    Q. :)
  4. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Quang, Glad to see you had a smooth transition. I do like the addition of carving to the arsenal.~Gary
  5. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Gary,

    The carving makes you feel more like Auguste Rodin. :lol:

    Joking aside, I feel that carving, especially in the smaller scale, is more precise than modelling. You have more control gouging away bits of hardened material than smoothing soft putty. The face, for example, is almost entirely done by carving away the hardened putty.

    Carving also adds some necessary 'muscle' to the sculpt (vigorous, angular cuts) to compensate and emphasize the 'looseness' you've noticed in my sculpting. Like with everything else, it's all a matter of contrast: hard/soft, tight/loose, black/white, yin/yang.... ;)

    Q. :)
  6. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Quang, It really improves the overall look of the sculpture when different fabrics and textures are replicated instead of them all have the same type of folds or smooth texture to them. I carve where I feel carving will look best verses sculpting.~Gary

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