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SCULPTING 101 STEP BY STEP, 1/16 FIGURE

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by garyjd, Oct 7, 2005.

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  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    More sculpey is added to the cheek bones and jaw.

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  2. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    I now blend the Sculpey into the rest of the face.

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  3. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Attention is turned back to the area of the upper lip/mouth with the addition of more material.

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  4. megroot A Fixture

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    Gary,

    It is starting to look as a face. When are you smoothing the head, before or after baking??
    When baking, at this stage or sculping a little further??

    Marc
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Marc, I am only "blocking" or roughing in the features at this stage. I will start to smooth out the features as they are refined using my tools. The rest of the smoothing will be done with fine steel wool and fine sandpaper after baking. I will comment on all these steps as I progress through the process.~Gary
  6. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Area blended.

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  7. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    A piece of Sculpey for the lower lip/mouth is added.

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  8. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Section blended.

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  9. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    A small ball of Sculpey is flattened a bit for the ball of the nose. Sorry for the dark photo.

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  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Ball of nose blended and a few small rolled out pieces are placed next to the sides of the nose and the front of the cheeks.

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  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Areas blended.

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  12. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Pieces that will make up the "wings" of the nose are added.

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  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Excess is trimmed off.

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  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Areas blended.

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  15. TorMag Member

    Gary,

    Thanks for this excellent SBS. You don't know how much you are helping us budding sculptors. I have one questions, how many times have you baked the head up to this point?

    1. The inital ball.
    2. Before you attach the nose piece

    Any others?

    Thanks

    Tor
  16. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Gary, I like the technique you use for the mouth (many times you see the mouth more "2D" on the frontal plane and not realize how much the mouth area 'wraps' the head), i'll have to give that a try on my next head...
  17. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Tor, Thanks, I appreciate it. The first image on page 3 is baked and has gone through at least 2-3 sessions in the oven. The work done on top of this has not and probably will not be baked until the head is complete.~Gary
  18. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Here I have added a couple small balls of Sculpey that when flattened and trimmed will give me a basic ear shape. Keep in mind when looking at the head in profile, the top of the ear should not go above the eyelid and the lobe of the ear should not go beyond the ball of the nose. Also note from the photo of the head from above it's important to position the ears at the same point on the head. Though we all have different shapes and sizes to our ears, position them accordingly.

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  19. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Ear shape after trimming.

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  20. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    I use a pointed tool to make a C shaped line with a bit of a tail to it. This is done to indicate the inner and outer rim of the ear.

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