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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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    Here I have some lines that will eventually become wrinkles on the forehead, which in all liklihood will end up covered by the hand and or forearm. I place small pieces of Sculpey on either side of the bridge of the nose (angular head) to form those small muscles.

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  2. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    After smoothing those areas into the face I now place a couple of small pieces that make up the orbital part of the eyelid.

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  3. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    After the blending of these areas I then note with a round stylus the location of the iris & pupil. These indentations will not remain for long they are only guides. The right looks a little droopy but can be fixed.

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  4. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Leaving the work on the eyes for a moment I make a V shaped groove that will help form the cheekbones. I do not want the face to be very full looking as I want to try and convey a sence of fatigue on the look of the figure.

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  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Here the right side has been blended and helps with achieving a hollow look to the face.

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  6. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Both sides of the cheekbones have been blended. I continue to refine and sometimes change the face here and there. I then roll out two small pieces of Sculpey to block in the lower eyelids.

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  7. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    The right eyelid is worked in. it's important to get the shape right, which has not been done just yet.

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  8. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Both lower lids have been done they just need a little tweeking before moving on.

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  9. megroot A Fixture

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    Great, Great,

    I love it, i love it.
    Thanks Gary for explaining the sculpting in a SBS. I really enjoying this.
    When it is complete i gonna make something for my own.

    Marc.
  10. nagashino New Member

    Gary, this is excellent. Watching your progress on this is absolutely rivetting. Some lucky bidder is going to get a masterpiece - let's hope it realises a good sum for the project!

    Regards

    Phil
  11. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Awesome SBS Gary!

    Sitting here watching every step and studying them carefully!!

    Thanks!
  12. Ernest A Fixture

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    I have no words



    I want to see more...
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  13. slaj Well-Known Member

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    Gary, great stuff.What I really like about your approach is that it's simple and basic and yet very effective. That wat it makes it easier for newcomers to give it a try

    Stephen Mallia
  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot guys.

    Stephen, I think that's where a lot of would be sculptors get frustrated. If you break down the figure into a series of steps it is not as daunting a task.~Gary
  15. TorMag Member

    Please Sir can I have some more???????
  16. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Tor, I'll have another update by tomorrow at the latest. The head will be done and I will start on sculpting the neck and adding the crown of the figure's hat to his bald head. It will then be removed and hair will eventually be aded.~Gary
  17. whdamon New Member

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    Sitting on the edge of my chair,,,,,,,,,,,waiting foe the next installment,,,,,,,please keep them coming Walt Damon
  18. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    I did not care for the eyes and decided to redo them. The head will then bake for 15 minutes at 250 degrees. I'll let the oven cool a bit then bake it for another 15 minutes. This will be done a total of 3-4 times. I'll then go in and smooth the head with fine steel wool and sandpaper.

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  19. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    I wrapped a piece or really coarse sandpaper around a section of 1/2" dowling and sanded the area where the head will be seated. The head will end up as a separate piece that will fit into the jacket collar.

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  20. TorMag Member

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    No SBS on the eyes?????

    What's an ungrateful neophyte to do?

    Now my sculpt is going to be sitting there with big holes in it's head...... :eek:
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