This video shows how to sculpt a portrait bust using air dry clay and a wire armature.
Techniques for how to build a wire armature, and how to block in the largest shapes in the portrait sculpture are explained thoroughly.
Sculpting techniques using a range of sculpting tools, and how to sculpt details, and the advantages and disadvantages of using air dry clay are all addressed.
Demo led by Art Prof Clara Lieu & Guest Teaching Artist Annelise Yee.
- Challenges of scupting heads
- Proportion measurements
- Armature wire
- Attaching the armature
- Armature “butterfly”
- Styrofoam in the armature
- Air dry terracotta clay
- Packing the clay
- Anatomical structure of the head.
- Sculpting the neck
- Building the shoulders
- Nose & Mouth relationship
- Sculpting hair
- Wrapping the sculpture
- Dry time & air dry clay
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