Sculpting a Foot in Oil Based Clay 1

This video demonstrates how to sculpt a small scale foot using plastilene, an oil based clay that is flexible and safe for home art studios.

90 min. video

Working from custom reference photos for the sculpture, techniques such as how to build up the base and structure of the sculpture and articulate the skeletal structure are explained.

Demonstration led by Art Prof Clara Lieu.

Video Walkthrough

  • Preparing clay “noodles”
  • Types of oil based clay
  • Softening the plastilene
  • Building up the mass
  • Continually rotating the sculpture
  • Considering more than one view
  • Lateral & Medial Malleolus
  • Calcaneus (heel)
  • Metatarsals
  • Mass of the toes
  • Curvature of the big toe
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