15+ Hours

3 Lessons

Downloadable References

COURSE PREVIEW

The Armature

"This is going to be able to bend into any standing pose you want to produce"

Robert Bodem explains the use of the Armature

The Box and the Egg

"The forms that we are seeing on surface conform to gravity, this is the box and the egg"

Bodem shares with you the theory of the Box and the Egg

Contours

"These are going to provide me with the proportions of the figure"

You will learn what contours are and why are they so crucial to develop a sculpture.

Observing at a distance

"When stepping back, I am setting up my ability to model forms"

Robert defines the best studio practices like stepping back to be able to see a broader image of your sculpture.

Course Outline

  1. SET-UP & BLOCK-IN

    Discover what materials you need and how to build your sculpting armature with detailed references. Learn how to begin, including key concepts like the “box and egg,” contrapposto and gesture.

  2. RENDERING OF THE FIGURE

    Learn how to carefully observe and ”draw” contours of the model in clay and how to check them for accuracy. Establish volume and proportion as well as balance in your sculpture.

  3. MODELING

    Learn how to flesh out your figure by rounding out your contours. Create planes, convexities and other surfaces informed by nature. Learn the finishing technique to give your sculpture a professional look.

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