Modeling the Portrait in Clay Part 8: The Expression

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    Join internationally acclaimed artist, David Simon, as he teaches you his approach to modeling a three-quarter life-size portrait in clay.

    You will learn how to build your armature, take measurements of your model, block-in the facial features, hair, and neck, and how to build relationships between them. David will also cover the materials and tools he uses, and demonstrate his finishing techniques.

    This course is a comprehensive representation of the sculpting process from a few blocks of clay, a pipe, and a wire, to a finished portrait. 

    In this final lesson, David modifies the sculpture’s eyes and hair direction, adds movement to its brows, eyes, and lips. He also describes the finishing techniques he uses including specific tools and materials: Gamsol solvent, clay-solvent mixture, baby powder, brushes, and cotton fabric. 

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    Thank you very much for your videos that are invaluable .

    Would it be possible to add a video showing how to properly remove the sculpture from its armature?  If not, could you give me a brief description on how to do it properly before sending the sculpture to a fondery in order to have it make as a bronze?

    Ginette Lemay

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