Tagged: Advanced, Anatomy, Beginner / Intermediate, Head / Portrait, Intermediate, Intermediate / Advanced, Johanna Schwaiger, Modeling and Sculpting, Oil-Based Clay, Sculpting, Sculpting a Female Portrait in Clay, Sculpture, Water-based clay, Wood armature, Wooden sculpting tools
January 25, 2018 at 11:25 am #31361New Masters AcademyKeymasterNo badges. No points.
World-renowned sculptor Johanna Schwaiger joins New Masters Academy, bringing with her over 20 years experience of teaching and producing figurative and portrait sculpture. In her first series, she demonstrates her method of sculpting a female portrait from a live model. You’ll learn important methods and procedures using various sculpting materials and tools, key landmarks of the skull, and basic clay application.
September 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm #91647DonnaRodgersParticipant
- Water-Based Clay
- 2″ x 2″ Plank
- 3/4″ Thick Plywood or Melamine Square
- Wood Modeling Tools
- Tiranti Modeling Tools (B Series)
- Wire Clay Cutting Tool
This is a fantastic tutorial Johanna! I’m working on a portrait now. Thank you! Love that you start with the skull and build out.March 8, 2021 at 4:34 pm #1253038
This is such a fantastic course with this great artist! Unfortunatelly, I don’t have a model available. Is there any way or info I could get to be able to do such a project from pictures (for exemple if a take many pic from different angles of a model) or if I film a 360 degrees tour of the muse? I have not seen any info on this course on discord… is there a forum where I could ask questions?
Thank you!March 8, 2021 at 4:56 pm #1253129
It is better to work from a model because your bifocal vison allows your brain to interpret form. However, we do have some great resources that you can use if a model is not an option.
Head turnarounds are here:
We also have several 3D models that may help
Here are a few:
We plan on adding High quality head scans in the near future 🙂
Also, you may find this course and its references useful
https://www.nma.art/courses/drawing-in-space/March 13, 2021 at 7:46 am #1264169
Thank you Daniel for your answer. I see I have to upgrade my subsciption in order to see the images. Is there a forum about sculpture on Discord? I haven’t seen any..March 16, 2021 at 8:21 am #1276759
Hi Isabelle, not yet, but there are sculptors there, the best way to find them is to post. You can post in the most relevant channel. If you click a users name you can see there discord roles. Sculptors have the easer island stone head emoji
Our founder, Joshua, is also a sculptor and is pretty active there.
March 18, 2021 at 5:31 am #1282223
- This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Daniel Daigle.
Ok thank you Daniel! Went on Discord but I am still trying figure out how it works lol! So far I managed to see the live chat for Mondays master so it is a start! I just upgrade my suscription and I will have a look at the reference you gave me!.. Thanks again for the support!March 23, 2021 at 8:59 am #1297064
No problem, if you need any general guidance in adapting to discord, look for the #discord-support channel under !Help Desk & Feedback
or tag @nmamod and we will help