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Blocking in Major Shapes of a Marble Hand Sculpture with Moritz Moser

Blocking in Major Shapes of a Marble Hand Sculpture
Create Marble Sculptures of Your Own Learn how to block in the important shapes of the hand in marble

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Moritz Moser
Modeling & Sculpture
2h 39m 13s

In this lesson, instructor Moritz Moser will guide you through the process of creating a hand sculpture in marble. You will begin by using the measuring tool to establish the correct proportion. Moritz will then demonstrate how to carve out the large masses of the hand and begin refining the wrist. You will focus on the block-in process, giving you the foundation to build upon as you continue to refine and detail the piece.

This lesson belongs to the course Marble Sculpting. In this 14-week course, instructor Moritz Moser will guide you through the art of creating intricate marble sculptures. You’ll begin by learning about the tools and materials necessary for working with marble, including everything from traditional hand tools to modern pneumatic hammers and angle grinders. Moritz will demonstrate how to set up your workspace and take precise measurements from your reference material. As you progress through the course, you’ll discover the technique of reductive sculpting, learning how to carefully shape and refine the marble to achieve the desired form. Under Moritz’s guidance, you’ll create a bust and a hand, mastering the skills needed to create your own refined marble sculptures. By the end of this course, you’ll have gained the knowledge and confidence to embark on your own marble sculpting projects.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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