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Modeling the Portrait in Clay Part 7: Changing the Pose with David Simon

Modeling the Portrait in Clay Part 7: Changing the Pose
Adding Movement Learn how to change the sculpture’s pose

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Instructor
David Simon
Subjects
Modeling & Sculpture
Topics
Anatomy, Head & Portrait
Mediums
Oil-Based Clay
Duration
2h 21m 56s
Series
Modeling the Portrait in Clay

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 the beginning of this lesson, David refines the left side of the face and lays out the facial symmetry. After that, he cuts the sculpture’s neck through with a wire and changes the pose of the sculpture to give some movement to it. Then David adjusts the neck and the lower part to the new pose and adds more details to the neck connection with the head and the shoulders. You will also learn how to give movement to certain facial features like eyes or lips. 

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