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Modeling the Portrait in Clay Part 8: The Expression with David Simon

Modeling the Portrait in Clay Part 8: The Expression
Finishing Touches Learn how to bring life into the expression and techniques for completing your sculpture

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David Simon
Modeling & Sculpture
Anatomy, Head & Portrait
Oil-Based Clay
2h 17m 59s
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 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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