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Head Sculpting Tutorial
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Published: February 7, 2011
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Dedicated to orange-mushroom, who asked for it but had to wait ages for it. Im sorry mate!! T-T


In my new tutorial I go over the basics of sculpting a head along with the hair.
Next requests for a tutorial are taken, and I try to avoid what happened to the last guy who asked for a tutorial....

See my other tutorials!


Image size
704x11746px 3.72 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Aug 10, 2010, 4:38:32 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Sensor Size
1mm
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imansoft's avatar
imansoftStudent Traditional Artist
so grand! thank you!
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kittysmashHobbyist Traditional Artist
what kind of clay is this?
YouMakeMeFeelSoLow's avatar
I believe polymer clay, dear.
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CitrineGStudent Digital Artist
HKDGHJDJKDF
DAT HAIR.
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
There are better ways of doing it,-
You know, to save your time and nerves.
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ObsessiveGoblinHobbyist Writer
Just wondering, do you use any tools for sculpting? I am currently using my hands, and it doesn't work very well XD
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
I go over all the tools I use in this tutorial: [link]
I would definitely not recommend using your hands for details, as they leave fingerprints, and the amount of texture you can produce is very limited. Everyone who tries sculpting should at least have
one wooden tool similar to third one on the left, and a metallic, pointy tool like the second one on the left.
Even if you don't want to texture your sculptures, you should keep in mind that if you don't use any tools, all your sculptures will look a bit "round", since you are not able to produce holes or deep concave shapes.
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ObsessiveGoblinHobbyist Writer
Thank you so much :) That helps a lot!
Clay-Creatures's avatar
Another great tutorial! :)
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Aww thanks mate :)
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X-Panda-Chan-XHobbyist Writer
That's amazing, but I'm curious how you get it so smooth. I use original sculpey, but I can't seem to get the model to look smooth.
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
I first smooth the surface with my thumb, then with a paintbrush using turpentine, and finally I sandpaper the sculpture after baking.
The paintjob will also look more even if you get rid of all the little fingerprints on your sculpture.
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X-Panda-Chan-XHobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for your advice, you are really talented ^^
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
And thank you for your kind words! :)
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X-Panda-Chan-XHobbyist Writer
You're very welcome :huggle:
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Renny16Student Digital Artist
I bow to your awesome sculpting abilities. This is still in such deep water for me.
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Give it a try, you'd be surprised how easy it is!
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Renny16Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Vince-san13Student Traditional Artist
do you think acrylic paint or oil paint would work to paint a sculpture and what could be used to make sure the paint doesnt rub off or peel off?
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
acrylics if you must, but I prefer airbrush/miniature paints.
Oh and I finish of with a non-gloss varnish, it'll protect the surface but you will see no difference on the paint job. Sometimes I get confused on which areas I have already gone over with the varnish...
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Vince-san13Student Traditional Artist
ok which type of clay do you prefer cause i used something called SW48 and my sculpture for my sister's bday gift is now cracked and ruined...
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Sorry it took me a while to answer!
March straight into an art supply store and buy yourself one of these:
a.) Super Sculpey b.) Sculpey Firm c.) Sculpey Original.
Super sculpey is the best out of the three, and is easy to work with if you're not familiar with clay.
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Vince-san13Student Traditional Artist
i bought some Polymer clay and asked for a whole bunch of sculpting stuff for christmas :D
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Good for you! :D Come Christmas, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! :)
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