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Vanderpoehl Figure Plane Study

By WoodyLWG
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Reduction of the figure to planes, referenced the guidance of Vanderpoehl and Bridgeman.
Image size
1024x1440px 921.51 KB
Shutter Speed
10/80 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 7, 2010, 5:30:53 PM
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kulzer's avatar
Excellent work!
Telgath's avatar
Peter Say; "Do I have to sculpt the penis?"
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Ratmie-kun's avatar
Oh, I love how the surface came out. A bit of pounding eally makes the skin look like skin.

Not to mention the proportions themselves, damn it's clean.
shamisho's avatar
You have a great understanding of the human body! You're an amazing sculpture. :d
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Thank you shamisho! I have made a study of anatomy since I was in grade school, which may help to explain my familiarity. You are too kind, thank you for your compliment!
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You're very welcome. I'm a bit jealous, that you've been studying anatomy since grade school. Wish I had done the same.. Haha but I guess it's never to late to start now either. :)
Have you ever done a tutorial of how you make a human sculpture? Would be great to see how you make your figures, how you start making the ground and up. :]
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This is really good. How big is it? What do you do with it? Is it sold or stored, given away?
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Thank you kevsterman. The finished piece was approximately 30" in height. Once it was completed it was reclaimed into the bucket of clay.
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You scrapped it?? Noooooo! That seems such a waste :tears: I'd have happily taken it off your hands.
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LOL, yeah. It doesn't do to get too attached to things, y'know? I could sculpt dozens of Vanderpoehl figure studies and learn something new each time from it. :)
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You're stronger than I am. If I had sculpted that there is no way I could bin it afterwards. I'd be far too attached to it. But I guess if you are doing a lot of them you'd have to bin them otherwise you wouldn't be able to move for male torsos cluttering up every room :)
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ROFL - yea, it got a little crowded there for a minute. Definitely was one of my favorite classes at the Academy. I don't know when I'll ever have time to do traditional clay sculpture again, but I hope to do some more in the future...probably thirty or forty years from now when I finally can retire!
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Nice all the planes are pretty dead on, great work
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