Silurian sculpting videos!

Got them up πŸ™‚ They aren’t as big as the file from the camera but they are at least fairly clear.


Explaining my main tool use- a loop of metal strap that carves and shaves.

Super short shot of the loop used to cut.

Finer detail work- reshaping a nostril with a fine tool- go slow with super fine shaving and pressing.

Finally using a silicon tool as well to help shape.

I learnt something watching these myself πŸ™‚ I use my hands a lot. A lot. Constantly holding or checking weight. I’m not sure if it is in one of these but I do sculpt at night or during cooler days. This way I can carve the shapes out and press texture in without worry about melting the clay with the heat of my hands.

Anyway, I kept the videos short worried I would not be able to convey just why it’s hard to teach how to shape. It’s a mix of learning types- hapatic and visual mostly and both are difficult to convey in digital media. But I think there is something here that is at least worth sharing. πŸ™‚

That cunning plan…

To remove clay from my head cast to start Maleficent cheek prosthetics?
That may have failed. My silurian sculpt is far too interesting to destroy.

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Yus! I knew it πŸ™‚ face part pretty much over a direct face cast and the back part is one piece-fits-all.

The full thing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW7NtjSzaYk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ta-J1589ok

And another:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFuX6Uo1VlE

Hmmmm, face is silicon but the back is clearly foam backed. Might have to think about my options here..