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Sculpture Modeling Class

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"Goddess of Nature"         by Mira Welnowska

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Portrait Sculpture Class Outline

 1.         Constructing the Head Mass

  •      The scull

  •      The planes of the head

  •      Measurements and proportions.

  •      Examining the Works of the Masters

 2.         Roughing in the Face

  •      Cutting the eye sockets

  •      Developing the sides of the nose

  •      Building the planes of the mouth

 3.         Building the Lower Part of the Face

  •      Defining the jawbone

  •      Constructing and positioning the ears

  •      Measurements and verifying proportions

4.         Modeling the Face and Adding Hair Mass

  •      Modeling the forehead, chin, and cheekbones

  •      Forming and modeling eyes, nose, and ears

 5.         Adding Hair Mass

  •      Building up the hair as a mass

  •      Modeling the hair                      

6.         Neck and Shoulders

  •      Major masses of the neck

  •      Building shoulder structure

  •      Measurements and verifying proportions

7.         Refining Facial Features

  •      Sharpening the eyelids

  •      Defining cheekbones and lip lines

  •      Shaping and defining hair

  •      Sharpening eyebrows and modeling of the nostrils

  •      Smoothing the surface of the face

8.         Finishing

  •      Discussion and directions on casting.

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