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Creation 010-002 Notes

I started work on Creation 010-002 and am nearly done with the body. After that, it'll be onto the hands and the feet as the head is already done. This entry is going to be on what I came across learning wise on this sculpture. When I 'm creating the armature of the sculpture and am attaching the hip wires, I normally have them be about an inch long

but once it came time to cover the armature with clay and I actually started shaping the body I realized that 1 inch is too long as the wire was poking out the side of the hip (pictured below) which can be fixed by adding clay on top of it and covering it up but I prefer not to do that

the reason I made the choice not to add more clay on the side of the hip was because her hips were already wide enough (pictured below) and I didn't want to add more to them but since I can't go back in, cut the wire shorter and put the sculpture back together, I'm going to have to add more clay to cover up poke-through.

Something new I a…

OOAK Eyes; Paint-On or Pre-Made ?

I've always preferred inserting eyes into my sculptures as opposed to painting the eye directly onto the sculpture .... and here's why; in painting the eye, to me, it's very, very one dimensional and really takes away from the sculpture and compromising it's "feeling" you want to create. Often times the paint doesn't go on smooth (as show below) and it creates streaks of paint lines.

So ! As an example, below you'll find an image of inserted eyes and just in the comparison alone you know exactly to what I'm referring:

Sculptor: Nicole West

Right now though, I'm simply going through the sculpting process from beginning to end to refine and define my skill set and in these blogs share the information / insights one learns "on the job". So for those sculptors that are in the beginning stages (like myself), I hope this blog helps. Here's to sculpting through a journey together.

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