The next phase in this project is to start fixing some minor issues that I had with the original belly. Basically the main issue is that in some parts the torso was too flat and needed to be pulled out more. I’ve already sculpted my belly button so I want to be careful that I do not mess up any of the details in that area.
I’ve broken down my steps below.
- Draw a line outlining the location of the sternum and the center line for the belly.
- Add small balls of clay to bulk out the areas that need to be pulled out more. In this case I need to pull out the skin over the sternum, the portion of the belly above the belly button and the sides of my figure.
- Blend the balls of clay into the base of the belly
- Smooth out with my finger
Note: The clay is only smoothed to a point. I’m not trying to get it perfect since I will eventually go back and add a texture to the skin.
Next lesson – New Torso
Previous lesson – Sculpting the Belly Button