Sculpting the Fiddler’s ears
I’ve been using these rough placeholders as ears for awhile now and it has gotten to the point where they are starting to bug me. Ears take some patience to sculpt also so I have been putting them off for awhile.
Since I am sculpting the devil in this piece I decided to give him pointed ears shaped like an elf’s. Just another tweak to add to the overall look of the piece.
* This sculpture is created with Super Sculpey.
|Step one is to design the rough shape of the ears.|
|Now that I have my rough outline, the next step is the start defining the outer ear. Little snakes of clay do the trick here.|
|Now the same goes for the inner tubes and grooves in the ear. I use additional snakes of clay to create the canals in the ear. Just build out the individual shapes slowly and everything will come together.|
|Now that I have my ear the way that I want it I take a brush and rubbing alcohol to smooth everything out.|
|And a look of my ear with a little distance|
|…. and another angle shot of my ear.|
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