Adding Bumps To The Shoulders
OK, I know we have been through this song and dance before but since it is such a catchy tune we are going to sing it just one more time. I liked the way the bumps turned out on the traps and the chest and wanted to blend the same design into the shoulders. The key was to try and create a pattern with my design that didn’t look like I just threw a bunch of balls of clay onto my sculpture. Basically what I did was follow the individual shoulder muscles and placed my pattern in them. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out and have documented the process below.
- Apply a thin layer of Vaseline to the baked clay (shoulders)
- Role small balls of clay and squish them into the base of the sculpture
- Create the pattern you want to use before permanently blending the balls of clay into the shoulders.
- Using a sculpting tool, dental tool in my example, blend or pull the edges of the clay into the base of the sculpture.
- Using a stiff brush and rubbing alcohol blend the edges of the bumps into the base of the sculpture.
Next lesson – Completed sculpture
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