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Dog Portrait Base

Posted by goregt On May - 14 - 2007

Sculpting a unique base for the dog portrait.

I’m only sculpting the dog’s head for this particular piece so I want to do something that gives the sculpture a little more pizzazz. Usually when I do pet portraits I like to add a unique rock formation base to the sculpture. The rocky base basically helps create a uniqueness with the piece and also gives a little more height to the sculpture.

Tools Needed

  1. Polymer Clay (Super Sculpey in this example)
  2. Sculpting tools
  3. Reference material (pictures of your subject matter or the subject matter itself)
  4. Lots of patience ;-) Read the rest of this entry »

Shaping Dogs Face

Posted by goregt On May - 13 - 2007

Shaping the Dog’s Face

Now that we have built a good foundation for our dog portrait, it is time to start adding the details that will bring our sculpture to life. The detailing stage may be the most time consuming stage in the game but really is the most rewarding stage in the entire sculpting process. It is nice to see a chuck of clay shaped like a dog turn into an actual dog portrait.

The key is to take your time and not rush through this stage. Flying through this step will show in the end results to go ahead and already plan on investing a lot of hours to get the detailing done right. The final details will not be completed in this tutorial. The goal for now is to build out the dog’s face, with wrinkles and all, and add the polishing touches a little later down the road. Read the rest of this entry »

Dog Portrait

Posted by goregt On May - 12 - 2007

Blocking Out the Dog Portrait

The first step to sculpting a dog portrait is to block out the face. If you have been following the Fiddler sculpting series then you are already probably familiar with some of these steps. The goal here is to get a rough shape of our dog. We will start adding and refining details in the later steps. Tools Needed

  1. Armature wire
  2. Aluminum foil
  3. Polymer Clay (Super Sculpey in this example)
  4. Sculpting tools
  5. Lots of patience ;-)

Time to begin…… Read the rest of this entry »

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