If you have followed any of my other projects then you have most likely noticed that I like to jump around a lot when I sculpt. For me this keeps things fresh and also keeps me from hyper focusing on just one area (the Fiddler sculpting series is a great example this).
In the last lesson I covered how I sculpted the skirt for my African woman, in this lesson I will go into how I created the details for the hair. The hair is actually pretty simple for this piece but once done has a really nice effect. Since I’m adding a scarf around her head I only need to focus sculpting the hair for a small portion of the head, the rest will be covered by the scarf.
- Using a small loop tool or curved edge sculpting tool create small half circles into the clay. I like to move from one direction to the other when doing this. So if I start on the right I’ll create small half circles while sculpting towards the left.
- I also start sculpting at the part of the hair that is closest to the forehead and work my way up from there.
- The scarf at this point is just a thin sheet of clay that is rolled out in a pasta machine. Basically wrap and fold the thin sheet of clay around the head to create a pattern of a folder scarf.
Next lesson – Tribal scars
Previous lesson – Skirt details