I can't stress enough the value of
a good anatomy book. This one shows the body at different layers.
From making this skull cane to building muscle structure for a clay
figure, these books come in handy.
projects will be enhanced if you put a little study into anatomy. If
you were doing flowers you'd look in a botany book, right? Well, if
you're going to do sculpting, study a bit of anatomy, it will affect
your sculpting favorably.
Now you can see how if you were to draw a line across the
eyes that those eyes are at the mid-point of the face.
people put the eyes too far up and leave no room for brains. It's hard
to picture sometimes if the hairline hides how tall the top of the head
you manipulate a picture like this make sure the end result is the size
you want that cane to start out as before reducing. You're going to use
this as a guide.
The images from this book are included to illustrate the concept of
using an anatomy book only and not to be copied.
is the skull I was able to come up with to use as my pattern. Cover any
picture with some plastic or even a glass sheet, make your cane right
over it. It's so easy this way you'll feel like you're getting away
print this image to use as your pattern.
If you have an old working food processor that you really
don't use any more, sacrifice it to the Clay Pen. This is for a number
of reasons: To chop up the clay to get it ready for conditioning;
to warm up the clay quickly so you can handle it; and in this tutorial,
to use it to make quick color mixes.
Don't be afraid to chop up your
clay in a food processor. If you get insecure do it in short bursts and
see what happens. But remember once a food processor is used for clay
it is retired from kitchen duties. All kitchen items used for clay stay
in the clay pen.