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Postby Michellegj » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:32 am

Hi,
Any advice for someone who wants to get started in sculpture but has no opportunities for workshops in that area?
would be much appreciated.
Thanks
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Postby Menolly » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:19 pm

You might try taking a look at www.dickblick.com
They sell to amateurs and beginners as well as professionals. I found a book there called Sculpture, Principles and Practice by Louis Slobodkin for around 12 dollars. According to the description, it starts with the basics of sculpting and works it's way into more advanced stuff. Might be worth looking at since **** Blick also sells sculpting tools and materials.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:15 pm

This site has tutorials and step-by-step clay modelling, and other good resources.
http://isculpt.org/index.php/c20/

Here's a post of mine about the making of a clay tree nymph. I used an air-dry clay. I think it's good for someone starting out, as I used very simple materials for armature: just aluminum foil and a paper towel roll for her body.

http://erikatakacs.wordpress.com/2008/0 ... -progress/

I'm not sure what exactly you want to try, but if I can help, let me know.
Good luck!
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Postby Michellegj » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:54 pm

Thank you guys for the input. Heading over to dickblick now to check it out.
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Postby Michellegj » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:02 pm

Erica,
Thanks for the link to your nymph demo. I like her without the vine. what did you use as the covering over the foil? Was that clay or papier mache?
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Postby Erika Takacs » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:39 pm

I used air-dry clay directly over the foil. For paper mache I put drywall tape over the foil, because it sticks better, and I get a better shaped armature.
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