After sculpting my first pepper in preparation for the David Eye project, my coach encouraged me to try one with more twists and turns. My goal was to aim for even more accuracy. My first one had a lot of issues! It's just so hard to 'see' the curves and shapes accurately. So I worked... Continue Reading →
One of the key projects I had to complete as part of the New Masters Academy sculpting program is to model a copy of Michelangelo's David statue's left eye. This is no small task--the video tutorial is 3 hours long! Before I could even begin, I had to order the plaster model of the David... Continue Reading →
I've been working this week on learning to draw the planes of the face in preparation for sculpting a bust at some point in the next couple of months. It seems very hard to learn how to do this, especially while following a master teacher like Glenn Vilippu at New Masters Academy. But the fact... Continue Reading →
Click on the following links to see the process for making them. Sculpting the Ten Commandments Applying a Faux Stone Patina with Acrylic Paints.
So you've finished a water-based clay sculpture or made a plaster mold off of one, and it's dry! Hopefully it didn't crack in the drying process. I've discovered patience is the main secret to success, but if you are having trouble, you might want to read my post of tips to help avoid cracking. Once... Continue Reading →
My husband, Tim, and I teach Sunday School together at Koinonia Church. We love bringing things that help the kids picture what we are studying. Of course, I couldn't resist trying to make a set of tablets for the Ten Commandments! I decided to roll out some reclaimed clay from previous projects to make clay... Continue Reading →