Monday, January 31, 2011
The heel is a simple arc (left one) which has the top edge turned and glued down to make a point which will lay on the tendon of the heel (right one). *The suede side of leather can be held together with Fabric-tac. If you join the finished sides of leather together, you will need another type of glue. I use super glue to attach to the polished side of a hide.
The heel is glued and stretched in place so the excess on the bottom wraps around to the sole of the foot.
The shoes will be stitched, dirtied, and distressed later in the dressing process.
Thanks for viewing, have a great day!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Superheated the ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, entire arm, hands and fingers, and ears.
Fingernails are applied and cured with the heat gun.
He is ready for some clothing next time. Have a great day!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Again, the major structures of the torso are marked as a reference for shaping the body. During the head attachment, the face underwent more changes as well. More detailing of wrinkles, pushed the lower jaw out, etc...
Since the clay was not cured, this was a simple alteration. I grabbed his torso and gave it a big twist to the side so his feet wood no longer touch the floor. He then needed a new support so I slid a brass tube up over the arm wire till it hit his shoulder then bent it at the walking stick (Shillelagh) and cut it off to fit into the base.
The bottom portion of the support is covered with clay and cured with the heat gun so the rest of him remained raw clay in order to keep sculpting.
He got some major ears attached to the head which are down turned slightly so they don't keep his future hat too far up his head.
The walking stick was bent at the base to center his mass over the contact point in the base a little more.
You will note that the body needs only the basic shaping since he will be covered with clothing. Hands and exposed skin got detailed.
I have added a finished view of the face so you cans see the detailing of the skin.
More next time. Have a great day!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Bouncing back from the nymph to this little guy. Lets take a look at sculpting an older face. Keep in mind that this will be more of a caricature than a portrait.