Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Anatomical Sculpture Class Parts 3-5: Deep Muscles

I have been slacking a bit on updating my sculpture, but mainly due to the fact that my camera has been shooting blurry pics. It is working fine now, I don't know if it was because of the time of day or if its just old, I use an old, not professional crap digital camera. Anyways these are the last 3 weeks of me working on it and since its all deep muscles, I don't have much overlapping ones in yet, so you can still see everything that I have done so far. I got to say that I have really enjoyed sculpting, its been a lot of fun. Tomorrow I will probably do some sketches from this sculpture tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Anatomical Sculpture Class Part 2: The Skeleton

So here is the next part of my anatomical sculpture of the arm, the skeleton! I put a lot of extra time out of class working on this. It could still use many more hours of work and is probably far from be 100 percent accurate but should be more than sufficient for what I need it for. I got to say sculpting is a lot of fun, and its good to break away from what I typically do, drawing and painting. I feel its forcing me to pay much more attention to subtle details of the forms. Usually when you think of a typical bone you think its round and cylindrical, but that is far from true. There are many sweeps, turns, and hard edges, its very complex. Tomorrow I will bake it before class so the clay gets hard making it easier to put the muscles on top of the skeleton. I have not sculpted the hand due to the fact that we will not be going over the muscles of the hand in class, but I plan on adding the bones of the hand after the whole sculpture is finished. I am really happy with the way it turned out, the sad part is that I will never see it again after I sculpt the anatomy on top of it, these pictures will be all I have left of it.