Tips and Tricks Wednesday – Seeing Shapes

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When you are drawing one of the first things you are taught is to see the shapes in your subject.

The same goes for sculpting.

I will give you an example of a simplified version.

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If you had wanted to sculpt this owl you would break it down to its basic shapes. So to do the body you would start with a ball of clay.

The beak would be a little triangle of clay and the toes would be little snakes. Which you then blend into the more complex shapes.

So when you are getting ready to sculpt, create a mental overlay over your reference and see the shapes before you begin.

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