How to start sculpting a robe?
- Hi! This is my first message on this historical mailinglist so nice to
meet you all :) For my first project I'd like to create a simple 50mm
nazgul. I choose it becouse I think it is just a big robe over a
sausage wire :) and 50mm is big enough to start. I read lots of
tutorial, but missing on this topic so I really don't imagine where to
start doing a robe, any help? Thanks in advance!
- --- In 1listSculpting@yahoogroups.com, "nighterya" <nighterya@...>
>Hello and velcome to the list.
> Hi! This is my first message on this historical mailinglist so nice to
> meet you all :) For my first project I'd like to create a simple 50mm
> nazgul. I choose it becouse I think it is just a big robe over a
> sausage wire :) and 50mm is big enough to start. I read lots of
> tutorial, but missing on this topic so I really don't imagine where to
> start doing a robe, any help? Thanks in advance!
This is a short summary of what I would do: first do the aimple basic
shape and when that has cured, put on the folds/wrinkles step by step.
It might be a good idea to initially add extremely thin fold lines to
serve as a guide.
here's a tutorial that might be interesting:
I don't know how much art experience you have, but the best advice on this I can give you on this is to quit thinking of it as a robe. Think in terms of shapes. Think on underlying structure. Look at your armature, and indicate the high spots of the form, where the body will affect the outer layers. Then think of the robe and the draping folds as individual shapes. Clay, or putty will not drape, so you will have to make follow the desired shapes.
What may help would be to have someone model for you wearing a "robe" and pose in the fashion you desire. This helps me a great deal when working on a painting. In a painting I am not just looking at positive and negative shapes, but also light and dark shapes which help indicate a three dimensional form on a two dimensional surface, but the principle is the same.
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