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Tutorial 3 - Head Sculpting by capnkupo Tutorial 3 - Head Sculpting by capnkupo
There we are, tutorial part three with sculpting the head.

I learned what I used up there from here mainly >>> [link]

Hopefully with the use of both this and that you can sculpt way better heads then my shameful attempt. =P

it's not that bad.......I could have done some things slightly different, but...........oh well.


Head Sculpting [you are here now]
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tips!
DBZ1FAN1GIRL Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
.....looks like Ludwig from hetalia....
Dekidour Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So I'm not the only one who saw that. 
bandotaku Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really great. Just with sculpey, right? Sorry if you've already answered this (I'm sure you have) but any tips on smoothing it out? Do you just use your fingers? I have trouble smoothing over creases without the clay looking... well, weird.
capnkupo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep yep, just sculpey. :D

When it comes to smoothing it out there are a couple ways of going about it. One is to use your tool and smooth it, but sometimes that isn't enough. There is a process where you can use isopropyl alcohol and apply with a brush and it kinda "melts" the clay to a smooth finish. But you don't want to use it too much at once because it over softens it and the details will be lost. So slightly dip a brush would be a good way to do that. The last way to get smooth is after you've baked and the object's cooled you use a fine grade sandpaper. I think something like.....200 or 250 grain. Something very fine and slightly go over the sculpture. Those are the only methods I really know of, but they've worked for me fairly well. Hope it helps! :)
bandotaku Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Very helpful, thanks.
ogihciXichigo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thank you! >3<
I'm making a bust for my Advanced art class, I haven't started working on it yet, but hopefully it will turn out well.

I've decided to make a fairly large head too @A@ any suggestions?
capnkupo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Suggestions for a large up the base with lots of foil, build it like it were a skull and slowly build up the details. If it's fairly large you could make the eyeballs precooked and stick them in the head so they're already preformed. That's all I can think of.
ogihciXichigo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Okay, fantastic~ that really helped me a lot!

I appreciate your help.
Gourmet-Suicide Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Student General Artist
I know this tut has been up for yonks but i have to thank you so much! I'm making a sculpture of my own character and I couldn't have got this far without your tutorials, I actually have a head in the oven right now! :D
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