Sculpting practice

I was working on this and got a headache. Don’t know why. I think it was the amount of caffeine I had today.

I bought Artistic Anatomy by Dr. Paul Richer to review anatomy but the book has been stuck in transit for four days.

Ecorche done haha

This took more time than expected. I think I started it back in January because I added notes and stuff. It’s okay looking (big gluteus maximus due to large iliac). It’s not perfect, but by the end of the road I was looking more towards the goal than the journey.

Just have to wait two days and paint over muscles with some mod podge, then paint the base black to cover the clay below.

On to new projects.

Oh, and the eBay skeleton that I bought, it came with half female and male pelvics so I couldn’t put them together. All in all I have two partially incomplete skeletons but still make for good reference material.

Ecorche almost complete.

I am on part 10 of 11 vids.

It’s not perfect but it’s something.

Also still cleaning the skeleton I got from eBay.

The Goo Gone helped with the stickiness. It’s time for me to submerge the bones in bleach water. Just a bit of bleach and a good scrub.

The residue was still sticky so I’m leaving the bones in the tub overnight. Maybe that’ll help.

Almost halfway done.

I will use polymer clay next time. This clay that I’m using keeps breaking because it’s a stiff and crumbling type clay (breaks on the spinal process and ribs). But I am finally finished with the scapula, just need to mold the skeletal hand before baking.

Skeletal hand that needs to be molded.

I’ve made more notes. I’ve decided to write with a blue pencil since I keep getting graphite on my hand. I’m almost out of General’s Colortex np blue pencil. Haven’t gone through Prismacolor’s np pencil yet.

I drew my previous notes in graphite then inked it. The tracing paper still leaves smudges though.
Writing my notes in np blue pencil. No smudges.
I sharpen with a razor and a small cheap sand block for the tips. Less waste for these blue leads. I use to draw in Crayola color pencils.