Helpful Tips for First Time Sculptors

Sculpting is one of the most complex forms or disciplines of art there is. For some it is hard, for some it is easy. However, we agree that sculpting is one of the most difficult crafts to perfect. Only a few people perfected it.

But, just because it is hard, does not mean you shouldn’t go for it. Here are some pointers for you.

A mirror is a powerful tool

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First, let us start with the basics. Using a mirror is advisable for first-time sculptors because this tool will help you check your sculpture for irregularities. Looking at it through the mirror will give you a better perspective to check if you’ve achieved what you’ve had in mind. Make sure to do this a couple of times throughout the process.

Proportion and Pose

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It is important to check your sculpture’s proportion regularly as you progress. This is important if you want to match your references. One of the most common techniques in proportion is to add a small amount of clay to shape or form important details of your sculptures.

Proportion is then connected to pose. The pose or form of your entire sculpture is important once it is done. Deciding on the right pose can determine a good from a bad sculpture.

Set an Ideal Workspace

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Truly one of the most exciting parts of being an artist, setting up your workspace. For sculpting, you need a wide and open space wherein you can freely move. Also, make sure that all of your tools and other items are organized.

Remember to consider the height of the room. It is not just about how wide the room is. If you are making a massive statue, then you’ll need all the room you can get from each direction.

So, are you ready to create your sculpture to go down in history?