Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sculpting Portrait demo continued

 Today I worked on the likeness more and finally put some hair on her. The clay is very heavy- there is about 30lbs of wet clay here.

This portrait will need to rest and firm up a bit before I can move on. The next step will be to cut her open and hollow her out. There is so much wet clay that it can't support itself yet.

You need not do too much work on it at this point, because the chances of it getting crushed are quite good. Better to wait until it is leather hard.

So now we wait...


  1. Looks Relay beautiful

    Lori you are simply a great artist and i love you for that.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words...

  3. Classic.. very classic. This would look amazing in bronze.. as is..

    1. Wouldn't that be nice ;-) I do have a good mold-maker that I can use if she fires well. The unfortunate thing is that I rushed it today and took apart to hollow out a bit too soon and hollowed a bit too thin. Paying the price and working to salvage the piece now....

  4. You catch the expressions on her face so well. Wonderful piece.