Lesson 3 - Part 1
Charles Oldham teaches fundamental clay sculpting methods in this demonstration on sculpting a baby elephant.
New! Baby Elephant Sculpture Tutorial with Project Patterns
You can achieve the correct proportions of your sculpture right out of the gate with this easy-to-use pattern book to accompany the Baby Elephant - Learn Sculpture Video. The patterns in this workbook will help keep you on track as you build your clay model. Even if your sculpture is not highly detailed, it will still look "right" and proportioned like a real baby elephant, just by matching your sculpture to the pattern dimensions as you work.
There is also helpful information on materials, work area, clay, tools, lighting, and more. The workbook has 9 pages with 6 patterns (representing primary views) matching Chuck Oldham's original baby elephant sculpture shown in the video.
Price: $3.95. This is an e-book, available as a PDF download. The link will arrive in your email after purchase. Just print it out at your printer and use right away!
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Attaining correct proportion is one of the biggest challenges to artists seeking to do representational work—even experienced sculptors find it difficult. More than fine detail, correct proportion is perhaps the most important quality in making a person or animal look realistic and believable. You'll find that these accurately constructed patterns will help you overcome the most common problems and teach you "how to see," along with good working habits as you go forward.