How to Sculpt a Face
The Female Face Tutorial - Page Eleven
The Eleventh part to "How to Sculpt a Face" deals with the ears.
STEP 41: This is where you can go as realistic or as fantasy as you like. With this example I'm going to go somewhere between the two of them.
Using a photo reference, map out the basic shape and lines of the ear.
STEP 42: Start to carve into the clay with the rubber-tipped tool.
STEP 43: Keep following the lines you made on the ear and smooth it in.
STEP 44: Finally , work around the ear defining all the shapes until you are happy with the sculptures appearance. If you're aiming for realism, remember to check over everything with your photo reference.
STEP 45: When you have sculpted both ears and are happy with your doll, smooth the polymer clay with some Prosculpt Smoothing Oil, Baby Oil or Petroleum Jelly. Remember, only ever use the TINIEST amount if you are using anything to smooth the clay. Too much oil added to the polymer clay can be detrimental to the quality of the bake and how well the paint adheres to the clay.
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There you have it! After the doll's face has been baked to the clay manufacturers instructions, you can paint and decorate the doll as far as your imagination takes you.
How to Sculpt a Face: Steps 37-40
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