The second part to "How to Sculpt a Face" deals with the brow bone and the beginning of the eyelids.
STEP 5: You need to study how the face works. A face is not flat, it has draft. This is precisely why we can see the eyes on a profile view. If the face was flat, we would not be able to see the eyes. Notice in this profile shot that the bridge of the nose comes in, but not as far as the eye sockets. This is creating draft.
Compare your results so far with a photo reference to ensure the draft of the face is not too flat or too pronounced.
STEP 6: Next you need to form the brow bone. Make two flat sausages of clay and place on the face, just over-lapping the top of the eye sockets.
Notice how the brow line follows fairly straight along the top of the sockets and slightly down the side of the sockets. Be sure that the clay you have added is well kneaded, as the clay needs to be warm so it is easy to blend in the next step.
STEP 7: The next step is to utilize your spoon tool again. Using the curved side of the tool, gently blend the brow. Do not blend it flat; you want to simply grab the edges of the clay you placed and blend it into the forehead. Barely touch the clay, just gently glide from the edge to the forehead. If you start to notice a hollow around where you are blending, you are using too much pressure. You want the forehead to stay intact, merely close the seam between the brow and the forehead.
STEP 8: Now you make way for the eyelids. This is preparing for a doll with large eyes. Place two small cylinders of clay just under the brow. Bring it in so that it's slightly deeper into the face than the brow. This will ensure the eyes appear to sit right into the face.
Make sure that the eyelids end before the end of the brow bone.
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