How to Sculpt a Dinosaur: Using Skull Reference - FREE CHAPTER

Learn how to sculpt a dinosaur bust with award-winning fine artist and paleo-sculptor Chris Darga

Feb 10, 2017

In this excerpt from his webcourse series on sculpting dinosaurs, master paleo-sculptor Chris Darga demonstrates how 2-D skull & skeleton references provide an easy and scientifically accurate way to map out the key features of a dinosaur sculpture, including eye sockets, nostrils, jaw bones, and more.

Using an additive sculptural process, Darga then shows you how to symmetrically build upon those skeletal reference points in clay.



  • Using Scaled-Up Reference to Map the Skull
  • Symmetrical Sculpture - Balancing as You Go
  • Roughing Out the Primary Forms in Clay


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