Sculpture Techniques—Textures & Forms

Master Sculptor and Fine Artist, Don Lanning, teaches a master class in Chavant clay rough-out.

Description

Creature designer, master sculptor & fine artist, Don Lanning, guides you on a crash course in mastering forms & textures in Chavant clay.

Articulate, patient and full of tips & techniques for taking your character sculpting to the next level, Lanning shares 25 years of monster making wisdom in this must-watch lesson.

Lesson Highlights:

  • Learn The Power of the X!
  • A few techniques for sculpting an eye
  • Forming teeth, both human and monster
  • The basics of blocking out an ear
  • Learn how to sculpt wounds, cracks, and even nasty burns

 

Approximate Runtime is: 03:17:26

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  1. Title & Introduction - 00:00:00
  2. Tools and Materials - 00:01:49
  3. Clay - 00:11:25
  4. The Power of the X - 00:12:27
  5. Sculpting an Eye - 00:28:43
  6. Adjusting the Light for your Sculpture - 00:32:47
  7. Preparing a Rough Concept - 00:39:05
  8. Smooth Wrinkles - 00:49:39
  9. Roughing Out an Eyebrow & Refining the Eye - 00:51:35
  10. Sculpting a Simple Wound - 00:56:22
  11. Adding Stitches to the Wound - 01:06:29
  12. Sculpting Veins - 01:14:28
  13. Teeth Sculpting - 01:26:30
  14. Adding Realism to the Teeth - 01:40:14
  15. Monster Teeth - 01:45:46
  16. Elements of Creature Fantasy - 01:52:16
  17. Sculpting Cracks - 01:59:27
  18. Sculpting a H.R. Giger Detail Panel - 02:05:03
  19. Sculpting a Creepy Flesh Burn - 02:11:26
  20. Breaking the Skin - 02:20:55
  21. Reimplementing the Power of the X - 02:36:56
  22. Ear Sculpting Techniques - 02:43:42
  23. Bulging Veins - 02:59:27
  24. Wrap Up - 03:13:39

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HEALTH/SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

When working with toxic and/or dangerous materials or tools:

ALWAYS read labels for appropriate use guidelines
ALWAYS wear a high-grade respirator
ALWAYS work in a well-ventilated area
ALWAYS protect your skin
ALWAYS wear eye protection

Artist Information

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Don Lanning

Master Artist: Character Designer, Master Sculptor and Fine Artist.

Don Lanning, was born in Van Nuys, California in the heart of Hollywood's creature effects community.  With...

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