windowtoart: "3D": Plaster Carving 4 Group 5 Intro Graphic Textures 3D Choices
TEXTURE ADDS DETAILS TO SCULPTURE
The addition of texture to a sculpture changes the original vision entirely. For "first timers" students were a bit apprehensive about doing this. It meant finely cutting into a fairly smoothed surface and worry about breakage, depth of design and resurfacing the work again. But once a few people began the venture and satisfactory results were being achieved, more and more jumped in and scored away.
Texturing can become part of the entire surface of the sculpture or be especially limited to particular areas. This aspect was the most popular. Let's see a few.
Texture incised into special interior and exterior areas of this form greatly added interest and contrast to its smoothed surface.
The texture is added after the form has been successively sandpapered from medium to fine in a dry state. With an etching tool, ceramic needle, carpentry nail, dentist tool, leadless lead pencil, etc., very fine lines can be incised into the surface. They should be deep enough to withstand 2 more finishing techniques.
Should the textures lose some desired depth, they can be recut when the final sanding process has been done.
This sculpture was very light, nicely curved and very well balanced. With just a few textural lines, "scales" brought strong visual content to the design with ease and simplicity. It gives credence to the adage "a little goes a long way"
|The last sculptures, group 4, continued the challenge of carving independent forms that were adjacent to each other. Do try this at home!|
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