It is only by doing that I can learn how to model a figure in clay. I am still working through the torso tutorial in Peter Rubino's book, Sculpting The Figure In Clay. Today I got up to step 59. There are a total of 76 steps in the torso tutorial. I am becoming familiar with the various planes of the torso, as described by Rubino. Click on the image to enlarge it.
The torso I started with today was too long, so I cut it down by slicing it apart with my knife, and taking out a couple of slices of clay, in order to shorten it. I think it is better now than when I started. When I began this project, I didn't use any measurements. I just eyeballed the pelvis and ribcage as I made them. I did not model any contrapposto in this torso because I wanted it to be similar to my figure's torso, which is a straight standing pose.
Every once in a while I need a good whack in the head to get me out of my banal daily doldrums, and today I found this good design advice: Click on the image to enlarge it.
That is a poster they have at their web site. It is called Good Fucking Design Advice. Thanks, I needed that !!! If you need more advice, just click on the link that says: This isn’t enough, I need more fucking advice. and you will get another random bit of good design advice. I must admit, I did not understand some of the advice.... so that means I still have a lot to learn. The fine print at the bottom of the poster reads:
Good Fucking Design Advice aims to serve the needs of the greater design community for the common good. Whether you’re a student unable to receive a timely response from a professor, a designer eagerly awaiting feedback from a vacationing art director, or a sheltered freelancer lonely toiling away in her studio apartment, Good Fucking Design Advice will provide you with immediate unbiased assistance 24/7.
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