Adding hair and dress to small Sacagawea sculpture

After refining the face a bit I moved onto blocking in the shapes of the hair and clothing. One thing I'll be keeping in mind is moldmaking and casting issues. Since this is oil-based clay, it isn't permanent and will need to have a mold made and then cast in another medium.  If you know that you are going to be making a mold and casting something, it is a good idea to keep the limits of those mediums in mind when working on your sculpt. It's easy to design and sculpt something that would be a nightmare to mold and cast - either not working out at all or escalating your costs dramatically. While you never want to compromise on your intended vision, it helps to keep the end results in mind and look for ways to achieve them while still being something that can be reproduced.

Small maquette sculpture bust of Sacagawea ©Lori Kiplinger Pandy
Small maquette sculpture bust of Sacagawea ©Lori Kiplinger Pandy


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