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« on: January 11, 2008, 07:41:25 PM »

I keep seeing beginners here having trouble claying eyes.  I'm certainly no Bill Yox or Rick Carter and this tutorial is meant for BEGINNERS (and of course, hacks like me).    As you will see, the earliner is installed and that would NOT happen with a short "Y" cut and you'd have to remove the earliner from the clay to install it in the hide anyway. So here goes nothing.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 07:42:58 PM »

Next set
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 07:45:45 PM »

Finish sculpting
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 07:58:49 PM »

Thank you very much for posting this . It made me realize what I was doing wrong . Cant wait to try this!!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 08:00:27 PM »

thanks george!!  i've been doing it wrong.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008, 08:05:18 PM »

Great show George!
It took me 6 years back in the late seventies to figure that clay thing out!
I'll applaud you!   ;D

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008, 08:10:14 PM »

 Very nice tutorial George. Love to see the different ways people do there eyes.
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008, 09:19:56 PM »

Your the "MAN" George! Nice work!
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2008, 10:21:28 PM »

Drew, I don't understand why you'd say that.  Sure, the orbit areas differ, but I set all my eyes regardless of the form the same way.  There's a glob of clay under the eye to get it to the angle I'm looking for and set in or out as necessary, but after that, the clay work is the same.  I've used this method for years , even when I was using the real skull and don't recall any special problems with it.
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2008, 10:22:33 PM »

Only when it gets an "orange" button Justin.  LOL
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2008, 10:30:40 PM »

thanks George
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2008, 10:39:07 PM »

OH, I see what you're saying Drew.  That's a McKenzie 6500 and you are correct.  It would take MUCH more clay to get similar results if I were using one of the old Van Dykes forms.
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2008, 10:45:10 PM »

Nicely done George.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2008, 10:49:58 PM »

Thanks George, you make it look so simple.
My approach is to just get the right amount of clay in the right areas and then sculpt the details after the skin is on. I don't know why, but I can visualize the anatomy much better when there are markers to guide me. For some reason I can never make it look good before the skin goes on.
I'm gonna keep those pics for reference if you don't mind.
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2008, 11:45:38 PM »

not trying to steatl george's thunder but here i antoher way
http://tdavistaxidermy.com/settingdeereyes1.html
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