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Clay work?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by madtrapper22, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. madtrapper22

    madtrapper22 New Member

    last one
     

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  2. Whitetailart

    Whitetailart New Member

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    I am no cat guy.
    Mad loose some more clay there still seems to be way to much there.
    It looks as though there is enough clay on 1 eye to be able to do both.
    You will only need a little bit of clay.

    Work with a little clay at a time you can always add more if needed.

    Cole posted a very good photo of clay work.
     

  3. GWebb

    GWebb Well-Known Member

    Still looks like way too much clay, especially on the bottom rear, basic shape is looking somewhat better. Keep practicing because your going to need to remove whatever you have going there before you mount it. It looks like you never roughed up the form, it will need roughed up prior to setting the eyes and before mounting to give the clay and glue something to bite to.
     
  4. madtrapper22

    madtrapper22 New Member

    i know i need to rough the form im just trying to get the basic eye shape down then ill re do it and rough the form
     
  5. Heres a step-by-step I made for this a few years ago. It was in a post somewhere, but I couldn't find it so I just re-uploaded the pictures. I do them a little differently now, but hopefully it will at least help you get started.

    This is on a 'home-made' head, but the concept is still the same.


    First cut out some eye sockets.
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    Get your eyes set evenly, have them the same depth, angle, etc.
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    Side view.
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    Using reference, make your cat eye shape.
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    The end.
     
  6. madtrapper22

    madtrapper22 New Member

    thanks so much everyone for all of this help is this any better?
     

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  7. madtrapper22

    madtrapper22 New Member

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    madtrapper22 New Member

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  9. Colder.
     
  10. take some clay and roll it into a pencil shape, about the same length and width. Then cut it into 4 even sections. Look at coles pictures and give that a try.. you wont need more than that.
     
  11. madtrapper22

    madtrapper22 New Member

    OK i used less than pencil sized clay in 4 sections hows this look
     

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  12. madtrapper22

    madtrapper22 New Member

    siide
     

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  13. madtrapper22

    madtrapper22 New Member

    last time i hope
     

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  14. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    This is where you have too much clay, it should be very thin here.
     

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  15. madtrapper22

    madtrapper22 New Member

    is this one good enough to mount
     

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  16. madtrapper22

    madtrapper22 New Member

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  18. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Much better.