How to Sculpt Beetles, Bugs and Scarabs Realistically

Stephanie Kilgast, Contemporary artist.

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8 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

      1:45
    • Material & Tools

      0:54
    • Beetle Studies

      1:44
    • Sculpting a Ladybug

      9:37
    • Sculpting a Blue Scarab

      5:51
    • Blue Fungus Beetle

      9:46
    • Finishing Touches

      0:57
    • Conclusion

      0:58

About This Class

If you're into bugs and insects, this class is for you!
I am going to guide you through the process of sculpting your very own beetles from scratch.
No prior knowledge needed! However, bring in some patience for better results!
I will explain my process through three examples, the eyed ladybug, a blue scarab and the blue fungus beetle.
I will also show you two different ways to make legs.
In the end I'm also going to share some of my artwork for you to go further.

Introduction
Materials and Tools
Beetle Studies 
Sculpting a Ladybug
Sculpting a Scarab (Protaetia Speciosa Cyanochlora)
Sculpting a Blue Fungus Beetle
Finishing Touches
Conclusion

Ressources :

Varnishes https://thebluebottletree.com/understanding-polymer-clay-glaze-sealer-varnish/
My tools : https://youtu.be/oqph9A56p38

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Kevin Mac Leod 
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17 of 17 students recommendSee All

Yet another comprehensive class from Stephanie! She covers all the basics as well as the more advanced techniques to make your own beetles. Although this isn't a topic I'm interested in making it was well worth the watch just for the learning experience. And who knows? Maybe sometime soon I'll change my mind and give it a go!
Elanor Critchley

Hobbyist

working on other projects at present but will be back to make some beetles. Very good course

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Stephanie Kilgast

Contemporary artist.

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Inspired by natural forms, Stéphanie Kilgast’s artwork is an ode to nature. She grows colorful organic sculptures on human-made objects, celebrating the beauty of nature in a dialogue with humanity, questioning the lost balance between human activities and nature.

She built her reputation and her sculpting skills around hyperrealistic miniature food sculptures. Her work ha...

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