Insect Sculpture | Mantis | Polymer Clay and Mixed Media | Stephanie Kilgast | Skillshare

Insect Sculpture | Mantis | Polymer Clay and Mixed Media

Stephanie Kilgast, Contemporary artist.

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9 Videos (38m)
    • Introduction

      1:33
    • Materials Needed

      1:34
    • Studies & Sketches

      1:19
    • Creating a Core

      5:32
    • Mantis Wings

      3:50
    • Sculpting the Body

      6:00
    • Sculpting the Head and Legs

      15:27
    • Finishing Touches

      2:21
    • Conclusion

      0:30

About This Class

Hello!

In this class I'm going to guide you through the sculpting of a complex character.
I picked a mantis, but the class will help you to figure out how to sculpt an insect from the idea to the finish artwork.
It is not a difficult class and beginners can absolutely try it out, however it is a long sculpt to do and not something you can make in an hour, so patience is absolutely needed.

I hope this inspires you to tackle more complex sculpting project and just give it a go.
Don't worry too much about the outcome, to become a better sculptor you need to practice a lot.

xx
Stéphanie

Class Summary

1. Introduction
2. Materials
3. Studies and Sketches
4. Creating a core
5. Wings
6. Sculpting the Body
7. Sculpting the Head and Legs
8. Finishing Touches
9. Conclusion

Tools I am using most.

| MUSIC |

Music by Amarante http://www.youtube.com/AmaranteMusic

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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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