31 Things, Day 7: Sculpting

31 things I'd rather be doing right now

Today’s post will be somewhat short, because I don’t have a lot to say about sculpting; I’ve never really done it. Okay, there were those few ceramic projects I did in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade (a fish, a hot dog, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, respectively), but they certainly don’t count. Someday I really want to take a sculpting class to get some basics down; I suppose online videos are fine, but it would be nice to ask questions, so I lean toward in-person teaching. There are two types of sculpting I’d like to try.

The first is a recent interest, thanks to watching the Syfy show Face Off, in sculpting facial masks or prosthetics. When I watch these artists lay clay on a face model, then make a mold, then pour in the latex or polyfoam, and eventually paint and apply it to a model, I enjoy all of it, but it’s the sculpting that impresses me the most. I watch them, and I think, “I could do that.” Maybe I really can’t, but I won’t know until I try.

sculptClay

The other type of sculpting I want to try is the hard one: stone sculpting. (I’ve wanted to try this long before I ever played Dwarf Fortress, so no, it’s not because my dwarves know how to sculpt stone.) There is something really interesting about taking a stone and carving it up into a shape that could potentially last thousands of years.

sculptStone

But, as I said, I’ve never done any of it yet. I just want to. That’s all I can say.

So that’s another thing I’d rather be doing now, sculpting.

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