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In this tutorial Philippe Faraut demonstrates two different approaches for modeling the human torso in water-based clay. He begins the first with the construction of the bone structure for a male torso on which he then applies each muscle individually. This approach is based on the use of precise measurements which helps achieve a solid structure while eliminating the risk of common mistakes.The second part of the program focuses on the female torso with a more rapid method of construction relying on the use of planes. Each torso exercise is taken to completion including demonstrations on finishing techniques.
These exercises were developed to emphasize the importance of bony landmarks, the relationship between the skull, ribcage and pelvis as well as the general placement of muscles.
Run time: 89 minutes
English and French Language Tracks
13 3/4” (35 cm) includes base
This écorché of a male torso cast in high quality plaster helps the student, teacher or artist visualize the shapes and volumes of the relevant muscles and their attachments to bones. In order to make this reference cast practical, the names of nine important bony landmarks and sixteen of the most relevant muscles have been labeled and engraved onto the base of the sculpture. A useful reference piece for painters as well as sculptors. Discussed in-depth in the DVD #5 Techniques of Sculpture: Torsos in Clay.