New Student Work, March 4, 2021

I was thrilled to see what Cindy van Horck (Netherlands) was able to achieve following the Moorish Idols bas relief design as well as other projects from the free videos at our YouTube channel.

I emailed her the following message:

“This is great! You did an excellent job on all these projects, especially for just starting out. And air dry clay is much less forgiving than oil-based clay, which stays workable, so I think you did really well. I think it would be awesome if you’d try to paint the Moorish Idols design. That is what I’ll do once I get it into plaster. Meanwhile, could I post your work on our blog? I’d love to show off student’s progress. It is very inspiring to others too, and that is the whole point of what I’m doing. I think sculpture is a wonderful pursuit and it can unlock hidden talent and love of art. Thank you so much!”

The Moorish idols bas relief design is something I drew so students can follow along and learn bas relief sculpture. I provide it as a free download here:

By Vicky Oldham

Natural history enthusiast, professional artist 35+ years.

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