I was discussing the tools called “rifflers” in this video. These are great for smoothing out the basic forms. It gives me a good sense of the volume and relationships of shapes to one another. Here is a source I was able to find that are closest to the ones I use:
The barn owl sculpture continues tomorrow, 7:30 am Arizona time (Jan. 6, 2021), as I work on the next group of shapes, the secondary shapes. I’ve measured the basic outer dimensions, and they’re pretty close. So now, here comes the start of the detail!
Get the guide to follow along here, and help support my channel and website: https://learnsculpture.org/product/barn-owl-sculpture-project-guide/
Be sure to watch tomorrow morning at 7:30 am (Jan. 5) for another episode on making the Barn Owl sculpture in clay. We’ll be starting to define the main inner shapes, measuring our diagram model as we go. Here is the link — please share and subscribe:
Join me at 7:30 am January 4th as I work on a life-size barn owl sculpture in clay. You can ask questions as I work, or just sit back and enjoy your morning coffee with me as I continue on with this sculpture project. If you want to follow along, see the guide I created for this project here: https://learnsculpture.org/learn-sculpture-guides/
I have begun work on what will become a life size barn owl sculpture and will live stream on YouTube for about 15 minutes to update my progress. Here is the link for the video which will live stream at 7:30 am tomorrow, January 1, 2021.
I hope you can be there. I can answer questions. I created a project guide with patterns to measure the barn owl’s proportions for anyone who wants to follow along. Please support my effort and buy this guide on our website for $5. at https://learnsculpture.org/learn-sculpture-guides.
There’s a new project underway! Make an original barn owl sculpture in clay at the Learn Sculpture YouTube Channel. Follow along in my live-streaming lessons online at http://www.YouTube.com/LearnSculpture. Imagine you can achieve your own signature portrayal of this beautiful and wise owl known the world over—from miniature up to life-size!
You can work along with me and do a small version of the barn owl, or use the patterns for the life-size version. It may all depend on how much clay you have on hand, but now you can learn by doing as well as watching. I hope to help lots of people and kids gain confidence with clay modeling so once they do a project like this, they realize they can make anything they want. The Barn Owl Sculpture Project Guide includes patterns up to life-size to help you measure correct proportions of the owl as you follow along. Find it here: https://learnsculpture.org/learn-sculpture-guides/
Let me know what you think, and please think of questions to ask during our live stream at youtube/learnsculpture.
We are back after a long absence. I will explain why.
Since 2012, we have had over 2 million views of our videos at http://www.YouTube.com/c/LearnSculpture
Wow! That is so hard to imagine! As it turns out:
- We have the number one presence on the internet for the topic, “learn sculpture.”
- People who never sculpted ever before have been encouraged to try. Some have shared their results and they have been amazing. That is AWESOME!
So why did the LearnSculpture.Org website disappear for over 5 years? The answer is sad beyond measure… master sculptor Charles Oldham, the sculptor of our enormously popular videos and my husband of over 39 years, passed away in May of 2014 from a chronic lung illness.
I worked alongside Charles Oldham (Chuck to family and friends) for over 39 years, and became a sculptor in my own right thanks to his guidance and constant belief in my ability. So, to the best of my ability, I will continue the legacy, knowing how much joy and inspiration it has brought to others: those hoping to become artist, or those just looking for something fun to do and share. Whatever the reason, there is always a need for art in the world as it brings us joy and hope no matter what.