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Day 7 – Barn Owl Sculpture

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:

https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/files-and-rasps/rifflers/20139-detail-rifflers

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Barn Owl Sculpture, Day 6

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/

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Barn Owl Sculpture, Day 5

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:

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Barn Owl Sculpture, Day 4

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/

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Barn Owl Sculpture, Day 3

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.

Thank you!

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Barn Owl Sculpture Project Guide

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.