Sculpture Techniques - How to Sculpt a Maquette - PREVIEW - Video Tutorial with Jordu Schell

Character Maquette Sculpting with FX Master Jordu Schell

Sculpting a realistic, yet unique, humanoid character requires a basic knowledge of anatomical structure combined with your own individual artistic technique. Let renowned artist Jordu Schell show you how he uses both in the lesson, How to Sculpt a Maquette.

Watch as Jordu takes you through the process of maquette creation from start to finish as he puts his specific techniques in action by sculpting a maquette of Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver.

-- Jordu's methods for constructing and posing an armature
-- Using anatomy to rough in the basic forms
-- How to correctly use photographic reference
-- Correct head and body proportions
-- Notes of finer details such as hands and facial features

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Author Kevin Lunt (3 months)
What material are you sculpting with? It kind of looks like sculpey to me
but not completely.

Author zombiesrpussies (6 months)
Gunna be a bit needy here anybody know where i can get wire? aside from
untwisting all my hangers?

Author Phaidon Nicola (3 months)
Jordu Schell is a master! I love this lesson, i've bought it a couple of
years ago and i've watched it a bunch of times.

Author David Lemon (22 days)
I totally agree with what you say....I've been sculpting for nearly 40
years.. still learn with each new piece.

Author Derick Jones (6 months)
Amazing artists on this channel, but they DO NOT show what the titles claim
to. This is nothing more than advertising for them. Very disheartening for
aspiring artists. 

Author TheSneezingMonkey (8 months)
This is a lovely model! I highly admire the skill that's needed to create
something like that!

Author John nobato (6 months)
best style among all sculptors

Author Michał Sulej (5 months)
Of which it is done ?

Author Victor Bruno (6 months)
what clay is that

Author Charlee Leung (8 months)
I have a pack of super sculpey firm, would this work for this tutorial?

Author S Paulin (1 month)
I think this is awesome. I really want to start modeling characters I've
drawn. Can you tell me what type of wire did you use for the armature?

Author masterofhens (8 months)
Does this clay material harden? or does it stay in a mouldable state?

Author Lymee Mee (13 days)
What clay is that?

Author Rodolfo Silva (5 months)
where do I get that kind of clay? what is the technical name for that?
sorry for the noob question but I am kind of new to traditional sculpting

Author Fer Merchán (6 months)

Author Nicholas Smith (6 months)
Turely amazing sculpture thanks for the video very helpful

Author Gourav Sheode (5 months)
Amazing :-) Thank you for sharing 

Author VANTASTICUS (4 months)
So inspiring!

Author Jean-Luc Scholtissen (6 months)
Hello, you used which matter please

Author Sydney Sculpture School (8 months)
Nice work :-)

Author VANTASTICUS (4 months)
I love that "be patient with yourself and the medium"

Author Mako Kumagai (3 months)
I dont know but i have this feeling that i can actually do art in sculpture
after viewing some videos related to the topic for a couple of hours. I got
the technique down and its similar to drawing i guess. I just need help
with the tools and materials, can anyone tell me what they are cause i am
not familiar with the tool or material? 

Author PrideTico (1 year)
Can you make it hard as block after made it??

Author DaNiHESO ozli (1 year)
Whats the tool at 1:05 ?

Author kenpocobrakai (1 year)
What an amazing amount of talent Mr. Schell has, he is a true master.

Author Murilo Magalhães (1 year)
Você é o CARA!!!

Author Ming .Han (1 year)
I am not sure if this question had been asked before but what clay did you
use ?

Author GlennMorganFan (1 year)
It's called Plasteline. It's an oil based clay so it will never dry out and
can't be fired. You use it for sculptures that you want to keep for a long
time. (Either as a reference or a model that will be used by others)

Author xxxLEGO16xxx (1 year)
which is the material?

Author Stan Winston School (1 year)
Sure Manni, our video tutorials are all online. Go to our website and check
them out! - David

Author ArteOnez (1 year)
so cooool

Author Stan Winston School (1 year)
kenpocobrakai, Agreed. Jordu is in a league all his own. We've got another
incredible lesson with him coming out in the next few weeks. Watch for it!

Author Stan Winston School (1 year)
You can get sculpey at almost any hobby store, or online from the sculpey
website, polymer clay superstore, blick art supplies or even amazon - David

Author Stan Winston School (11 months)
Kevin, you can get sculpey and other polymer clays in Italy at Ferrario,
S.P.A. in Bologna. Check their website. - David

Author Dr. Otto Octavius (1 year)
this is really awesome and i don't even know anything about esculpture,
maybe this is my genesis as an esculptor.

Author GlennMorganFan (1 year)
Put yourself out there. It's all about making connections and meeting
people. Go to conventions and talk to people. Maybe make one of these
videos yourself.

Author Kathleen Dwyer (1 year)
*sigh* To have a job making these. That would be great. I make them for the
fun of it. To get paid to, would be sweet.

Author manni vasquez (1 year)
i am sculptor too, i am not that good! but i don't think i am that bad
either, i was not born in the united states, but i would really like to be
a student in this school, can some one helpme with information? thanks!

Author Stan Winston School (1 year)
It's all in the lesson. - David

Author Stan Winston School (10 months)
0SixHundred, Of course we're biased, but Jordu Schell is one of the most
brilliant character sculptors alive. To spend a few hours learning from him
will be money well spent. If you disagree, we'll give you a full refund.

Author Aquila Aer (1 year)
Is it possible to show how you did the skeleton?

Author Stan Winston School (1 year)
With a nice little armature. See it all in the lesson. - David

Author Stan Winston School (1 year)
That is a clay loop tool. Shannon Shea teaches a mini lesson at our website
on how to make your own. Look it up there. - David

Author Dave Malon (1 year)
That is absolutely awesome!

Author GlennMorganFan (1 year)
It's Plasteline. It's oil based so it never dries out and can't be fired.

Author XxShadowvalkyriexX (10 months)
god in heaven you make this look so simple!!

Author manni vasquez (1 year)
thx!! u are so kind, there is other way to talk to you? i have lots of
questions, but i will take a look of the website

Author Phaidon Nicola (1 year)
Yeah just type, "How to make an armature". There are a lot of videos.

Author kevin basta (11 months)
how much you were able to give dynamism in this small sculpture seems
almost real .. I live in Italy and here the material "silicone Clay" that
you use is practically impossible to find .. I'd love to be as good as you
.. I would spend my life to do it ..

Author bryanideas (1 year)
Fuck! Now im in to sculpting what clay did you use?

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