Female torso sculpture exercise

A Female Torso Sculpture Exercise by Alexander Cherkov, from the book Introduction to the World of Art "Sculpture, painting, drawing and more"

An excellent torso sculpture exercise as a preparatory exercise for whole body sculpting, in addition can be used as a sculpture on its own as quite a few examples can be found throughout the history of art.

Venus torso statue
The torso of Venus, ancient Greece
Female torso sculpture, Alexander Archipenko
Torso Woman, Alexander Archipenko

Step-by-step female torso sculpture exercise

When sculpting the upper body, follow the mark in the diagram Human body proportions. The total mass or minutes of the chosen female figure is not of significant importance for the performance of the exercise.

Assemble a composition of simple three-dimensional geometric shapes made of clay: 2 large balls, with a short cylinder on them and over 2 smaller balls.

Female torso

Combine the shapes into one piece as in the illustrations / video in front of you

Female torso sculpture exercise
Female torso sculpture exercise

Design the shape of the female torso and its parts: neck and beginning of limbs.

Female torso
Female torso sculpture exercise

Shape abdomen, waist and breasts.

Female torso

Continue to shape and refine the shape, emphasizing the curves of the female body.

Female torso

Emphasize the curves of the female body also in the back of the torso: back, shoulder blades and buttocks.

Female torso
Female torso

Slide and check the overall look. Rotate and work on the female torso from all directions until you reach a result that is satisfying to your eyes and reliably reflects the structure of the female body.

In the above exercise we worked on a realistic female torso sculpture that reflects the anatomical structure. As a continuation of the exercise the sculpture can be taken in a more abstract direction, while preserving the anatomical features of the image.

Female torso sculpture exercise

More posts about human body sculpting:

Hand sculpture

Hand sculpting exercise

Here is a step-by-step sculpture exercise with a video tutorial. If you want to learn and get to know the basics of sculpture like your palm, it is recommended that you sculpt your hand.

Male torso sculpture exercise

Male torso sculpture exercise

Here is a man torso sculpting exercise, accompanied by step-by-step photos and an instructional video. For the exercise and understanding of the anatomy, use the diagram of the proportions of the human body.

A woman's body sculpting exercise

A woman's body sculpting exercise

Here is a man's body sculpting exercise, accompanied by step-by-step photos and an instructional video. For the exercise and understanding of the anatomy, use the diagram of the proportions of the human body.

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