Eye sculpting exercise

An Eye Sculpture Exercise by Alexander Cherkov, from the book Introduction to the World of Art "Sculpture, painting, drawing and more"

Before starting atHead sculpting, It is advisable to perform a number of exercises in sculpting major interior parts with Ceramic clay או plasticine. This is an opportunity to get to know and understand the structure of the different parts of the face: eye, mouth, nose and ear, this will be very easy later when you sculpt a life-size head.

Step-by-step eye sculpting exercise

When sculpting human eyes, it is important to remember that their shape is spherical. Therefore, the spherical shape of not only the eyes but also the eyelids must be observed. 

Despite the common belief that "the eyes are the mirror of the mind", the expressiveness of the eyes is achieved by training the facial muscles around the eyes and not by the eye itself.

Eye sculpting exercise

Make a flat rectangle measuring 8x10 cm from ceramic or plasticine.

Eye sculpting exercise

Add clay to form a top and left wall. Draw a horizontal center line on the remaining surface and also mark the center point on it.

Eye sculpting exercise

Draw a circle on the center line.

Eye sculpting exercise

Add clay on top of the circle while creating a spherical bulge.

Eye sculpting exercise

Draw the shape of the eye opening on the spherical bulge.

Eye sculpting exercise

Add clay to the upper arch while creating an upper eyelid.

Eye sculpting exercise

Remove clay from the lower arch while creating a lower eyelid.

Eye sculpting exercise

Shape the eyelids and smooth the area.

Eye sculpting exercise
Eye sculpting exercise

Draw the pupil and iris.

Eye sculpting exercise

Remove clay from the pupil and iris area while creating depth and shaping the appearance of the eye.

Eye sculpting exercise
Eye sculpting exercise

Slide the eye and the surrounding areas. You can straighten sides and shape an eyebrow.

Eye sculpting exercise

Eye sculpting exercise

Additional exercises related to interior sculpting:

Mouth sculpting exercise

Mouth sculpting exercise

Before starting a life-size head sculpt, it is advisable to perform exercises in sculpting facial parts separately; The following is a step - by - step sculpture exercise.

Ear sculpting exercise

Ear sculpting exercise

Before starting a life-size head sculpt, it is advisable to perform exercises in sculpting facial parts separately; Below is a step-by-step ear sculpting exercise.

Exercises in sculpting parts of the face

Eye sculpting exercise

Before starting a life-size head sculpt, it is advisable to perform exercises in sculpting facial parts separately; Here is a step-by-step eye sculpting exercise.

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