The Art Of Water Based Sculpting Essay

1960 words - 8 pages

Michelle Lin
Mrs. Hanson
English 2 Honors
6 May 2014
The Art of Water-Based Sculpting

Part 1: My Questions
For my I-Search project, I have chosen to learn how to sculpt with a new clay medium to expand my “tool belt”; the profiles I make would be a good drawing reference, and would also aid me in experience and sculpting figurines with polymer clay. I would also learn the anatomy of the male and female face and head.
I will attempt to create a male head because I’m terrible at drawing and sculpting men. This relates to the research topic because I am sculpting the male head out of water based clay.
What I know about this topic is that it requires time, knowledge, and air-dry clay. Tools are recommended, but not needed, depending on the scale of the figure.
What I want to focus on and what I want to discover, is how to shape and sculpt the eyes because they are the most important part of the face - they show the most emotion, and as most romantics would say, “they are the window to the soul”. I also want to discover how to sculpt very short hair as it doesn’t flow like long hair does.

Part 2: My Search Process
With the help and power of the modern-day internet and world wide web, my search only took about several days. I began my research on, searching up well known sculptors that are still alive today. This lead me to Philippe Faraut.
I sent an email to him, but after two and a half weeks, his assistant replied. Sadly, as he busy with his work, he doesn’t have time to reply to me directly. On the other hand, his assistant did send me a file and link answering questions asked most about Mr. Faraut. Philippe Faraut, born in Annecy, France, 1963, is a classical sculptor that is known for his portrait sculptures. His mastery in sculpting began when he was a classical “furniture maker and wood-­carver at Germain Sommelier in France”. His love for sculpting began as a hobby, which soon evolved into his career. When he was little, he had the opportunity to travel across the world to many countries and continents such as Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Since then, images of faces has been burned into his mind which to this day, influenced him. He has worked in forensic reconstruction, Dreamworks, Pixar, and made a sculpture for The Fisherman’s Daughter.
I also watched many of his videos on Youtube, as well as other sculpting videos. As I researched more and more and finally bought two books about sculpting - one about polymer clay and the other about water based - one theme came into mind; everything revolved and involved the study of anatomy and geometry. I felt very enlightened about this, as I am taking physiology next year in hopes of furthering my master of drawing, and hopefully, sculpting.
As I started the armature for the sculpt, I glued an 8 x 4 inch pvc pipe onto a 9x9 inch board. Then, I attached a styrofoam ball (did not know measurements of the ball) onto the pipe. The pipe represents the neck which supports the...

Find Another Essay On The Art of Water-Based Sculpting

The chemistry of water Essay

517 words - 2 pages A water molecule consists of one atom oxygen with two atoms of hydrogen connected to it forming a “V.” HOH is a polar molecule with means that charges unequally form around it. This distribution of charges creates a negative charge on the oxygen side and a negative charge on the side with the hydrogen atoms. This creates hydrogen bonding which gives water its unusual characteristics. Hydrogen bonds are weak temporary bonds that form

The Properties of Water Essay

1103 words - 4 pages Water is not as simple as people think it is. Water is formed by the bonding of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. This bond that is being referred to is termed as a polar covalent bond. Polar means having a pair of equal and opposite charges. In this case, that is exactly what is happening. The oxygen atoms are negatively charged, whereas, the hydrogen atoms are positively charged. Water is formed when one atom of oxygen

The Power of Water

1650 words - 7 pages . Water is essential for maintaining life on earth. It makes up more than half of the earth and on average 60% of the human body weight (Benelam and Wyness 3). Water performs important function in the body. It regulates human waste product including feces and urine. Water also helps clean, and maintain a healthy kidney. Since water is such an important substance in our life; how much water do we need? According to David Benton, a Psychobiology

The Need of Water

1964 words - 8 pages I would like for each of us to stop and think for a second, what is the world without water? Of course the first thing that comes to mind is death, disease and starvation. Aside from that, I would like to say that everyone has the power to make a difference in this world. So as I take you through this journey of water sharing, remember that it’s for the better of the people. One thing that strikes me is how much this world is turning towards

The color of water

560 words - 2 pages In the book The Color of Water, Miss Ruth Mc Bride Jordan had a relationship at the age of fifteen. Her relationship had occurred in the 1930's in Virginia. At that time, anti-miscegenation laws were in force. Miss Jordan's boyfriend was Peter, who was black. The relationship went against the laws of anti-miscegenation, since she was white and her boyfriend was black. Therefore, the relationships between different races were illegal and

"The Color of Water"

1148 words - 5 pages The Color of Water (A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother)The English language only has one word for love. However, there are multiple types of love, with the strongest being the love you possess for your family. This love is not a strong devotion, lust for another, or love of God, instead, it is the inborn feeling that all people hold for their family members. The degree of love is the one and only measuring point of the strength of a

The Weight of Water

1098 words - 5 pages The gravity of guilt can gain weight as it rests on your shoulders. You can live your life with a perpetually growing weight upon your shoulders, and burdening your soul. Some choose to surrender themselves, but some disburden themselves of the weight. The get rid of the weight by disclosing their story to someone, and admitting the truth. Anita Shreve’s “the Weight of Water” reveals a character that has waited many years to tell her story

The Power of Water

2102 words - 9 pages down and invisible molecules of water vapor now floating through the room. With the continuing buzz on the issue of global warming and the general rise of cost of fossil fuels alternatives have been explored. One of these is hydrogen power in the form of the hydrogen fuel cell. This source of power is unique because the only direct byproduct of it is water. With hydrogen power there are several ideas that need to be understood to determine if

The Value of Art

2453 words - 10 pages brutes, lazy gluttons.' This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith." Paul was addressing a saying of a common prophet, and acknowledging the truth of it! Paul did not tell Titus to ignore common sayings, or despise them, only to evaluate them based on truth. The importance that common sayings were okay was that art that is not inherently Christian can still be good. Paul was evaluating the truth

The Art of War

2471 words - 10 pages Shiji reports that Sun Tzu applied his methods and tactics in battle and proved that they were effective. Based on these incidents of success, Sun Tzu achieved a triumphant military career and composed The Art of War. The book contains only thirteen chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of military strategy: Laying Plans, Waging War, Attack by Stratagem, Tactical Dispositions, Energy, Weak Points and Strong, Maneuvering, Variation in

The Fascinations of Art

1477 words - 6 pages beautiful landscape. A painter works with “water color, acrylics, oil, egg temporary collage, and some exotic combinations (Brommer 156)”. There is a variety of media that one can use to create art. Painters “work with models, still-life, animals, or flowers” as their muse (156). Basically, one can use absolutely anything as their muse. For example, one can look at the sky, statues, or even get the idea from their own mind. To be a painter, one

Similar Essays

Claude Oscar Monet's Water Lilies Located At The Carnegie Museum Of Art

1615 words - 7 pages Following my exquisite trip to the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I have chosen to discuss Claude Oscar Monet's Water Lilies. Water Lilies is actually a series of roughly two-hundred fifty separate, but very similar, paintings of water lilies; however, I have chosen to focus on the one located at the Carnegie Museum of Art (“Water Lilies”). This painting caught my eye when we were focusing on Impressionism and Expressionism

Women In Ancient Times Based On Ovid's "The Art Of Love" And Paul's Corinthians

973 words - 4 pages Present day women are fundamentally looked upon as equals to men, but in Ancient time's women did not have power or status Ancient woman had to clean, cook and most importantly make and raise children. Women were not allowed to receive much of an education and work outside the home. This was reserved for males only. At first it seems that the Art of Love and Corinthians presents women to be inferior and direct the text toward men. Upon close

The Art Of Art Theft Essay

664 words - 3 pages Infamy is defined as the state of being well known or famous for a serious criminal act. It is commonly used to describe deeds that, while considered wrong, are often glorified by media, folklore, and the news. The words used to describe a work of art and the way the art is stolen is almost identical. Which brings up the question: can an art heist be considered a work of art in itself? In Edward Dolnick’s book, The Rescue Artist, barely anyone

The Tales Of Water Essay

943 words - 4 pages dealing with uncontrollable power. Works Cited "Biography of John Fowles." Biography of John Fowles. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014. Biedermann, Hans. Dictionary of Symbolism. New York: Facts on File, 1992. Print. Brown, John G. "H2O - The Mystery, Art, and Science of Water: Literature and Water." H2O - The Mystery, Art, and Science of Water: Literature and Water. Sweet Briar College, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2014. Dickens, Charles. A Tale