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Tutorial Review - SCULPTURE TECHNIQUES—TEXTURES & FORMS

Matthew GroveMatthew Grove Herndon, Virginia, USA
If you have not seen this yet please do so soon. Don is not only an incredible artist but he has that additional, very rare gift, of being able to teach, and teach well. While I have been a sculptor for many decades, I have enjoyed every minute of watching Don's techniques as he goes through the various ways to achieve a desired effect. - love the secret of the X. One of the things that I like about Don's sculpting tutorials is the way that Don makes the viewer feel as if they are there, in the room with him. Don's tone is conversational, relaxed and easy going. The lessons that he teaches with the added real world experiences that one can expect from clients is priceless. I wish I had Don as an instructor back in the mid 1980's. My sculpting instructor at the university was only interested in abstract art. I wanted to make characters. He told me that I would never be an artist and that I would only end up making nick knack items for people to set on their shelves. Don's instruction is empowering. He urges the viewer to explore their creative side. To take real world observations and how to integrate them into the sculpture. I am not quite finished with all of the tutorials, but I am really enjoying Don's.   To Don, (if you happen to read this). Don, Thank you for doing these tutorials. I hope that you will be doing some new webinars in the future as I would love to have a chance to partake in them. And I must say that that chisel clay shaper you use is great. But the other shapes out there for the clay shaper tips really should be tried. There are two others that I use a lot in my work. The tapered chisel and the the cup round. I have been doing a lot of small sculptures,1/30 scale, working in magic sculpt and ProCreate epoxy clays. These have been a god send. Thank you again. I look forward to watching your additional tutorials as they come out. Respectfully, Matthew Grove

Comments

  • I am really happy to say that Jordu Schell's Creature Design sculpture techniques DVD was GREAT!!! The man is over the top talented and I can't believe he was able to cover all that information in a hour and 20 mins. I have 3 out of 4 of his lessons and I'm pleased with all of them. I will get the last one soon. Jordu Schell is an AMAZING artist and teacher!! 5 thumbs up!
  • Don Lanning is the man! He really knows his stuff and he makes it so fun to learn. You will never get bored listening to him and I feel everything he brings to you through his lessons is precious. I own 2 out of 4 of his lessons and I will purchase the others soon. Don Lanning's character design part one got me hook line and sinker. I enjoy watching it over and over again. Keep them coming Don!!
  • The creature sculpting and design series is out of this world! Both Don and Jordu are wonderfully talented sculptors who absolutely love what they do! And this comes across in their funny and very informative DVD's. When these arrived I had to toss out my porn collection! I simply can't get enough of these two!
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