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Sculpture Techniques: Textures & Forms with Don Lanning Course Curriculum

DVD Instant Stream Video: https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/videos/sculpture-techniques-how-to-sculpt-textures-and-forms

WEEK 1
LIVE Online Workshop: Saturday May 4th, 2013 – 9:00am-11:00am pdt

Meet & Greet / Intro Presentation / Q&A / Initial Homework assignment
    •    Meet Don Lanning
    •    Course Overview
    •    Q&A
    •    Assignment:
Students will experiment with their new sculpting board, becoming familiar with the tools and the sculpting canvas they’ll be using for the duration of the course. Begin experimentation with the full-range of the power of the X.
    •    Study Material:
Don Lanning’s “Sculpture Techniques – Textures and Forms” video
1. Tools and Materials - 00:01:49
2. The Power of the X - 00:12:27
 
WEEK 2
LIVE Online Workshop: Saturday May 11th, 2013 – 9:00am-11:00am pdt

Homework [Forum] Critique, Q&A and Assignment
    •    Homework Critique
    •    Q&A
    •    Assignment:
Students will experiment with techniques for sculpting eyes and adjusting workspace lighting and shadow to achieve different approaches to “seeing” your sculpture in progress. Students will also begin to learn how to sculpt believable wrinkles and how to approach creating a rough concept in clay before diving into the details.
    •    Study Material:
Don Lanning’s “Sculpture Techniques – Textures and Forms” video
3. Sculpting an Eye - 00:28:43
4. Adjusting the Light for your Sculpture - 00:32:47
5. Preparing a Rough Concept - 00:39:05
6. Smoothing Wrinkles – 00:49:39
 
WEEK 3
LIVE Online Workshop: Saturday May 18th, 2013 – 9:00am-11:00am pdt

Homework [Forum] Critique, Q&A and Assignment
    •    Homework Critique
    •    Q&A
    •    Assignment:
Students will take their exploration of eye sculpting further, expand out into the bony processes of the brow, experimenting with creating emotion with the brow and how to simulate various eyebrow textures with clay, from hair to fur and even moss. Students will also be practicing sculpting wounds in all their variety, including adding stitches, staples or cauterization to a wound and creating the illusion of layers within the flesh. Finally students will be practicing approaches for creating a variety of animal and creature skin textures.
    •    Study Material:
Don Lanning’s “Sculpture Techniques – Textures and Forms” video
7. Roughing Out an Eyebrow & Refining the Eye - 00:51:35
8. Sculpting a Simple Wound - 00:56:22
9. Adding Stitches to the Wound - 01:06:29
 
WEEK 4
LIVE Online Workshop: Saturday May 25th, 2013 - 9:00am-11:00am pdt

Homework [Forum] Critique, Q&A and Assignment
    •    HOMEWORK CRITIQUE
    •    Q&A
    •    ASSIGNMENT:
Students will experiment with techniques for sculpting veins, exploring the different levels of vascularity and how the veins flirt with the surface of the skin. Students will also practice sculpting teeth from many different creatures, exploring the size, shape and markings of each tooth as well as the defining the gums exploring the forms and adding to the overall realism of the teeth
    •    STUDY MATERIAL:
Don Lanning's "Sculpture Techniques - Textures and Forms" video
10. Sculpting Veins - 01:14:28
11. Teeth Sculpting - 01:26:30
12. Adding Realism to the Teeth - 01:40:14
13. Monster Teeth - 01:45:46
 
WEEK 5
LIVE Online Workshop: Saturday June 1st, 2013 - 9:00am-11:00am pdt

Homework [Forum] Critique, Q&A and Assignment
    •    HOMEWORK CRITIQUE
    •    Q&A
    •    ASSIGNMENT:
Students will experiment with techniques for creating fantastical designs in their creatures by playing with the forms and outlines of the piece. Techniques for creating cracks in bone and ceramics, impact fractures and creating depth in the cracks by adding levels of depth. To finish off the lesson Don will walk you through creating H.R. Geiger style bio-mechanical designs by creating an interplay between organic swooping lines with mechanical boxes and lines as well as embedding materials in your sculpt.
    •    STUDY MATERIAL:
Don Lanning's "Sculpture Techniques - Textures and Forms" video
14. Elements of Creature Fantasy - 01:52:16
15. Sculpting Cracks - 01:59:27
16. Sculpting an H.R. Geiger Detail Panel - 02:05:03
 
WEEK 6
LIVE Online Workshop: Saturday June 8th, 9:00am-11:00am pdt

Homework [Forum] Critique, Q&A and Assignment
    •    HOMEWORK CRITIQUE
    •    Q&A
    •    ASSIGNMENT:
In this lesson we learn techniques for creating grotesque burns with scar tissue and refining forms, reading the shadows to 'see' the forms, refining further by breaking the skin and creating broken blisters and detail in the scar tissue . In the final part of the lesson the student will leverage the power of the x and picking to add fine detail to the skin and scar tissue around the burn.
    •    STUDY MATERIAL:
Don Lanning's "Sculpture Techniques - Textures and Forms" video
17. Sculpting a Creepy Flesh Burn - 02:11:26
18. Breaking the Skin - 02:20:50
19. Reimplementing the Power of the X - 02:36:56
 
WEEK 7
LIVE Online Workshop: Saturday June 15th, 9:00am-11:00am pdt

Homework [Forum] Critique, Q&A and Assignment
    •    HOMEWORK CRITIQUE
    •    Q&A
    •    ASSIGNMENT:
In this lesson the student will be exploring blocking out the ear anatomy, creating the basic forms and masses of the ear and then refining the shapes and anatomy to finish out the ear to a smooth machined polish. Then we will return to veins; exploring arteries and overloaded bulging veins
    •    STUDY MATERIAL:
Don Lanning's "Sculpture Techniques - Textures and Forms" video
20. Ear Sculpting Techniques - 02:43:42
21. Bulging Veins - 02:59:27
 
WEEK 8
LIVE Online Workshop: Saturday June 22nd 2013 - 9:00am-11:00am pdt

Homework [Forum] Critique, Q&A, Course Wrap Up
    •    Homework Critique
    •    Q&A
    •    Course Wrap Up
    •    Certificates Awarded based on Course Performance

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Comments

  • Doug CouchDoug Couch ✭✭✭
    Where are the recordings located at for those of us who cant make the live recordings?
  • Doug CouchDoug Couch ✭✭✭
    D'oh... Live webcast not recordings!
  • No worries Doug. They are being recorded and will be uploaded by Monday. We'll send you (E-Mail) a link for where you can watch the recording.
    We've got you covered, friend! :)
    Cheers!

  • David CusakDavid Cusak ✭✭✭
    Hey guys, one quick question about the class time. Class ran a bit long last week, and I sadly had to duck out during the Q&A. I'm not complaining! OH NO! No complaints! Don's generosity in willing to devote that much time to us is incredible but I just need to be sure I schedule accordingly. Should we be more thinking that this is a 3 or 4 hour class instead of 2? Discussing, Q&A, crits, and getting into the basic meat of class is a tall request for two hours so if Don's willing to go long I'm surely going to make the time.

    Thanks! - David
  • Christopher VaughanChristopher Vaughan ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hey david, yes! The class is scheduled for two hours but allowing extra time in your schedule is recommended. We can never be sure how long the critiques, Q & A and discussions are going to take and have adopted a more organic class structure so that you may get the most out of the class.

    Chris

  • Hi Daniel, is the live recorded is available? I checked my e-mail but I found no link in the last Don's letter. Thanks!
  • When you ask "high resolution" pictures of our work, what minimal resolution do you mean ?

    I tried to take picture of my board, but I thought the resolution wasn't good enough, so I'll try again tomorrow with another camera (it's almost 1 am here). 
  • The minimal res isn't really specified, just so long as it's a good, clear, well-lit image/representation of your work. Best if the image is at least: 1024X768 or larger. Assuming the dpi's 72 or higher. :)
  • Okay, what did I do wrong?. I only got one photo uploaded in large format but I see both photos in a thumb nail.
    Victor
  • Christopher VaughanChristopher Vaughan ✭✭✭✭✭
    Victor, 
    you added one of the thumbnails as an inline image. It's ok Don got everything he needed from your post (you can click the thumb nail to make it larger) and you will receive your live critique this morning.

    Thanks,
    Chris
  • Hello anyone. Where do I upload my pictures for week 2?
  • In the Week Two Image Gallery thread. It's about 5th on the list down.
  • If so, can I delete it and try again, I forgot to put gloss on eyes. Darn.
  • @Daniel Just to say the video "DLAN Day3 Demonstration" on vimeo is perfect. In one file, just the course and in full screen! Hope you keep this format.
  • Christopher VaughanChristopher Vaughan ✭✭✭✭✭
    @ David Yes this is our new format for the uploaded recordings.

    Chris
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