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Sculpting a Stylized Character

3 Hours of in depth, easy-to-follow traditional sculpting instruction on how to sculpt a stylized character in oil based clay with sculptor Chris Vierra.

Topics covered

  • Building an armature
  • Making tools as well as tips & techniques for using them
  • How to make a clay oven
  • Tips & techniques for working with the material
  • Primary form
  • Secondary form
  • Essential facial anatomy
  • Veins
  • Using brushes & solvents
  • Helpful techniques on viewing the sculpt with a fresh eye in order to spot errors & overcome them
  • Making changes
  • Integrating mixed media into a sculpture
  • Clothing wrinkles
  • Final detailing & texturing including skin folds & wrinkles,pores, tongue, & clothing
  • Sculpting irises, pupils, & catchlights

Not just another anatomy lesson.

A useful approach to sculpting for every skill level; beginner to professional.


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Chris Vierra
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Sculptor/Carver for Villafane Studios, Sideshow Collectibles, DC direct/unlimited, NECA, HCG, and any company that decides to hire me :) I love Sculpting, art, music, super heroes, photography, and video games. Find me on facebook! Cheers!
Made a few videos on my youtube channel.

Should have some sculpture related stuff up soon. In the meantime, check these out :) 


  • Listening to: mc chris
  • Reading: What's on the computer screen
  • Watching: My Cat
  • Playing: Fist of The North Star 2 Ken's Rage
  • Eating: Grilled bagel, linguica, fried egg, swiss cheese
  • Drinking: Mary Lou's Banana coffee with mocha coffee mate

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KalikaMarie Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Have your cake and eat it too Happy Birthday! Don't party too hard  Beer before Liquor; will get you sicker 
randomsculptor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!! Can't wait to see more. thank you for the inspiration!
ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Hi! You have been featured here:… :)
EvilNinjaChris Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly! I'm honored :)
ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
My pleasure! Your work is gorgeous.
MSCajax Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday.
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey Chris! Happy Birthday! :iconbummyballoonplz: Hope you have a fantastic day!
bumpercarmcgee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow man, your stuff is just beautiful. I've always had a fascination with sculpture but I never really knew how to get into it. I mean, I've done some digital sculpture but there's just something about being able to touch it. I can't help but wonder how you started. Did you go to school for it? 
EvilNinjaChris Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree with you man! Nothing like traditional sculpting. Although, its being phased out just about everywhere. Really sad. I'm completely self taught I just developed a love for sculpting and tried to learn all I could. I will always sculpt traditionally even if its just for myself. Thank you for the kind words :)
bumpercarmcgee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
That's what it's all about haha you don't need an expensive education for this craft, just a strong desire to learn and that's what I love so much about it. 
I actually really love digital art for various reasons but you would never have digital art without traditional art and by no means should it ever be permanently replaced by it. I think they're both aesthetically pleasing just in different ways. Anyway, yep, you're awesome and you just got yourself a new watcher haha  
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