Sculpting An Art Doll | St. George and the Dragon ⚔🐉

Sculpting An Art Doll | St. George and the Dragon ⚔🐉


Today on The Dream Syndicate, we’re making a St. George art doll, so let’s get crafting. (spooky music) Working from a sketch, I’m cutting a piece of aluminum tubing that I’m gonna use for St. George’s neck. Using the duct tape of the crafting world, I’m gonna take some tin foil and use that to create the base shape of the cranium for the character, and kind of work some clay around that, and just mass it out, and get just a rough
shape as I’m working here. If you wanna join me in making the imaginary a reality weekly, don’t forget to subscribe
and hit the bell icon. (orchestral music) And at some point, I determine what part of the head
is going to be the front where the face is going to be, and I start adding some clay onto that. (orchestral music) I’m starting to establish the eye line, which is around midway down the face. And then from there, there’s
the line of the nose, which is halfway from
the eye line to the chin. And then from there, from the nose, it’s the mouth that’s about halfway from the nose to the chin. (orchestral music) The sculpture really starts
to take on a life of its own when it’s able to look at you. (orchestral music) Now, we’re gonna work on giving young St. George a brow ridge. This is done by adding strips of clay, and then using tools to sort of blend down these pieces and make them mesh with the clay that are already is there. Here, we’ve added ball of
clay that we’re gonna work on blending into the nose bridge and into the rest of the face around it. (orchestral music) Right now, this guy looks like something from a horror
movie, but give him time- he’ll start to come around. (orchestral music) Before we put his eyelids in, I’m gonna take a moment to
redefine his eye sockets. (orchestral music) Since the lower eyelids are
overlapped by the upper ones, I’m gonna go ahead and put
the lower eyelids in first. (orchestral music) I want this character to be a bit of a younger interpretation of St. George, so I want the character to look somewhere between 14 and 16, so I’m gonna give him fuller cheeks to make him look a little bit younger. (orchestral music) Ah, the time-honored tradition
of doll nose picking, So here I am giving him some nostrils. (orchestral music) Anyone who’s made art dolls
knows how tricky it can be to get the ears to looking just right. You want them to be symmetrical. You want those interior lines to look roughly alike from left ear to right ear. It’s a really tricky business. (orchestral music) Just trying to get the
right shape for the mouth. I want him sort of like a panic-yelling sort of look to his face. I’m going for a Macaulay
Culkin in Home Alone sort of an “Aaaaah!” Sort of look. And here, we have a finished St. George. (orchestral music) Thanks so much for watching. If you wanna join me in making the imaginary a reality weekly, don’t forget to subscribe
and hit the bell icon. Until next time, make believe.

5 thoughts on “Sculpting An Art Doll | St. George and the Dragon ⚔🐉

  1. You can see St. Georges friend the dragon get crafted here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_-zBZ2ikGTSxUV3VpmqaKZ3ZAUVFvzkv
    Music Credits
    "Darkest Child" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    "Pooka" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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