sculpting hair
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sculpting hair

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I've never sculpted a full head of hair before, just bangs on a few female 6 inch figures. Now I'm working on a 6 inch Black Condor and need to sculpt his mohawk. Just wondering if anyone has any techniques or advice before I begin, make life a little simpler for me. All thoughts appreciated in advance!


Posted by packerbacker180
on Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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packerbacker180 -
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Thanks guys, gonna give it a try, see how it goes.
Hammer of the Gods -
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I agree with the above. Layers are the key to dynamic hair that doesn't look "flat". For long hair styles, I like to use the tip of the blunt end of an X-acto to "roll" lines into the sculpt to create strands. For smaller or shorter hair, you can use a flat tool to "pull" the sculpting compound to create lines.
Darththomas -
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I find layers are key when doing hair, get the rough shape you want but make it a little smaller than you want the final hair. Sculpt lines into it then leave to dry. Once dry add small sausages of your sculpt to the areas you want to raise then sculpt in the hair lines again. Add more layers if required, I find two or three layers works best.
ryuskrew -
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Keep a handy supply of water with you (I like keeping it on coffee mugs, they don't take up a lot of space, and are just useful to have around). And probably have a few good sculpting tools (preferably your favorite ones, as you're more likely to be more accostumed to using them). That's all I can really say. Aside from obviously keep looking at the reference pictures for help. Good luck!
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