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PE: Sculptures

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 3:04 PM by Mikami-Nii:iconmikami-nii:

What are Sculptures?

Sculptures are the visual arts that operates in three dimensions, and one of the plastic arts. They come in various colors, shapes and sizes, and together with carving, assembled by welding, modelling, molded, or cast.

What can I make with Scuptures?

A simple answer: Anything you want to!

To animals,

Simon Dumbo Rat - Sculpture by nEVEr-mor


Self Portrait Sculpture by CamiFortuna

And plants

MIGHTY WIND SWEPT, Wire Tree Sculpture by SalVillano

and other things.

Handmade: Tails sculpture by vitav Panther Wolf Topper Sculpture by WildSpiritWolf

Types of Sculpting

Stone Sculptures

Stone Sculptures are an ancient activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone, evidence can be found that even the earliest societies indulged in some form of stone work, though not all areas of the world have such abundance of good stone for carving as Egypt, Greece, India and most of Europe.

Stone Hand by LukasB86

Metal Sculptures

Bronze and related copper alloys are the oldest and still the most popular metals for cast metal sculptures; a cast bronze sculpture are often called simply a "bronze". Common bronze alloys have the unusual and desirable property of expanding slightly just before they set, thus filling the finest details of a mold. Their strength and lack of brittleness (ductility) is an advantage when figures in action are to be created, especially when compared to various ceramic or stone materials.

Metal Alien by Kreatworks

Glass Sculptures

Glass may be used for sculpture through a wide range of working techniques, though the use of it for large works is a recent development. It can be carved, with considerable difficulty; the Roman Lycurgus Cup is all but unique. Hot casting can be done by ladling molten glass into molds that have been created by pressing shapes into sand, carved graphite or detailed plaster/silica molds. Kiln casting glass involves heating chunks of glass in a kiln until they are liquid and flow into a waiting mold below it in the kiln. Glass can also be blown and/or hot sculpted with hand tools either as a solid mass or as part of a blown object.

glass lung_full view by Dith

Pottery Sculptures

Pottery is one of the oldest materials for sculpture, as well as clay being the medium in which many sculptures cast in metal are originally modeled for casting. Sculptors often build small preliminary works called Marquette of ephemeral materials such as plaster of Paris, wax, unfired clay, or Plasticine. Many cultures have produced pottery which combines a function as a vessel with a sculptural form, and small figurines have often been as popular as they are in modern Western culture.

Pottery Pangolin 1 by vshjaar

Wood Carving Sculptures

Wood Carving has been extremely widely practiced, but survives much less well than the other main materials, being vulnerable to decay, insect damage, and fire. It therefore forms an important hidden element in the art history of many cultures. Outdoor wood sculpture does not last long in most parts of the world, so that we have little idea how the Totem poles tradition developed. Many of the most important sculptures of China and Japan in particular are in wood, and the great majority of African sculptures and that of Oceania and other regions.

my wood carving work by budimirapostolski

:bulletpink: Tutorials :bulletpink:

How to Paint a Sculpture, Dragon Sculpture, Sculpting Textures

Tutorial : Painting a Sculpture by emilySculpts Tutorial : Building an Armature for a Sculpture by emilySculpts  RQ Sculpture Tutorial PART ONE by Neffertity  RQ Sculpture Tutorial PART TWO by Neffertity   Sculpting Tutorial - Textures by SgtMilenko Maquette Sculpting Tutorial by GoblinQueeen

Sculpture feature

Delinda, Sculpture + Reference by ArtyAMG Lizard Sculpture by yuumei
Marine the Raccoon +Plant Paradise+ by Archaedin Octopus sculpture and table by bronze4u
Steampunk Spider Sculpture 10 by CatherinetteRings Ouranosaurus Sculpture by Red-Dilopho

Panther Topper Sculpture by WildSpiritWolf Ampharos Sculpture by DarkFeather

Midnight Dragon Sculpture by yuumei Siamese Orphan Sculpture by torvenius

Snake Eyes Sculpture Front by ScottWhitworth Dragon Sculpture by theforgery
Siamese Orphan Sculpture 02 by torvenius Protoceratops Sculpture by Red-Dilopho

Big Boss Sculpture by TokyoCrow Handmade: Applejack sculpture by vitav

Kratos sculpture by MarkNewman Journey sculpture by Krinkee
Delinda Sculpture, Side View by ArtyAMG Lugia sculpture by Darrok

Thanks for reading! :heart:

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redspiderlillies Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant article!
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mikami-Nii Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks <3
WitTea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome article. Great rescources and information. Thanks for sharing :D

by the way it says "PE: Suptures", I think an L is missing there.
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