The Sculpting Characters with Clay Training DVD from First Light Video is a training DVD. The DVD, hosted by professional clay animator, Mark Sawicki, demonstrates techniques for sculpting and animating characters using polymer clay. The training is 48 minutes in length.
- Step One: Posture
- Mark walks you through the importance of posture in cartoon animation. You'll learn how to create a cartoon boxing glove and then build on this training to make a cartoon hand and arm, complete with clothing.
- Step Two: Anatomy
- You'll learn how comic book artists suggest form via drawings. Also, how the sculptor can create a 3D work of art from a 2D drawing.
- Step Three: Creation of Character
- Ever wanted to create a cartoon face refrigerator magnet? This is your chance. Sawicki outlines the use of positioning, size and texture of basic clay forms. You'll also learn how painting techniques can create the illusion of toned skin, highlights in the eyes, and added character in the face.