Sculpture for Everyone: How to Model an Eagle in Clay
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Sculpture for Everyone: How to Model an Eagle in Clay

Learn the basics of sculpture by modeling an eagle in clay.
5.0 (2 ratings)
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Last updated 10/2015
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the tools and supplies needed to get started in clay modeling
  • Sketch an eagle on paper
  • Create a base where the clay model will stand
  • Model each detail of the clay eagle
  • Refine clay models
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Requirements
  • You will need some basic modelling tools and clay. However, you may start the course without them, specially if you are not familiar with the subject, as in the first section we will go over the basic tools and materials.
Description

This course will teach you how to model an eagle in clay in easy steps, from beginning to end.

Learn and master sculpting a realistic bird of prey, with this easy to follow method. You will watch short videos that show and explain each step in the process.

- Understand the tools and supplies needed to get started in clay modeling.

- Make study pencil sketches of your subject.

- Quickly build a rough sketch in clay.

- Create a base where the clay model will stand.

- Shape your eagle so it looks like an eagle!

- Make each detail of the clay eagle, such as eyes, beak and claws.

- Give realistic textures to each surface, like the feathers, skin and rock.

Enjoy your modeling endeavor.

This is a simple and workable approach to modeling an eagle that comes from many years of experience by an artist who was also a falconer!

You don't need any prior experience to start this course, and it can me successfully taken by beginners. However, this course can also be taken by advanced students or by professional sculptors who want to learn how to model an eagle. You will need some basic modeling tools and clay, as described in the first section of the course.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for artists who want to learn how to model an eagle. They can be beginners or new to the medium, as well as seasoned or professional artists who want to refine and practice their clay modeling skills. This course is not for those looking to learn molds or casting.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 01:54:35
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Introduction, Materials and Tools
5 Lectures 14:43

This is a welcome and orientation to the course.

Preview 02:34

In this lecture you will learn about different options of modeling materials to use.

Preview 02:07

In this lecture you will learn about the different modeling tools you may use.

Preview 05:40

Modeling Tools Quiz
1 question

In this lecture you will learn how to do a study, with quick pencil sketches, of the subject you will sculpt.

A Prior Study: Sketching With Pencil
03:51

Before We Begin
00:31
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Sketch Up Your Sculpture
4 Lectures 22:08

In this lecture you will learn how to make the base, the stand, for your sculpture.

Starting Your Sculpture From the Base
03:26

In this lecture you will learn how to sketch the eagle in clay.

Sketch Up the Eagle
04:37

In this lecture you will learn how to shape and give form to the eagle.

Shape the Eagle
04:20

In this lecture you will learn how to form and place the wings.

Place the Rough Wings
09:45
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Doing the Detail
9 Lectures 01:06:44

In this lecture you will learn how to make the feathers of the first wing.

Create the Feathers of the First Wing
07:51

In this lecture you will see how to make the feathers of the second wing.

Add the Feathers to the Second Wing
11:11

Making the Feathers Quiz
1 question

In this lecture you will learn how to give the detail and texture to the feathers of the first wing.

Give Detail to the Feathers of the Wing
09:06

In this lecture you will see how to make a correction of the wing and and how to shape the head and beak.

Correcting the Wing and Giving the Right Shape to the Head
09:34

In this lecture you will learn how to make the legs, feet and claws, including the texture.

Model the Eagle's Legs and Claws
13:16

In this lecture you will learn how to make the feathers of the chest and back.

Create the Feathers of the Chest and Back
04:30

In this lecture you will learn how to refine and detail the head and beak.

Refine the Head and Beak
08:29

In this lecture you will learn how to do the final touches to finish your work of art!
The Final Touches!
02:47

In this document you will find the reference photos of the completed work.

Photos of the Completed Work
11 pages
About the Instructor
Leonardo Pereznieto
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113 Students
2 Courses
Professional Artist

Leonardo Pereznieto has exhibited his work in many prominent museums and galleries including the cities of Florence, London, Paris, Monte Carlo, Nice, Frankfurt, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.

He has delivered over fifty lectures all over the world including the Wharton Alumni Club of NY, the New York Academy of Art, the Celebrity Centre Florence, the University of Michigan and the State University in Kharkov (Ukraine).

Some of the prizes he has been awarded are:

Gold Medal, Italy Award for Visual Arts

Premio Firenze, Florence, Italy

Awarded by the International Art Festival, NY, NY

The Mozart Prize for the Arts (sculpture), Nice, France

His presence in social media includes over 1.2 Million subscribers to his YouTube channels and 160,000 fans on Facebook.

Leonardo is co-founder of the new cultural movement of postromanticism, together with writer and art critic Claudia Moscovici. He is the Director of Visual Arts of Artists and Runners for Human Rights Mexico.

Pereznieto is represented in New York and Asia by Able Fine Art NY Gallery and in Mexico by Pristine Galerie.

His work has a life-like quality, which is nevertheless full of imagination and fancy; a delicate sensual touch; a passionate sense of the spirituality of earthly existence.