Sculpture for Everyone: How to Model an Eagle in Clay

Learn the basics of sculpture by modeling an eagle in clay.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course 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.


What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction, Materials and Tools
02:34

This is a welcome and orientation to the course.

02:07

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

05:40

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

Modeling Tools Quiz
1 question
03:51

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

Before We Begin
00:31
Section 2: Sketch Up Your Sculpture
03:26

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

04:37

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

04:20

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

09:45

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

Section 3: Doing the Detail
07:51

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

11:11

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

Making the Feathers Quiz
1 question
09:06

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

09:34

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

13:16

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

04:30

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

08:29

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

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

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

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Instructor Biography

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.

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