Another Amazing Sculpting Project with SugarCharmShop:
Jack Sparrow Inspired Miniature:
SugarCharmShop begins with a ball of clay and sculpts this character from scratch. For beginner sculptors out there, this is a great video, and SugarCharmShop is a great artist to follow on YouTube because she can sculpt anything.
It is VERY HARD to make a likeness in clay and you can see from the video picture above that the finished character bust looks EXACTLY like Johnny Depp in his Jack Sparrow character.
You can see every aspect of sculpting in this video:
- Forming the features
- Inserting the eyes
- Forming the mouth
- Shading with pastel powders
- Painting with acrylics
- Creating a mustache and beard
- Creating dreadlocks
- Applying the hair to the head
- Creating the hat out of leather and fabric — without a pattern
- Distressing the hat and giving the character that “pirate-look”
SugarCharmShop is really a master sculptor. The most fascinating part to see, as a sculptor myself, is how she does all of this with long beautiful nails! If I have one nail 1/16th of an inch too long, I wind up with nail marks in everything!
Below you can see screen shots from this video that may be helpful if you attempt to recreate this character while honing your own sculpting skills.
As you can see, there are many steps in creating the full character bust, but this video by SugarCharmShop makes these steps look do-able. SugarCharmShop is an amazing artist and you should subscribe to her channel on YouTube to catch her older projects you missed and see her future projects as soon as they come out.