The Gnomon Workshop

Sculpture 2

The Character Maquette

Description

Sculpting the maquette (small model) develops not only good technique, but also provides the artist with an understanding of the workflow of a sculpture, ensuring quality and efficiency. Beginning with a clean armature, this lecture takes the student through the entire process of realizing a finished piece. Its rudimentary approach to advanced techniques ensures professional results from sculptors of all calibers. Complete with narrative theory and practical application, it offers an in depth look at the As, Bs & Cs of the preliminary, intermediary & post sculpture process.


Duration: 120 minutes

Format: SD 640x480

John Brown

Character / Creature Designer Sculptor

With over forty film and television credits, John Brown’s skills as a sculptor placed him in the top live-action special make-up FX houses in Hollywood. Credits include Alien Resurrection, Species 2, George of the Jungle, Jumanji, X-Files, Mars Attacks, Bless The Child, Monkeybone, The Cell, Spy Kids, Scary Movie 2, Planet of the Apes and a host of others. John is also a bronze figurative artist whose sculptures reside in private collections throughout the United States.

  • In this new set of lessons from one of America’s leading figurative sculpting tutors – John Browns approach on how to sculpt the planes of the human male head is carefully and methodically explained. John’s teachings deliver a pragmatic set of simple to understand lessons that help ground the sculptor in the critical importance of learning the fundamentals of this art. It is these fundamentals that our creative team here at Weta Workshop value as the underpinning of our sculpting process – whether we are sculpting a hyper realistic figure or a more fantastical alien creature. Johns insistence that, all good work must be underpinned by a thorough understanding of structure and form, is also the cornerstone of our creative process .

    - Richard Taylor
    Co-Owner and Creative Director Weta Workshop