Pafa Figure Modeling

Hello Everyone,

This semester one of my favorite classes is Figure Modeling. It is amazing how sculpting the human figure has helped me to see and capture the gesture of a human form. I have found that some of the skills I am learning in sculpture translate to drawing and painting. Having a good understanding of the three dimensional world, makes it easier to describe it in a convincing two dimensional way.

Here are some of my Pafa sculptures. Each sculpture began with a wire armature and was built up with water based clay. (The figures are approximately 16” tall.)

I tried to pay close attention to the twists and turns of the body. I also exaggerated some of the beautiful arcs and S-curves of the figure to create a more visually pleasing sculpture.