GAIA CLAY SCULPT

This GAIA CLAY SCULPT was done during my time as a student at 3dsense Media School as my final project.  I sculpted this using the millennial Gaia statue as my reference, but made some changes to the details of her tattoos and her hair.

Instead of including her pregnant belly in my sculpt, I decided to let this sculpt double up as a crystal sphere holder, so that the crystal sphere she is holding represents her pregnant belly. 
Back
Back

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Front
Front

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Back top
Back top

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Back
Back

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FINISHED SCULPT 
 
Front
Front

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Front side
Front side

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Front side top
Front side top

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Front
Front

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FINISHED SCULPT WITH SPHERE
 
PROCESS JOURNAL: CLAY SCULP
 
Finished sculpt front view
Finished sculpt front view

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Finished sculpt back view
Finished sculpt back view

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Mushroom details for arm tattoos
Mushroom details for arm tattoos

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Finished sculpt front view
Finished sculpt front view

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^ Time lapse video of  how I pasted each leaf detail on her hair individually by melting the wax clay to use it as glue to stick the leafs onto the hair. Also used the melted wax glue to fill up all the gaps between the leaves so that it will be more suitable for sculpting. 
PROCESS JOURNAL: MOULDING & CASTING
Building 2 part silicone mould with plasticine
Building 2 part silicone mould with plasticine

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Building cardboard wall for 2 part silicone mould
Building cardboard wall for 2 part silicone mould

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Pouring resin on both A and B moulds separately so that my details could come out nicely,
Pouring resin on both A and B moulds separately so that my details could come out nicely,

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Building 2 part silicone mould with plasticine
Building 2 part silicone mould with plasticine

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Pouring silicone to make part B of the two part silicone mould. had to pour very slowly so that the silicone could nicely catch on all of my details and to prevent air bubbles from forming.
< Removing the cured resin cast from the two part silicone mould. Needed the help of some friends to remove it. 
> Adding epoxy putty to cover up micro bubbles and sanding down uneven parts. Removing pouring sprout and patching back that area as well.
PROCESS JOURNAL: AIR BURSHING
Zenithal layer
Zenithal layer

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First base layer of face
First base layer of face

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First base layer of body
First base layer of body

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Zenithal layer
Zenithal layer

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^ Air brushing the second layer of darker green on her hair to give it a gradient texture. 
> Hand painting highlights and washes for the leaf  hair details
Hair details
Hair details

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Hair flower details
Hair flower details

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Hair flower details
Hair flower details

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Hair details
Hair details

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< Hand painting eye details, blue eyes to contrast all the green. 
Hand painting highlights and washes for her face.