AboutThis Animal Portrait workshop offers a unique approach to animal portraiture that captures the individuality of the animal. You will learn how to create a generic animal face through Andrew Sinclair's ground-breaking Design Criteria methodology. Once the essence of the animal has been understood and modelled in clay, the specific characteristics of your animal subject will be applied to your sculpture. This approach is so important; giving you a strong foundation on which to build your developing sculpture skills and techniques. It enables you to avoid just copying what you think you see, so you can create a beautifully seen animal portrait way beyond your expectations.
As with the human portrait head, animals have very specific Design Criteria ™ and this workshop will teach you the designs, proportion and anatomy of a selected group of animal heads. Working with our unique Sinclair Method ™, you will discover exciting sculpture skills: the Rapid Sketch Technique ™ for clay application, the importance of measurement, design and anatomy using our bespoke reference charts, enabling you to create a realistic animal portrait head to scale. For beginners, this is a course not to be missed and for professionals already working in the industry, this is your chance to upskill and expand your talent repertoire.
This course works with the roots of the core design and brings amazing results.
Sculpture portrait stand supplied – teach how to take animal photos for sculpture in the studio and in the field. So you can set up professional practices for business or as an outstanding hobbyist.
Materials included in the course fee: bespoke steel animal portrait head-stand, baseboard, clay for sculpting, course reference manual, animal model photographs.