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Here are some images of tests for making Yessica’s Head using different materials and cores to the head. It is important to find a method which looks good but is also smooth and light. These are just rough sculptures and I did not concentrate too long on the actual sculpture, it was more about finding the best method and material to use for her main head. I started with Polystyrene but this is difficult to sculpt a natural looked head so I tried other methods. See Slideshow below.
This clay was far to rough and did not have a smooth texture so was unsuitable. A lot of the clays are air drying so they are prone to shrinkage.
Another material clay I used was very hard to sculpt with. Tried using Dremel on them to smooth them out. They were also too heavy. I used a screwed up ball of tin foil and polystyrene as in inner core to make them as light as possible.
This was using Sculpey Clay which is easier to sculpt with but again too heavy. You cook it in the oven to harden. Only use foil and not polystyrene for the core or it will melt.
Tried this method of making a paper pulp method out of paper. You tear up paper and use a blender to turn it into a pulp. Did not work at all but I think I must have done something wrong. Guess I need to try some more methods and materials.