Monday, 14 November 2011

Hair Punching Hyper Realistic Sculpture #3 Part 4

Image copyright  Art  Di Lella
Over the past two weeks,I've been trying to figure out what direction to go regarding the hair and beard treatment on BB. I've now decided to go with a short cropped beard for the moment but I'm still uncertain about a hair style for this sculpture.. The present image of  BB reminded  me of a few people I once knew at the Ontario College of Art back in the 1970's. I digress.
So,on Saturday, I went to a local supplier to purchase more hair,specifically for a beard on BB. Beard hair tends to be on most men, coarser with varying degrees of curl.  I brought with me some head hair to my supplier so it could be matched up with the beard.  But I wasn't too concerned if the colouring didn't quite match perfectly because beard hair often is a little different in coloration from head hair. If the colour of the beard during the punching process is starting to diverge a little too much from the  head hair then some head hair is then punched in various spots in the beard area to help balance the colour.
Image copyright  Art  Di Lella

Image copy right  Art  Di Lella
Image copyright  Art  Di Lella
As you can see in the above images,I've finished punching in the beard and making the line of the beard itself not too even,so it would look more natural. Once,I figure out the hair style for this piece then I'll start punching in more head hair randomly so as to make the hairline more natural. It's a back and forth process with constant revisions.
Later this week,I'm hoping to have some news on #2 YW and some other projects as well.
Have a great week.

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