This week I was showing my school age students how to use basic proportion rules in drawing and sculpting people figures. It was a quick and dirty version of how to sculpt a human and what you could do to simplify the process – use molds for faces, extruders for hair and canes for clothing or eyes.
Eyes, they asked? I had to dig around in my box but I was able to pull out an eye cane or two and one of them was made with this oldie but goodie tutorial. The kids did a great job with their people.
You can, of course, use the iris cane for doll eyes, figures, pendants. The technique can be tweaked to use a blend instead of step shading it. The way the striations are made, by staggering the compressed colour pieces, is one way to get that streaky look in other canes as well.
Some of the kid’s people are here.