Musings from the Moonroom

Thoughts on Art, Inspiration, Creativity and Spirit



Several weeks ago, I posted a new head sculpt in the raw (pre-baked). Shortly after that I started to add eyes to the head. I got as far as painting in the whites of the eyes.

Last week I took some time to finish the head using the guidance provided in the Creager’s head sculpting DVD. It is nice to have the head completed. I was starting to get unnerved by the soulless head that looked like something out of the Night of the Living Dead with just the whites of her eyes staring at me.

New head sculpt in pre-bake form:

Front of Head

And with her new eyes:

Now I Can See You

Now I Can See You

I think she’d like a nice hair-do

Adding Colorful Hair

The Wind Blown Look

Finally, a full head of hair


Her face is colored with soft pastels and thin acrylic washes. The eyes are painted and finished with a polymer varnish. I’m not sure what prompted me to name her after my maternal grandmother. I don’t really remember my maternal grandmother. She died when I was five. So I can’t tell you if this woman’s head looks anything like my grandmother. But grandma’s name was the first one to come to mind. So there you go.

I’m pretty happy with how this head turned out. Let me know me what you think.

4 thoughts on “Julia

  1. Amy.. I love Julia. You really are going strong with the sculpting. You must love it, because you are really good at it.

    • Thanks Judy. I’m happy you like Julia. You’re correct, I really do enjoy the sculpting and creating figures from my imagination. It does bring a lot of pleasure and laughs (and some frustration but that is part of the creative process.)

  2. Wow Amy, Julia is amazing! I loved to see the step-by-step progression of her creation. It’s clear that this is your path – you are SO talented at sculpting. I have been honored to witness your passionate journey with this.

    • Hi Karen,

      Thanks for your kind words (sheepish grin). The Creager’s technique is really enjoyable. It is fun to mix my own skills with the technical advice of a more experienced sculpture. I guess that is how we develop our own methods. Now I need to learn more about creating bodies and attaching them to these new heads. Always learning….

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