Marcello begins sculpting the generic human head by first creating the GEOMETRIC PLANES of the head. Once the geometric planes have been created and the head is anatomically correct, only then does Marcello sculpt the facial features. In this video, he demonstrates the step by step process toward the creation of an anatomically correct mouth.
Learning to sculpt a Portrait. In this video we take a sneak peak at Marcello as he begins his class number One on sculpting a bust. A specialist in portraiture, Giorgi's method for creating a portrait begins by first creating a head using the ultimate geometric planes method that will lead step by step to the gradual formation of a generic human head and eventually a portrait.
This method allows the student to progress faster than in the classical approach which requires many years of practice and an in depth study of anatomy. Sculpting using the ultimate geometric plane method will bring the student to create a well proportioned and anatomically correct head.
Marcello Giorgi explains how he sculpted a version of Michelangelo's sleeping cupid in this BBC documentary.
Watch Marcello Giorgi as he sculpts a clay portrait in Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Watch Marcello Giorgi as he sculpts a clay portrait at Italian Art Center in Montreal, QC, Canada.