SHARPENING THE SURFACE

167. To define the eyebrows, Lucchesi presses the flat end of a modeling tool into the clay.

168. These indentations indicate the direction of the hair growth and give “color” to the eyebrows.

169. Now he sharpens up the modeling in the hair with a plaster tool.

170. Again, he arranges and rearranges the tendrils.

171. Lucchesi has gone over the entire surface with a wet brush to smooth and blend the clay. Notice that the eyebrow definition has disappeared. Here, using a plaster tool, Lucchesi accents and darkens the crease of the upper lid.

172. He cleans out the dark iris and refines the edge so that it will catch the light.

173. Now he moves down, running the plaster tool along the underside of the lower lid to emphasize the crease.

174. Again using a fine-mesh screen, Lucchesi shaves away excess clay.

175. He blots and presses the surface with a piece of fine burlap.

176. Here he runs a plaster tool along the underside of the eyebrow to accentuate the line

177. He refines the modeling of the nostril with a wire-end tool.

178. He wipes a bristle brush loaded with water over the face to smooth the surface.

179. Here he uses a back-and-forth motion of the wet brush.

180. He moves the brush down to smooth and blend the clay of the shoulder area.