Sculpting long, braided hair

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Sculpting long, braided hair

Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:05 pm

Hi everyone.

I am making a wrestler for a customer, who has thin, braided hair.

I would like to know if anyone has any tips on sculpting hair like in the image below?

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I find it tough to roll the sculpt into thin strands. But how would you guys do it? I almost wish there was a texture mat to roll the texture onto the sculpt.

Thank you
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Re: Sculpting long, braided hair

Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:27 am

Do a google search for Green Stuff roll maker, it might work for what you want.
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Re: Sculpting long, braided hair

Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:29 pm

First suggestion would be to try and find a figure with similar hair that could act as a donor. That might give the sculpt a little more flex.
Next suggestion would be to try a "roll/pull/twist" technique.
Roll your sculpt into a thin "snake", then pull the opposite ends apart thinning out the snake. Then twist the ends so the sculpt starts to get rolled/twisted look. This can work for braids or dreads which will all look pretty similar at this scale.

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Re: Sculpting long, braided hair

Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:00 am

How about braiding some thread/separated strands of wool/yarn then coating them in a glue like elmers or mod podge? The scale should be about right, and the glue would allow them to take paint and stay flexible.
I would imagine you could also braid them around a fine jewellery wire which could be poked into a drilled hole in the scalp for better stability.
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Re: Sculpting long, braided hair

Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:05 am

All great suggestions. Thank you.

I'm gonna try first with the roll maker idea, see what textures I can create.

Then will try your other suggestions if needed.
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Re: Sculpting long, braided hair

Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:03 pm

Mark Henry or the Fiend would likely be great hair donors.

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