Sculpting Tutorial Series

Learn everything, from the fundamentals of sculpting in Cx5 to Adam's techniques for achieving the hyperrealistic aspects of his sculptures, in this series of videos.

As a self-taught sculptor, Adam developed unique techniques for achieving incredibly realistic detail in his work. His methods for portraiture, the human form, and clothing folds are unlike those taught in traditional sculpting. To better achieve the level of precision he wanted, Adam drew on his background in chemistry and industrial design to invent a new sculpting medium called Cx5. Together, his techniques and Cx5 will help sculptors create anything they can imagine in sharp, precise detail.

Video Number 1.

Working in Cx5: an introduction to materials, tools and techniques

This first video will introduce you to everything Cx5 can do, and show you how to work with it using Adam's specific techniques. Learn everything about using Cx5 at different temperatures, how to begin a figure sculpture or create a model from machined Cx5 parts, and many ways to achieve different textures and finishes. Perfect for beginning or experienced sculptors new to Cx5, and those sculpting for the first time. Lessons focus on techniques specific to Cx5 and also explain the fundamentals of professional sculpting.


Modeling Techniques

  • Roughing out a figure with no need for an armature. Building up a sculpture. Repositioning a piece late into the sculpting process. Adding material to a cooled piece. Hot sanding. Sculpting with traditional tools. Evaluating your sculpture.

Hot Sculpting & Hand Building

  • Adam Beane's unique waxer techniques. Using traditional tools with heat. Brushing material on. Pouring, joining, and air cooling. Cutting and reassembling a piece. Paper & cloth building. Extruding. Casting into shapes. Modifying existing objects.

Machining & Finishing

  • Drilling, sawing, filing, milling & turning. Using household tools to lathe. Texturizing. Priming. Cleaning a sculpture. Cold polishing with various materials. Fire polishing. Solvent sanding and wet sanding to create shine.

Preview Working in Cx5

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