Taught by: FERNANDA ABARCA
Class Description: Cake artist and DreamWorks Animation artist, Fernanda Abarca, will be teaching you techniques of capturing expressions through timed “gesture blocking” with modeling chocolate. Gesture drawing is one of the key exercises for Animators, teaching the artist how to capture the essence of a pose quickly for reference they can use effectively in their animations.
In this class students will learn to identify basic shapes and quickly capture facial expressions through a timed blocking method. This technique allows the artist to loosen up, have fun, and create a full face without laboring on one feature for an extended period of time. As a result you then have 1-3 fully blocked faces to later go back to and refine. Please note that faces will be unfinished as we will be focusing on the techniques of shaping and blocking.
If you are a cake artist wanting to take your sugar/cake sculptures to the next level. This is a fun class you don’t want to miss!
• pipe tip plain round #10, 12, 806
• small self healing mat
• tight fitting gloves (6 pairs)
• small, medium, and large flat sculpting brushes /makeup brushes (see list recommendations)
• sculpting tools (PME)
• silicon color shaper brushes (size 0)/Soft Sugar Shapers
For tool suggestions please review Fernanda's Recommendations
Modeling chocolate will be provided