Sculpting the Femme Fatale

The Techniques of John Brown, Volume 6

Chapter List


Inside "Sculpting the Femme Fatale", John demonstrates how to sculpt the fantasy oriented, sexy, dangerous female character. Beginning with a concept sketch and an understanding of gesture and balance, students will quickly learn the essentials of female anatomy through a comparative study using a live female model. Students will also learn the seven major differences between the female and male figures. John also meticulously covers sculpting form fitting clothing and accessories like boots and helmets. What makes this sculpture training title unique is its results-oriented theories and techniques that teach students how to analyze the body's forms properly, and to see and correct their own mistakes. By gaining a sharper eye, students will become equipped to extrapolate the figure's forms with respect to the rudiments and fundamentals of anatomy, enhancing their ability to design and develop their own sense of style.

Duration: 128 minutes

Format: SD 640x480

John Brown

Character / Creature Designer Sculptor

With over forty film and television credits, John Brown’s skills as a sculptor placed him in the top live-action special make-up FX houses in Hollywood. Credits include Alien Resurrection, Species 2, George of the Jungle, Jumanji, X-Files, Mars Attacks, Bless The Child, Monkeybone, The Cell, Spy Kids, Scary Movie 2, Planet of the Apes and a host of others. John is also a bronze figurative artist whose sculptures reside in private collections throughout the United States.

  • "I have had the great fortune and enjoyment of watching John Brown’s exceptional tutorial series on sculpting the human figure and head. John draws from a traditional approach where he has an incredible indepth understanding of the Bridgeman philosophy. His tutorials are succinct, focused and deliver a wonderful set of tutorials on sculpting the human form. I now enjoy sharing these tutorials with the sculpting team here at Weta Workshop and believe they will also get a great deal out of John’s teachings."

    - Richard Taylor
    Co-Owner and Creative Director Weta Workshop