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Old 12-08-2005, 02:51 PM
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Plaster Casts

I'm trying to find plaster spheres to practice drawing. Does anyone know of a site or a store that actually carries them. I've checked many different dealers online and I have yet to find anyone that sells them. The closest I've seen is from dickblick.com who sells hands holding spheres, that thats not quite what I want.

Again, I am searching for plaster spheres, the ones that you find at art school.
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Old 12-08-2005, 02:57 PM
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Hi Nitro. Welcome to Classical Art Forum!

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Get a styrofoam ball and spray it several goats of Gesso spray.
The more coats of gesso the smoother the sphere will be. After a couple of layers give it a light sanding and apply a few more coats.

Definitely a lot cheaper and probably faster to obtain than finding the real thing.

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VERY INGENIOUS TERRY

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Old 12-08-2005, 11:15 PM
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http://giustgallery.com/
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Partially blow up a balloon and roll it round in plaster of Paris.
Even more ingenious???
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Old 12-10-2005, 06:32 PM
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Course it will take you six hours to sand it smooth...think of the job-satisfaction
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:02 AM
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Re: Plaster Casts

I like that idea, but where ever will I find a balloon?

A balloon rolled in plaster would probably be more fun to draw too. Thanks for the idea.

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http://www.madisonartshop.com/woodgeomsol.html

wood though, they have others too

http://www.madisonartshop.com/wogesopablco.html

and they are affordable

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Dear Nitro--I know this isn't a sphere but I found a wonderful small (about 10 inches) plaster cast of Venus de Milo at a Salvation Army Thrift Shop. It is my prized drawing possession, makes a wonderful model placed in any direction and light, for sketching or painting. Those suggestions of styrofoam balls and balloons sound like good ideas.
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