Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Now I got an armature

Now I would like to explain how I made the armature for my sculpture.
First I went over to the copy machine and enlarged my drawing to 12 inches.
Second, I went ahead and cut an mdf board so that it may fit inside the sculpture. this particular sculpture is very simple. very similar to a relief sculpture.
third I screwed in a couple of 1 inch screws and started adding some clay.

Now, a quick word on armatures. when working with chavant, It really doesn't matter what you use for an armature just as long as its sturdy. I have gone as far as (not recommended) making one out paper cups, cardboard and duct tape. As a beginner I suggest you use an aluminum armature wire, found in any art supply store, and bulk it out with aluminum foil.