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1 Pre-Funk Presenter: Lance Dooley WAEA ConferencePre-Funk Presenter: Lance DooleyTopic: Armatures for Fun and for Sculpting
2 So what is an armature anyways? An armature is a metallic or wooden construct that is used to aid in the construction of a clay sculpture.
3 After you create a metallic armature, you can add clay over it and slowly build up to the sculpture’s desired surface forms.In this case, you see this is a sculpture of a woman’s portrait + shoulders.
5 Two views of the clay sculpture in various stages of refinement. Remember, underneath the clay is still the armature doing it’s job: holding up the clay.
6 New subject: Bald Eagle Gesture: The overall dynamic appearance of lines, shapes and forms.Static – Appearing still, lifeless, and straight.Dynamic – Implying action or change.Armatures have a second purpose: mimic the gesture of the subject
7 Armatures may have to be structurally reinforced or enriched further, depending on the complexity of the project.
8 When using armatures for animals or humans, the application of anatomical knowledge becomes very important.
9 Chronological progression of a sculpture from left to right.
10 New Subject: CougarHere we have an image of the skeleton of a cougarHow would you begin a cougar sculpture??
11 Create a chart of the skeletal components of an animal and then add columns showing various scaled versions.
12 A one-sixth scale maquette is first made. Then, the armature for the one-third scale is made with heavy gauge steel rod (3/8” inch diameter).
13 Cougar armature is enhanced with bendable aluminum wire and hose clamps.
14 Clay is added to create a block-in. My favorite tools shown in foreground.