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02-17-2001, 03:50 PM
Wonderful article, Frank. It makes me want to try sculpture. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

If you haven't seen Franks article, take a look from the front page or go to the sculpture channel and find it there. Here is a direct link. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles/Frank_Moran/70/

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[This message has been edited by llis (edited February 17, 2001).]

02-18-2001, 01:57 PM
Thanks Phyllis, I hope you give it a try.

max nelson
09-25-2001, 08:37 PM
Frank..a very excellent article on armatures. The caution on placeing the neck on a straight pipe is certainly one to be heeded. It is very maddening to get to this point and have an exposed armature to deal with. A great tip for new sculptors when dealing with an armature such as this is to: after measurements are made as to the size, pose etc. is to start building the piece from the hollow of the neck, placing this starting point on the post and working upward and outward to rough in the bust. Thanks for posting your informative article.

10-29-2001, 10:23 PM
Thank you so much Frank. I have in the past used paper armatures for wet clay sculptures, and am now moving to pipes as the armatures for classic clay sculptures. I have learned a lot from your article. Thanks for posting it.

02-20-2003, 11:19 AM
i thought you article was great,

i have used a skull in the past for armitures, unforntunatly the scull dictates what the facial features will look like. what would you recommend for a polymer clay sculpture armiture?. inderneath this gorilla head is a plastic human skull. what do you think?