A Look at the Armature

A few people were curious so I thought I would put up some photos of the armature of the previous statue(Maminox).

So here is a look at how I plan my armatures. You’ll see immediately that it’s not a very finished drawing. It’s really meant for just body proportions and armature building.

If you look closely you’ll see that there are circle everywhere. That is where all the joints will be in the anatomy of the armature. This fella had wings so there are a lot of joints.

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So I used all that reference to make this:

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Now posed into what is nearly how he will be when the sculpt is finished.

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The armature consists of: 1/16″ and 1/8″ aluminum wire for the base, wire mesh for the wings, aluminum foil to bulk it out, and the yellow blobs are Milliput an epoxy putty.

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A small look at the sculpture with some of the armature still exposed.

I am going to try and add extra info like this for each of the sculptures I do. Feel free to tell me what you would like to know more about. Email is jay_surma@hotmail.com

If you are interested in ordering a statue of your own you can find out how here.

 

The Dragon Disciple – Part 8

Casting.

This was an adventure…

I made the locks on my mold a bit too well and it wouldn’t come off of the jacket. So I had to get an extra pair of hands to help out.

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Not going so well.

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Heave! Ho!

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This seriously took so long(about 30 minutes) that we had an audience.

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Victory! You’d think that after all that straining something would be broken. Thankfully everyone involved, including Deirdre, was alright.

That’s how the cast turns out raw. Assembly and painting next.

After priming it’s time to paint.

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Finished product photos next time!

 

The Dragon Disciple – Part 7

The molding process.

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I’ve gone with what is called a matrix mold. I just picked it because it has a cool name, and looks cool when it’s done, as opposed to the sloppy messes my molds usually are.

Then to pour the silicone.

The Dragon Disciple – Part 6

The final Sculpt!

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So I’m going to make sure I get some good pictures just in case I screw up the mold.

Also a little extra preparation for the mold. Wooden blocks to keep the sides flat, and plastic to protect the sculpt from the clay I’ll add on later.

 

The Dragon Disciple – Part 5

She has her horns back now. Starting to get a bit more draconic.

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At this point I had a play around to find out the scale texture I wanted on the face.

The Dragon Disciple – Part 4

Kicking off with the ears this update.. I have kind of a love/hate relationship with ears. I despise sculpting them, but I’m always pleased with how they turn out.

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