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This is part of a post sent to CITY-o-Clay when
discussing the use of aluminum foil armatures while sculpting.
I started using armatures to cut down the amount of clay I was using for bulky projects.
(Dworkin was made in 1999)
If we don't see what's inside the project then why
use clay on the inside? We can use aluminum foil instead. Just compress the
foil to get all the air out. Burnish the outside of the aluminum foil to
smooth the surface. Bulk up the project to almost the finished size. Then
cover with enough clay to sculpt the details you need.
when you bend a human limb, like a leg, the clay will bunch
up behind the knee and when you unbend it there'll be a crack, a messed up
area, smooth that out and you have the indentation you need behind the knee.
Check out this section on making knees...
word of caution, even with an armature if a figure isn't propped up in the
oven it can fall over because the clay gets soft when it is heated. I had
hoped that this green man would be sitting upright, with arms making a
circle for the PenPal lady to stand up in. I didn't prop him up and he
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