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Sculpture Armature by JessicaDru Sculpture Armature by JessicaDru
the wire skeleton inside my sculpture. you'd be surprised how long this took to make! Over 3 hours >_< oh man!

And then another couple hour just to get the pose right.

However, cool news, my teacher really really liked mine. So *whew* it was all worth it.
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Nevrijem Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
string - wire same difference :)
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hehehee
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Nevrijem Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
never thought about strings...

very practical
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
it's all aluminum wires, wheres the string?
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Heartendusk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
:0 doesn't the wire mess up the baking/kiln process?
I wanted to use a wire armature for my terracotta sculpture, but my teacher said that it was a bad idea.

Is there a particular type of wire you used for this?
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you don't bake this clay. you use it to make a cast of your sculpture and then make a final version from that.
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pansolo80 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
do you just unscrew the side pipe off after baking?
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This clay melts in heat, so when you have to make a cast then a copy in order to have a permanent and solid version. but yep, you just unscrew the pipe and fill in the side with clay. ^_^
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bpelectricjojo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Can't really see it well, the image is a bit too small. Do you have a larger version?
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i do, lemme email it to ya
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TheOnlyPenguin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
that looks slightly terrifying...good thing i am not a little kid...lol :P
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehhee, i have a pic where it looks like it's crawling up the back of one of my classmates. probably scarier! ha
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TheOnlyPenguin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
lol...nice
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MystickFire Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
This looks really promising! though seeing it like this made me go..OMG JACK SKELINGTON!! XD lol i'm such a nerd. DX

Anyways I can't wait to see this come together!!! 8D I'm excited!
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! you are a nerd. but i think that's why i like you so much.
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MystickFire Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
:B *doofy grin* hehehee I'm such a lovable nerd. XD
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lefinn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for sharing this process! I'm very excited to see the project unfold. It's fascinating looking at the line of the armature. It reminds me of the lessons in art books where you just draw the energy flow. From what I can see, the flow looks very natural.
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i'm happy to share. it's kinda fun, because after i am done with school, i can look back to all my stuff on here!

and thank you, i am really pleased with the shape so far. but only so far! we'll see what she looks like with clay
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mennyo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
that loos great, and difficult at the same time :)
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
it was a whole lot of work. even just posing it took hours to get right >_<
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Stacey73 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
oooh spiffy! I've only just gotten into this stuff and have never even considered making something this big. *stares in awe*

Err.. How do you remove her from the.. uh.. Thingie...protruding out of her and propping the old girl up?

Yes. I am very technical. Fear me. :D
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This sculpture is about 24inches, which is much bigger than the class required .. but apparently, i like to torture myself with too much work.

The whole pipe system that is holding her up is plummer pipe. To remove her, i simply need to unscrew the T intersection at her pelvis, from the pipe that runs horizontally. One thing you can't see, but that is cool is that the arms are removable. If you want a good DVD set to check out about sculpture and the armatures ... my teacher made these: [link] (everything but the wendy froud stuff)

i totally understood what you're talking about, so technical or not, you were accurate. hehehee ^_^!!
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Stacey73 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Yay! I like it when I make sense. It happens so rarely that I've begun to enjoy it for the sheer novelty alone :D

LOVE LOVE **LOVE** Gnomon training sets. I have quite a few for my 3d work that I adore. Particularly their Z brush set on detailing. Ahhh.. I heart it. Indeedy I do :)

I shall therefore nab the DVD's instead of smacking myself for not thinking of checking there myself since I have their catalog sitting in the drawer of my desk. Yeesh. Still handing over a wad of cash is bound to make them forgive me, no?

Thank you for the linkage, and I envy you your teacher.

... That's subliminal for "I shall haunt your Dev page and likely stalk you in notes when I become stumped at some point"

You know.. in case you missed that whole subliminal thing. ... I'm all about being helpful :D
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Bensaret Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very awesome, can't wait to see her with skin :).
How tall is she, by the way? Make sure she'll fit in an oven for hardening the clay later (I made some of mine too tall and later regretted it :P)
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
the clay is plastine ... it's not the sort you bake

she's 24"

i'll be casting her and then making duplicates though!
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