Alfredo Negron
Alfredo Negron
United Kingdom
Alfredo Negron
I've always thought it would be quite complicated to do a mould of a sculpture which has a 1/2" pipe sticking out from one side, what's the common practice for these cases? I assume that having the armature hang from its head with a wire makes things much simpler for moulding? - Thanks! 😊
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This was very informative, thanks! I've been giving some thought about using Apoxie Sculpt for some bigger projects and skip the whole molding/casting process of a larger piece. Would you say a sculpture made in Apoxie Sculpt could withstand the elements if kept outdoors (so with exposure to sun/rain/freezing temperatures)? or would this just completely damage it? - thanks
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$5 CHALLENGE Here's my submission Andrew!  A few months ago I did some male busts using some monster clay I purchased a while ago (which I found to be amazing because of its cleanliness and its ability to hold detail). Before that, I had only tried modelling clay in my teens using water based clay, so let's just say it's been a few decades since.  I thought about using wire to build an armature, but as I wasn't making a standing figure and (medium) monster clay is quite hard, I thought my little sculpture would hold fine without it. So instead, I just made a fist-sized aluminum foil ball a bit smaller than the size I wanted for the torso, and used that as an armature and saved some material.  I had never done the female form in clay before, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to change that. As the resulting figure started taking shape, I found it to be a bit more muscular/bulkier that the original model, I guess because I had only practiced doing muscular male figures before, so I did my best to tone things down and try to make my figure more slender and feminine. I just stick clay to the armature according to what I see to gradually build the shape, there's nothing really technical to how I work so I'm guessing some things might be a bit off. I do hope I can improve my technique and apply a more professional approach to sculpting after finishing this course :-)  I did try my best to give my sculpture as much detail as I could using my weapons of choice: paperclip + tea spoon + fingers. I did find some areas that needed a higher level of detail like the nose/ ear/ mouth/ fingers quite challenging because of the small size and the tools I chose to work with.  BUDGET: Material: $0 (Monster Clay already purchased a while ago) Armature: $0.05 (fist-size ball of aluminum foil)  Base:$0 (thin wooden board found in the trash)  Tools: $0 (paperclip + tea spoon + fingers) 
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Here you go Andrew! I doubt this was my first sculpture ever, but this picture was taken nearly 30 years ago (notice the very modern phone to the left!). So it's among my firsts as it's pretty old!
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Hi Andrew. I'm not sure if this has been mentioned earlier somewhere, but do videos get released on the same day every week? It's just to know when I should check for new material so I know it's there.. Thanks!
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