Andrew Joseph Keith
Andrew Joseph Keith
Proko sculpting instructor from Logan Utah. Sculpting takes drawing to a whole new dimension.
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Ke Sigerson
Okay this is a way easier method for making armatures. They even stand by themselves. Really happy how they turned out. Might try some smaller ones for the gesture studies.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Great job! :D
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Dominic Miranda
Really enjoy this method for building armatures, I love that it’s one continuous piece. Had some left over aluminum from before, wasn’t sure of the gauge tho. I ordered more wired but decided to use all I had to make a few armatures for practice, wanted to do more than one size as well so I’m glad I was able to create so many. Posed a few of the smaller ones with the reference images from the last assignment.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
great job! The only thing I'd worry about is making sure the hips aren't too wide. That's something that I've seen a lot and better for it to be too narrow in the hips than too wide. Keep up the great work!
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Stan Prokopenko
lol. You win a new car....ving. Good one.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
haha yeah I thought it was a good one.
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Sylvain St-Pierre
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for the critiques Andrew. Really useful.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
You're welcome! Can't wait to see more of your work.
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Gayatri M
Thank you for the critiques Andrew. I will work on it. Congratulations to the winners🥳
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Hey thanks for the participation! I look forward to seeing more student work!
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Parting Mist
Thank you for taking the time to review the sculptures. Was fun to make , ill sculpt again! Ill try to get the length on my torso better.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Awesome! I look forward to seeing your progression! Just keep sculpting.
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Charles Tryon
Yeah... camera! I think many of the images (including mine) were taken with a phone camera, which, as you say, distorts horribly! For my normal sculptural work, I use a mid-range DSLR with a 50mm lens, so it forces me to back away a bit, and reduce the distortion.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Yes that is a good point! I think most phone cameras are ok now if you have the right lighting and set up but obviously a better camera will make a difference.
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Ke Sigerson
Thank you for all the constructive comments. Working on my short gesture sculpt now.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Awesome! Keep it up!
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Yiming Wu
Cool! People are so skilled, it's so interesting to see how everyone does things slightly different.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Yes absolutely! I'm excited to see people's progression through the course.
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Michael M
Thank you, Andrew, for your perceptive observations, and thanks to all who participated offering much to learn from!
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Andrew Joseph Keith
You're welcome and thanks for your participation!
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Michelle Johnson
Here is my attempts at creating the armature. The two larger ones were made on 1 unit: 2 cm scale, while the last was 1:1. This was much easier to create than the other way I learned to create armatures because it’s one continuous piece instead of multiple pieces wired together. My biggest problem was having the shoulders and pelvises a bit unequal. I will need to be more careful with checking the measurements when I make the bends.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
nice! yes the hips on all the armatures look too wide so maybe try going out 1/2 of one cranial unit out on the hips instead of 1. Better for the hips to be too narrow than too wide because you can always add clay to the outside of the hips but pushing the wire back inside is more difficult when the armature is too wide.
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Mélissa Yay
Hello fellow sculptors! Is there any ongoing assignment?
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Andrew Joseph Keith
So far we've just had the $5 sculpting assignment to start sculpting cheap, and the armature building assignment. The Aluminum wire armatures will be used in upcoming lessons for gesture studies.
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Ali TG
I’m a total newbie but I think I could more or less capture the gesture. One of the hardest part was to make the creases like where the leg connects to the pelvis or where the rib cage pushes out the skin. Also I think my foil armature was too thick. I would appreciate your feedbacks.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Hey yeah looking great. Yes the area of the upper leg moving into the pelvis is a very tricky area because of all the bony landmarks and muscle attachments on both the front and back of the body. Yeah it looks a little stocky or thick and I would try to push the gesture a little further still. Keep it up and I look forward to seeing more!
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Richard Husky
Whipped a couple of these bad boys 1” per head height and 1/2” per head height . Posed smaller one…
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Looking great! be sure the hips aren't too wide because once the clay is added it stinks to run into the wire. Better for the hips to be too narrow because you can always add to them.
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heloohumuns
Hi all. I tried sculpting for my first time, and I think I made a okay sculpture. (You can at least tell what it is). I think the front is good, but the back is really bad. I think it is too big, and I didn’t do a good job clearly showing the muscles. Tips, anyone?
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Great job! keep up the work and I look forward to seeing your progress.
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keisterderriere
How do you recommend warming the Chavant to make it easier to work with? My house is quite cool and it's very stiff at room temp. It also doesn't seem to warm up too well just in my hands, but they're also cold! Is it safe to microwave? Should I warm small chunks at a time and repeat as necessary? I also have a heat gun, but am not sure if I should just aim it at one end of the block or take off a chunk and warm in a bowl or something. Any advice would be appreciated! Loving the content so far, and thanks in advance!
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Andrew Joseph Keith
yeah I'll often put it in the oven at a as low as the oven will go for a little while so that the clay is soft and malleable. once you've worked the clay a bit it isn't as hard as fresh out of the block.
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Wayne Lam
Would like to see all the lessons in one link, now it is not organized. Anyone having that issue?
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Andrew Joseph Keith
If you click on the "lessons" tab in the course it should allow you to see the lessons separated into their categories.
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TeaMonster
Hi all, I'd never heard of Hale before, so this system was new to me. I like Andrews approach, one wire, one cut, potential to do from memory. I made plenty of errors along the way, and like to mix things up trying little tweaks each time... So far I have 17 armature test bodies, most are 5 inches tall, the biggest is 7. I wanted to save on wire for when I'd gotten the hang of this method :) #1 First try, over cranked it, knee snapped.  #2 Excess spine length, something went wrong looks dodgy. #3 Tried thin steel (basic garden wire), ok bit flimsy at less than 1mm thickness for 5 inch figure. Messed up the arms, too short. #4 Tried something different, more cuts, too fussy, fail. #5 1mm steel garden wire, stiff to bend but do-able. Experimented with the idea of a support bar. Ended up being 3 pieces of wire and needed a bit of tape. It is strong and would work ok. #6 2mm Alu' wire, this one is built like a tank! Over kill for 5 inch scale! #7 Tried a simple technique with just wrapping in the middle. It's fast and flimsy, and I also managed to get the measurement way off, doh! #8 Raced along in real time with Andrew's video and just about kept up yay, but, I managed to mess up the measurements again. #9 It dawned on me the diagram I drew to help me, ur...wasn't helping because it was wrong. I corrected it, and finally it clicked, feels like I 'got it'. #10 The excess on the wire roll was driving me nuts so I tried to figure out what length I need to cut a work piece off. On this one I started with x7 total heights worth of wire and ended up a bit short. (Later I settle on x10 and have plenty to work with.) #11 On this try I ran short on wire again but the build went quick, 9mins. #12 Angled 'up' pelvis to help correct a long spine. #13 I tried a wider shoulder (heroic look?), got this a bit overdone. Messed up the left foot, has messy head loop. Took 13mins. #14 Adjusted my diagram again. Turned out nice. #15 x10 total height lengths of wire measured and cut off as working piece. Straight spine. Took 11.5 mins, had some wire left over (which is fine). #16 7 inch, the biggest yet. Thicker wire took longer to bend and more area to cover. Build time 17 mins. #17 Small 2 inch tall scale, this is green 'floral wire'. I messed up the order but think I saved it, the wire length was stock pre-cut and ended a bit short of making it back to the head. I've now just watch Andrew's second armature video and will try again, this time I'll aim for smooth loops on the hands and feet. I hesitate slightly as I've previously preferred to undersize these areas, but I came here to party so I'll go with the flow and trust that Andrew can help me fix it later haha.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Hey way to keep at it and learn from the ones that didn’t work out perfectly. The armature will be covered with clay but it does help to get it as close to accurate as possible.
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