Hello Mark! I love this piece! It's very expressive and the hair is gravity-defying! How tall is the sculpt? For the armature stand, how thick is the tube? I'm thinking of modifying my stand from pvc to metal pipes. Thanks for the help!
first of all I love your style and attention to detail. The majority of what I sculpt with is the non-sulfur oil base clay like you have with Venus. Do you find any advantages to using SS instead? I've noticed a lot of your work is in SS, do you get a smoother finish with the SS? Thanks I've added your work to my watch list---love it!
I mostly use SS with the commercial work I do. The smaller scale work. 1/4 life and smaller. Yes, I can get much tighter detail with SS as well. The main reason is I have to make these sculpts ready for production for the company I do the work for. I separate the sculpt into smaller parts that key together, ready for molding by the client. This is much easier to do with Super Sculpey because you bake it solid and can cut it in parts and make the joints.
I like using oil base clay for my fine art sculptures. Larger scale.
If you don't mind me asking, I would like to know your process of removing the sculpture from the armature. Do you have it fascined in a way that makes it easily removable? This is a step I struggle with on in my own sculpture and armature making and I would appreciate any guidance you are willing to offer!
This will be molded while still on the armature stand. The hole on her back it leases can be filled and patched on the wax copy that is cast for the ceramic waste mold that is made to cast the bronze finished piece. ( that's probably a run on sentence).