Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
February 20, 2011
Image Size
20.4 MB
Resolution
1600×17903
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
8,049
Favourites
203 (who?)
Comments
122
Downloads
107

Camera Data

Make
HTC
Model
T-Mobile G2
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
315
Date Taken
Feb 17, 2011, 11:57:18 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
×
Wire Armature Tutorial by Sara121089 Wire Armature Tutorial by Sara121089
Phew!! This took a while. Please Download for full view.

This is a tutorial on how to make the frames in sculptures-from wire to end product! I got permission from :iconkichai: to use their sculpture as an example. :)

I hope you all find this helpful! If you have any suggestions, please let me know. It is my first tutorial after all. If you have any questions I did not answer specifically, shoot me a note! Thank you all!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconladyalerie:
LadyAlerie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great tutorial!!! But I have a problem when doing the armature:
Every time I try to cover the wire with the aluminium foil, the foils breaks (its very weak!) but the worst is that the foil doesn't get attached to the wire, it slips! So when I put the clay in the foil it is just a total mess... What can I do? >_<
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I've heard that taping the foil with not scotch or duct tape.. what is that tape called D:  It's white and sort of fabricy feeling vs all slippery.. Well taping it with that helps keep it in place.  When I had these issues I just sort of smashed some clay around it messily, because once you get some clay layering it, it tends to stay in place (or be much easier to work with)
Reply
:iconladyalerie:
LadyAlerie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you n_n I'll try that!
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Course :D
Reply
:iconshufflebot6000:
Shufflebot6000 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
That made thing a lot easier when i do it THANKS (:
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Your're welcome! I'm glad you liked it and it helped!! :D
Reply
:iconmachi-ramen:
Machi-Ramen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Great tutorial! If I ever use it, I'll be sure to include your tutorial in the description.
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconyogluver:
yogluver Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
i <3 this[link]
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
The link wasn't found :O But thank you!
Reply
:iconsourkiss:
SourKiss Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing~
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thank you =)
Reply
:iconsourkiss:
SourKiss Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sure
Reply
:icondmaziva:
Dmaziva Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I have to do something like this fo school and this is really helping, so thanks!
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Your very welcome, I'm glad I could help!! :)
Reply
:iconcrazypurplebat:
Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Wow that was super helpful! I'm starting to make clay dragons and that was an awesome tutorial! Thanks!
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Awesome I'm so glad it helped!! Your very welcome! =D
Reply
:iconcrazypurplebat:
Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
I'm really hoping it get's easier with practice! Tin foil is a pain in the butt! And very sharp.....XD
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Yeah >____>"""
Reply
:iconcrazypurplebat:
Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
well it's going better. slightly! I just ignore the shreds of skin spotting it! :D
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Oh my o.o"" *twitches slightly* Ow! lol
Reply
:iconcrazypurplebat:
Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Lol, well it's worth it! I'm currently working on a model of the dragon Toothless!
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Ahh!! I love toothless :D
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconswadloon:
Swadloon Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Thanks for this useful tutorial, and that's such a cool sculpture!
Sorry if this is a stupid question, how do you smoothen the clay? Is there some kind of tool specific for that or do you just use your hands ?
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Thank you!

I just use my fingers ^^ for areas they can't reach I use whatever small tool works best for it XD
Reply
:iconswadloon:
Swadloon Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Thanks for answering, I hope I can get better at my work and be able to do what you can do (:
What small tools do you normall use? I have tried needles at small places before and it just made things worse D:
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I use needles, pencil tips, toothpicks, etc ><" It's a painful process sometimes lol :x

And I'm sure you will! It's just practice :)
Reply
:iconspottedpool3251:
spottedpool3251 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is realy helpful! (im doing a sculpture for this 4-h thing) i cant wait to get started and use this :D
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
:'D I hope your sculpture turns out fantastically! You'll have to show me after your done :D ^____^

I'm glad you found this useful :)
Reply
:iconspottedpool3251:
spottedpool3251 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ok i will (but it may be a while i havent even made a sketch :P plus this will be my first time doing an actual sculpture) and i'd also like to say your art is AMAZING its simply wounderful :D
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Why thank you very much :heart: ^w^
Reply
:iconspottedpool3251:
spottedpool3251 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem at all :)
Reply
:iconredmorningstar:
redmorningstar Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Now I'm no longer groping in the dark on how to make a decent model. You've helped me loads :D
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Your so welcome :heart: :'D
Reply
:iconstrawberrymeadow:
StrawberryMeadow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OooOOoh, how lovely! *bookmarks* Thanks for taking the time! ^_^
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
:'D Thank you so much, and you are very welcome!! :D
Reply
:iconangelapple626:
angelapple626 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
oooo this is amazing, what kind of clay do you use? and what kind of paint/glaze? ^.^;
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
That's all in my commission journal, if not said in the tutorial ^_^
Reply
:iconangelapple626:
angelapple626 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
ok thank you ^.^
Reply
:iconcathasach:
Cathasach Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student General Artist
This is helpful , but how would I make a breaking dancing wolf on one hand wearing clothes, you don't have to answer this if you don't want to.
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Well a break dancing wolf on one hand, that depends on the pose. You'll either need supportive rods to hold him up, or put him in a position with his weight even to where he won't tip over. You could also use a base, then nail his hand into the base, except you'd need an air drying clay to cover up the nail, etc etc. Now for clothes, if you want real cloth then you'd have to just sew some clothes and put them on him. If you wanted to sculpt clothes, then all you do is try to imagine how the clothes would hang off of the body, the wrinkles, and what not.

Thanks by the way :)
Reply
:iconcathasach:
Cathasach Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Could it possible to glue him to a base?
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
it might be, all depends on how heavy he is in certain places. It would take a bit of testing that's for sure ^^
Reply
:iconcathasach:
Cathasach Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student General Artist
And also how big he is too, right?
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Oh yes, definately
Reply
:iconcathasach:
Cathasach Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Ok, thank you so much for all of the help!
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
No problem! If you ever have anything else, I'll try my best to help!
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconfoureyedalien:
Foureyedalien Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is really helpful! I didn't know about the floral tape thing. Majority of my problem is that my clay doesn't stick to foil. Then again, regular sculpey is more sticky than sculpeyIII.
When my clay does want to stick, I still have issues with things being way too lumpy and it really bothers me... I guess I just try to get it way too perfect and mess things up. ><
This is a great tutorial and very helpful! I'm sure it will help many others besides me.
Reply
:iconsara121089:
Sara121089 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
:'D I'm so glad you found it helpful >w< I didn't know the stickiness to the foil about sculpeyIII, since I just use the regular so that's good to know. ^^
Reply
:iconroyalblackheart:
RoyalBlackheart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   Writer
Whoa... There's a lot of love and attention that goes into each one of these lovely suckers. <3
I must seriously consider commissioning you. (: Do you ship the finished product to the owner? *feels dumb for asking*
Reply
Add a Comment: