Partner up with a peer. Take turns posing as a model.
Draw a series of gesture poses of your model. Find the axis lines within the form of the model. Find the action pose and gesture of the body.
An armature is the "skeleton" of the sculpture upon which you add the "muscles", "cartilage", "tissue or skin", and other features. An Armature can be metal, or other flexible materials, and acts as a framework on which material is added to form the sculpture.
Types of Armatures
Materials for Armatures:
Metal coat hangers / 14 gauge sculpture wire
Air dry Model Magic
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