Sculpture construction

If the sculptural composition you want to create has a complex shape, you will need to assemble a construction - an internal auxiliary structure - to support the cup and prevent distortions created by the laws of physics in the sculptural process. The construction should be prepared in such a way as to allow flexibility for changes in advanced sculptural stages. As a rule, the construction consists of strong and flexible cables and metal wires and pipe parts.

Construction for clay sculpture

With the help of different parts and bending of iron wires, different variations of construction can be assembled into a sculpture with a complex structure. Usually a statue with a construction can not be burned, but intended לCreating a mold and casting.

The following is an example of a body position for a statue that requires an auxiliary construction for the support and stability of the statue. The steps can be applied to any other desired position and build a construction accordingly. Body sculpting instructions with construction »

1. Connect the flange to the board
Sculpture construction
Assemble a supportive auxiliary structure
3. Create a skeleton from metal wires according to the proportions of the body
Sculpture construction
4. Shape the skeleton to the desired body position and attach to the supporting auxiliary structure
5. 'Dress' clay on the skeleton and shape the statue

Construction for a clay clay sculpture or paper pulp

Depending on the size of the desired sculpture cut thin iron wires or electrical wires, bend and wrap them with a pliers to create the skeleton to the desired figure. This construction is used for a statue Clay Dry או paper mold, And not for a natural ceramic clay sculpture that requires burning in a special ceramic oven in order to preserve the sculpture. If you choose to create with natural clay using this construction, it is recommended to cover the clay sculpture with a layer of plastic glue to strengthen and preserve the sculpture.

Giraffe sculpture
Giraffe sculpture

Working with paper mold, Wrap the construction in pieces of paper pulp and at the end shape the clay to the desired animal shape. Working with Clay Dry Tear off pieces and put them until they are as soft as plasticine, then start wrapping the construction with the pieces of clay. At the end, shape to the desired shape and add details with Design tools Various, for example eyes, nostrils and more, With the help of various design toolsSince a sculpture made of dry clay shrinks when it dries, care must be taken to place the construction inside the sculpture, so that it does not stand out during the drying process. Be sure to cover the construction completely!

 Instructions for sculpting a giraffe with the help of clay clay and the use of construction »

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