Saturday, March 3, 2012

03 Armature Nº 4




These are some more armature references from books that I have in my studio library. There are all sorts of armature tidbits here, so it should be a good educational reference. Click on any image to enlarge it.







From:
Encyclopedia of Sculpture Techniques.
John Mills.
Batsford, 2005.
ISBN: 0713489308

These are some diagrams of armatures and modeling stands. Each sculptor will have their own way of making an armature and support. Trial and error is probably the best teacher. However, everyone should at least know the principles behind making armatures, so if one fails, the reason it failed can be understood, and the same mistake not be made again.




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From:
The Encyclopedia of Sculpting Techniques.
John Plowman.
Running Pr, 1995.
ISBN: 1561385328

I am going to try and incorporate some wood blocks in my armature in order to bulk it out so I will not have to use as much oil-clay.





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From:
The Sculptor's Way: A Guide to Modelling and Sculpture.
Brenda Putnam.
Dover Publications, 2003.
ISBN-10: 0486423131

These pages show a pipe-fittings support with a wire armature.




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The Materials and Methods of Sculpture.
Jack C. Rich.
Dover Publications, 1988.
ISBN-10: 0486257428

Another page with illustrations of pipe-fittings support and wire armature.




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From:
Sculpture: Principles and Practice.
Louis Slobodkin.
Dover Publications, 1973
ISBN: 0486229602

More excellent diagrams and illustrations of pipe-fittings support and wire armature.




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From:
The Creation of Sculpture.
Jules Struppeck.
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967.

This is another of my favorite sculpture books. This page shows how to model clay on a wire armature with a pipe-fittings support, from the live model. The trick of the trade is to adjust the height of the armature so it is at eye level with the model.




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From:
Zorach Explains Sculpture: What It Means and How It is Made.
William Zorach.
Dover Publications, 1996.
ISBN: 0486290484

Zorach's book, as well as Slobodkin's, seem to be included in just about every sculpture handbook's bibliography, so I have them in my studio library as well. Here again, hopefully these diagrams will be helpful in understanding what an armature is, how it is made, and the kind of support needed for it.




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