Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ain't No Cowboy - Starting with air

As with all works of art, you start with a blank canvas or an empty space above a base board for a sculpture.

Once the subject is decided on (refer to yesterdays entry) I start making the armature to hold the clay. Instead of using wire cutters I use a pipe cutter. This keeps the ends of the copper tubing round and clean.

Once the main frame is created I then match foot positions with those in the photo's I took the day before. then I add the armatures for the arms and head.

Tomorrow I start adding clay to it. I'll have to brace it better first.