This video shows how to sculpt a portrait bust using air dry clay and a wire armature.
Techniques for how to build a wire armature, and how to block in the largest shapes in the portrait sculpture are explained thoroughly.
Sculpting techniques using a range of sculpting tools, and how to sculpt details, and the advantages and disadvantages of using air dry clay are all addressed.
- Challenges of scupting heads
- Proportion measurements
- Armature wire
- Attaching the armature
- Armature “butterfly”
- Styrofoam in the armature
- Air dry terracotta clay
- Packing the clay
As a free educational source, Art Prof uses Amazon affiliate links (found in this page) to help pay the bills. This means, Art Prof earns from qualifying purchases.