Since the ol' boy is missing a head that should probably come next. I start with an armature to hold the clay from falling off. I do the sculpt in as close to actual size as I can. The sculpt will become my master for taking a pattern from.
This is my armature for the head.
1/4 incy pipe with a "T" connection
wraped in mechanics wire.
Working on the basic shape.
Beginning to take shape. I'm after a serious look.
I figure roping cows all day won't leave you in a
The rope of clay behind the ear is to keep the
ear from laying back against the head too much.
Two eye balls made from 2 pieces of clay formed
and layed side-by-side to make sure they are the same size
before putting into place.
Eye lids taking shape. Yep, one eye
is squinting a bit because the lip snarls
up on that side.
Some ear and eyebrow detail.
I only do a lot of detail on a part that I am a bit
confused about the look of. If I understand
how I am going to carve it I don't bother
with much detail.
That's all for today. Next we will add some hair and a hat.