© 2019 by Laura Hamilton James.

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Head and Torso: Life Sculpting, Moulding and Casting

I started by making a wooden armature which I wrapped metal wire around and added butterflies to keep the clay on. 

 

Using a life model for reference I used a pair of callipers to take measurements which I scaled down for the torso (1:20) and worked from.

 

Once finished sculpting I moulded the pieces in silicon, created a Jesmonite jacket and cast in plaster. 

 

When dry I spray painted the pieces and mounted them on books to give it an old person study look.

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