Really nice to see a work in progress, especially what's going on with the armature! What are you using to keep stop your armature joints from moving/bending etc when you start to work on top of it? I'm at the stage where I'm having major issues with armatures everytime - having to rework areas as a result. You got some blue stuff at the top of your wing joint - is that blue tac? Am loving your work - you're an inspiration!
Thank you very much!! That stuff you see is Magic Sculpt. It is an epoxy clay, when it hardens, it is as tough as concrete. I use that for the armatures, but be careful when you use it...it you put it on an armature and then find you must fix something or re-pose your armature, it is VERY tough to get it off or break it.
Thanks. I use aluminum wire for the armature, with aluminum wire form for the wing mesh. I use magic sculpt epoxy clay for strengthening the armature, and I use an oil/wax based clay called Monster Clay for the sculpture itself.
Thanks! I use K & S metal rods (male and female so I can take them apart easily). I use wire mesh (stuff that you can buy from Michaels or any craft store I think) for the armature on the wing membrane
Thank for the tips! I wanted to ask you something. I am a newbie in sculpting, and I need inspirations. Believe me your work really inspires me. Would you mind if I used your sculptures to practice? BTW Could you tell me what is your art education background? Did you study at any particular art university or are you self taught? The reason why I ask, is that I want to link my future and professional career with sculpture and I'm currently looking for a good school or workshops.
Im in the middle of a commission on making dragon wings for a horse but have not really found anything that would be "easy" to sculpt over for the dactylopatagium part of the wing. May I ask what you are using in this photo to make yours?