Working on the left arm
I think the theme for my latest tutorials is going to be about fixing mistakes. I did not do a very good job with the armature at the beginning of this sculpture and I am now paying for it. Basically the clay is too heavy for the shoulder and arm to support all of the weight. I’m now having issues where the shoulder is splitting in half because of the weight of the arm and the fiddle.
Right now the only way that I see to resolve this issue is to bake the shoulder and arm as one piece and attach it to the Fiddler’s torso at a later time. Most likely I’ll still have a weight issue at the point I attach the arm at so my workaround for that will be to partially bake the entire area where the shoulder attaches to (I’ll cover that in more detail later on)