I’ve made enough progress on the face at this stage where I can move on to the torso. Initially when I started this sculpture I only had plans to build a bust (sculpture from the waist up). However, after working on it for some time I decided to do a full figure instead. The reason why I am pointing this out is because I did not build an armature for this sculpture that would support an entire figure. So for the next couple of lessons I will be sculpting this piece as if it were going to end up as a bust and then will switch to doing a full figure sculpture.
Ideally you will want to build out the armature for the full figure from the beginning since it will produce a better and more stable armature. However, if you feel you need to take the design in a new direction there is no reason why you can’t. The armature that I will use in the future post is not ideal for a full figure but it will work for this piece and will allow me to make the changes in the direction of my vision.
* This sculpture is created with Super Sculpey.