I’ve been cogitating (That’s “Muddling” for the uninformed) about creating a sculpture using polymer clay for the last several months. Years ago I was into wood-carving (see below), but the years caught up with me and I just don’t have the strength in my hands anymore.
I have never used the clay, but as I understand it from the “Folks What Knows, the clay will stay pliable until it is baked; all I need to do is form the polymer around an armature, keep the sculpture light and the walls fairly thin. With information like that—-What could possibly go wrong???
And so with that in mind, here we go.
I’ve decided to do a Red-Tail Hawk, worked up some reference photos on Photoshop, and have decided to do the bird at approximately 3/4 size.
Here is a front and back view of the bird and if you can read the rulers, the bird itself will be approximately 12 inches tall, and the overall sculpture 18 to 20 inches tall.
It should be exciting, or at least humiliating for the artist, so come on along for the fun!!!!