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Lots of experimentation with different weights of armature wire – I discovered that there is a definite compromise to be made between the chunkier wire which provides a sturdier figure, and the finer wire that is much more manipulable. I have settled on a gauge that is fine enough to create strength by twisting back …

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making wire armatures

Interesting and useful few hours researching wire armatures (clearly very much the preserve of model makers, especially in the fantasy worlds). I also revisited some long forgotten anatomy for consideration of proportions. This website was very helpful. Now for some making!

anatomical correctness

Good supervision session, although I’m not sure that people are as well informed about mental illness, specifically manic depression, as I assume them to be. It is a good thing to remember as far as my research goes – maybe a need to spell things out more. The length of periods of instability – 6-8 …

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wire bodies

  I thought that my next move would be to wrap the ‘heads’ but having experimented with this I have decided that they should remain plain. It would be more appropriate to add further text, and I think this should be my words, so for now they remain unadorned.

of dolls, puppets and other things….

I’ve been thinking a lot about making my figures more flexible/ animated, and struggling with manipulating wire into armatures. Then I chatted to an art friend who mentioned that her cousin was puppeteer, and had I thought about puppets, or using puppetry techniques? The link that I made and that appealed was the idea of …

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