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Wire Doggy - WIP by WildSpiritWolf Wire Doggy - WIP by WildSpiritWolf
Many people have been asking me what my wire armature inside my sculptures looks like. I use florist's wire for my armatures which can be found at craft stores in the floral section.

And I always use a continuous piece of wire for the armature. I start with the head do each of the front legs, the back, hind legs, the tail, then clip the wire. The only time that I use more than one piece of internal armature wire for a sculpture is when I am making one with wings but I would like to try my hand at keeping with a single piece of wire for that too because it would keep things a little more stable for me during the sculpting process. :)

To see this sculpture in its next stage, the aluminum foil later, see here:
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mini-dog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am going to try something similar. My Blue Heeler died last March Of sudden onset Diabetes that my vet could not get under control. I miss him everyday. He was only 6 and didn't get to live his full lifetime. Since dog markings are so different I basically will have to make my own? I stumbled upon this site today and am loving all of the wonderful creations! Thanks for the pics, they will help a whole bunch! You are a true artist!
xStealingTheStarsx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just made my first wire armature for a wolf looking at this :) it really helps since i don't know how to make armatures :0 i think mine came out pretty well!
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love getting to see behind-the-scenes stuff like this from you. It really helps me to get new ideas on how to create things. Thank you for sharing!
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
You're welcome and I'm glad it is inspiring to you! :aww:

StrayArya Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
What's the gauge of the florist wire you use? The florist wire I've use for some of the smaller areas of my sculpture is way to thin to support the weight of the clay.
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
It's about 22 gauge, I believe. :)

StrayArya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
crywulf4 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Same laptop I'm on right now :la:
ShadowclawFC Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, cool~ I was wondering how you did it, and using one continuous wire is a phenomenal idea. Wish I'd thought of it XD Kudos to you, for sure
ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, that's neat!
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January 11, 2012
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