Saturday, November 9, 2013

Setting out the enlargement

The first step to realising the final work in clay is to set out the maquette on a lined board.  In addition to my board marks, I identify several points on the figure from which to enlarge the maquette, firstly to the life-size lay figure and then to the full-size 1.25 life-size work.  The position of the points is determined by whether I can plumb to the ground and, at full-size, whether they fit into my largest calipers.

The lines are then enlarged x 4 for the lay figure....

...and by 5 for the full-size statue

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