Thursday, July 03, 2008
Pronounced EH-kor-shay, it is the art of learning anatomy by sculpting your own skeletal and muscular system. My only comment is: why isn't this a foundational course in EVERY art school????!
Special thanks to Nikki Covington for generously passing along his valuable information and insights learned at the Florence Academy of Art. At least, I think that's what the school's called. He's almost converted me to the academic tradition but I don't think I'll ever get over drawing a finger for nine hours...
I much prefer stuff to be done by lunchtime so I can get on with my life.
However, I did learn about a Bronze foundry and supplier of Chavant clay (best stuff I've found--used by all the professionals in USA it seems) in Alpine, UT.
Check it out. I highly recommend Professional Plasteline--runs for about $4 a pound.