In an effort to try and learn something new, I enrolled in a stop motion class at the local university. Here are my initial steps into this foreign terrain. First I need an idea, (which I don’t have) so I fall back to my standard fallback plan… VIKINGS! Using aluminum wire and masking tape I build an armature over the top of my pencil drawing.
I attach the wire armature to the wood base with a couple of nuts and bolts.
I want the top of my viking to be pretty beefy and if I build all that bulk up with clay this thing will no doubt weigh 600 pounds when I’m done, so I pump up the volume on my armature with aluminum foil.
Now for the fun part! I start roughing in the form with clay. This is where I am at so far. I’ll post more as this process happens.