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Build Your Own Ecorché | Part 1: Constructing the Wire Frame with Rey Bustos

Build Your Own Ecorché | Part 1: Constructing the Wire Frame
Create Your Own Ecorché! Begin your study of 3D anatomy by building the skeletal armature

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  • Lesson Details
Rey Bustos
Modeling & Sculpture
2h 16m 24s
Build Your Own Ecorché

In this series, you will learn how to create your own ecorché sculpture from scratch with artistic anatomist, Rey Bustos. Rey makes the challenging but rewarding subject of learning artistic anatomy easy-to-understand and fun. In this first lesson of the series, Rey will get started by going over the first steps in the process. First, Rey will share with you all of the necessary materials and tools that you will use throughout the lessons to create your sculpture. Then he will get started with the building process by creating the wire frame for the ecorché.


  • Art Alternatives Armature (Aluminum) Wire – 1/8″ Inch
  • 24 Gauge Steel Wire
  • Super Sculpey Clay – Original Beige
  • Shop Cloth
  • Super Sculpey (II or III) Chocolate
  • Zap-a-Gap Super Glue – Medium CA+
  • Baking Soda
  • Electrical Tape
  • Circular Wooden Base
  • Small Wooden Clay Tools
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Flexible Metal Modeling Palette
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Staple Gun
  • Krylon Color Master Spray Paint – Almond
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Slip Lock Pliers

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