To save time during the armature & final creation stage & be sure that each separate dolphin matches general uniformity (size & shape) with the least difficulty during their creation I propose to create two separate plaster castings from positive moulds (two halves of each dolphin formed from two half mould forms). Not having any ready made pre-bought dolphin figurines to cast from I then need to create my own. By creating my own I can then not only reproduce them in the sizes I require but also in the body positions I require too.
Here is how I went about creating the actual dolphin torso armatures prior to the actual plaster moulding:
STEP 1: To begin with I drew some simple dolphin forms on paper.
STEP 2: I then transferred these to stiff card.
STEP 3: I then simply cut the two dolphin shapes out from the card.
STEP 4: Next I covered the card forms in compacted foil to bulk out the 2D form into a 3D form. I then gave these armatures a few layers of paper strips. This will vary from each person’s projects in accordance to project size & the paper they use. Also HOW they intend to smooth out the final layers of paper. I will be gently hand sanding down each form prior to plaster moulding them.
This is as far as this project has currently gone to date. I shall post more on tis project as it develops.