Voici les liens que j'ai trouvés sur ce sujet pour  présenter ma démo à Morrisburg  sur les armatures, squelettes ou âmes selon le nom donné par les artistes.

Je regette le texte est en anglais pour une fois car je présente ma démo en anglais.

 Polymer clay and armatures:

Armatures can be :

My definition is based on  Glass attic and my own observations

A strengthening structure left in an object after curing.

It can also be some structures that we can bake on then remove.  I would call it a form or a shape instead of an armature in that case.

Types that can be used :

Glass: a bottle, like bottles of hope, a lightbulb ( this one can be broken down later or not) Film canisters or petit four cutters.

Paper: toilet paper, thread spool, or long ones for poster or gift wrapping.

Plaster:

Real (like vegetables) : gourd

Wood: sticks or dowels

Rocks

Containers: metal, glass or paper.

Cloth: stiffen lace.

Temporary forms

 Corn starch peanuts, round paper beads ( like Bettina Walker hollow beads)

Each will be shown during the presentation.

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The following links are the ones who seemed to give the best information when I was searching.

How to make a wire armature :

 Follow Susanna Oroyan methods to do things the right way . Very well explained in her books

Basic demo video: I LOVE

http://www.craftartedu.com/polymer-clay/lesley-polinko-free-basic-basic-armature-for-sculpture 2 more videos are free on this site.

 Great sites for advanced armature 

http://morezmore.com/myblog/2012/11/09/how-to-make-a-screw-it-lock-it-hold-it-armature-112-18-16-scale/

http://morezmore.com/myblog/2008/03/08/fortuna-1/

http://morezmore.com/myblog/2008/03/23/fortuna-2/

 My bible for clay characters and armatures  I LOVE

http://www.elvenwork.com/tips.html

http://www.norajean.com/Biz-Archive/OnSiteDollsFigFace.htm

 

http://themagicbean.typepad.com/the_magic_bean/files/wire_armature_tutorial.pdf

A pdf document on how to make a character with lots of info on proportion. For stuffed dolls but good info for all dolls.

A link with many links to explore.

http://www.squidoo.com/armatures

Another favorite http://www.sculptuniversity.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=220:raven-men-with-amy-rawson&catid=38:freebies&Itemid=71

On Deviant art  the info is also very good

http://rennard.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-2-Armature-n-Stand-55160915?q=gallery%3Atutorials-etc%2F32101764&qo=26#/art/Tutorial-1-Mixing-Sculpey-53276647?_sid=5c7f4eb8

 http://rennard.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-2-Armature-n-Stand-55160915?q=gallery%3Atutorials-etc%2F32101764&qo=26#/art/Tutorial-1-Mixing-Sculpey-53276647?_sid=185cb3a2

More than the armature:

the head

http://rennard.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-2-Armature-n-Stand-55160915?q=gallery%3Atutorials-etc%2F32101764&qo=26#/art/Tutorial-3-Head-Sculpting-58717561?_sid=5ce5a7bd

Body building

http://rennard.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-2-Armature-n-Stand-55160915?q=gallery%3Atutorials-etc%2F32101764&qo=26#/art/Tutorial-4-Body-Building-59278412?_sid=3fcb8fed

Body details

http://rennard.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-2-Armature-n-Stand-55160915?q=gallery%3Atutorials-etc%2F32101764&qo=26#/art/Tutorial-5-Body-Details-62720018?_sid=47cacc94

Finishing touch

http://rennard.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-2-Armature-n-Stand-55160915?q=gallery%3Atutorials-etc%2F32101764&qo=26#/art/Tutorial-6-Finishing-Touch-63924534?_sid=151b710

 On My Pinterest you find also find some very good links to explore.

http://pinterest.com/herminerobi/un-jour/

 

General tips for doll making

http://www.odaca.org/tips.php

To understand with a picture  how the armature keeps it all together.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/handmadebjd/3880994209/in/photostream/

Nice info but no pictures.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5163721_create-armature.html

 The problem with e-how :  not enough pictures to understand properly.

 

To make a fairly small doll.

http://members.miniature.net/lyn/index.html

 This site has many different wire armatures to try. Made for stop motion animation

http://tag.wonderhowto.com/make-an-armature/

 

To make a cloth doll armature

http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_6374599_make-cloth-doll-armatures.html

 

Making a mini doll armature

http://www.mimidolls.com/DCC-Techniques/armature/armature.htm

 A wire armature :

 http://www.paint-sculpt.com/tutorials/sculpting-tutorial/building-an-armature.html

 

Very detailed advance sculpture and armature info.

http://ironmammoth.blogspot.ca/2011/09/figure-sculpting-armatures-dollies-and.html

 

http://joshuamosley.com/tutorials/claymationArmature/armature.html

For a fantasy mushroom http://twinessence.blogspot.ca/2009/10/how-to-make-fantasy-mushroom.html

 

With Patrick Keith a pro small and big armatures   I love

http://www.patrickkeith.com/2010/03/armatures.html

 

Miniatures more masculine subjects.

http://www.stormthecastle.com/miniatures/index.htm great info

 

What kind of wire  to use and other answers to your questions.

http://www.dollmakersdream.com/questions-and-answers.html

http://www.dollmakersdream.com/what-wire-should-i-use-for-the-armature.html

 

Many links on armatures. Take the time to look them up.

http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=armatures#

Armatures other than wire

With a  wooden spoon

http://ultimatepapermache.com/how-to-make-an-armature-for-doll-heads-and-puppets-guest-post

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 On you-tube for those of  us who are visual :

 http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=clay+sculpture+armature&search=Search

 A link with other links

http://www.makingfairies.com/tutorials/videotutes.html

 For fairies

http://www.jengilbert.net/polymer-clay-fairies-sculpting-tutorials/

 A basic armature

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAvblN6z8_4

 For a bigger armature ( I call it manly because men don't approach sculpture like women)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCp7ks0lZpA

 Brooding Tom does an alien head and shows how he makes his armature.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5NKbgtPiYc&list=UUgan2vsUmCqmMKs8raRbHBA&index=7

 Wire and aluminium paper. Basic angel and well done

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0GGi3ZQc2U

 Books:

Katherine Dewey

Creating life like figures in polymer clay

Creating life like animals in polymer clay. Both should be used as a basic  for sculpting in your library.

 Dinko Tilov :

Sculpting Mythical creatures our of polymer clay. He uses a little wire but mostly aluminium and clay.

 Dawn M Schiller

Faemaker Making Fantasy characters in polymer clay.

 Carlson, Maureen 

Fairies , gnomes and trolls.

Create a fairy world in polymer clay.

How to make clay characters.

 Maureen has a great many books on the subject.  They are all interesting. I still prefer Katherine’s books and Susanna Oroyan’s The best for doll armature. 

 Mark Dennis        The human figure in clay v.1.

Tim Bruckner        Pop sculpture.Hoe to create actinon figures and collectibles.

Oroyan, Susannah              Anatomy of the doll :Fantastic figures

                Designing the doll ; Finishing the figure

En Français je n'ai pour le moment que ces liens:

http://dominique.signoret.perso.sfr.fr/technic.html

http://www.sculpture-figurine.com/creation-de-la-figurine-de-la-figurine.php