These set of videos will show you how I make an armature for a clay. This is not a, do it my way or no way, you have to go by how you've done armatures or if you've never made one, make the process your own. If something works better for you, then do it.
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A set of 5 DVDs gave me the idea for this approach to making an armature. His videos are a must. Videos by John Brown can be purchased from his website.