Creating a sculpture is similar to casting Jewelry and takes a lot of care on a larger scale.
Most often I use a live model that can work with me for at least an hour at a time.
The long leg line of a nude gives it a balance to lean on a stool or ball and it takes a long time to get the line correct.
It took 2 trips to a foundry each. First with the finished clay sculpture to make and then to create a hollow wax. The next step is to then create details that were not in the clay. Next is the final trip to turn the wax back over to a foundry that could handle the dimensions and melting enough bronze to cast it. The last procedure was to finish the bronze and to apply the acids to get an even patina then set it on the stool or onto a base.