Life-size head bust armature question.

I've seen professional sculptors using those plastic head/shoulder forms like the Ed-head for sculpting life size pieces. I've also seen professional sculptors use a steel pole with newspaper tapped into a ball as an armature as well. Does one make more sense than the other? As a new sculptor I don't know. I would imagine the ed head type design saves on the amount of clay you use...


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    It all depends on what you want to sculpt. 

    If you are going to add to the human form, an Ed-head is great. 

    But if you want to sculpt deeper and not be constrained by the human form, a custom armature is needed.

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    As new sculptor i always recommend the pole,its harder takes longer and is less forgiving but it teaches you core skills and will lock in your skill and ability 
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