modelling for casting especially in bronze
was also a common technique used for both
mid sized sculptures and busts.
Another approach was to create a skeletal
frame (generally in metal) and then build
up the shape of the sculpture usually with
plaster of Paris strengthened with cloth
Henghes also experimented
with a number of other techniques, such
as wood carving (Fish
and ceramics (Cat
and Kitten 1945)
well as sculpture throughout his career
Henghes would draw and paint, both ideas
for sculpture and other figurative pieces.
He never considered this work as painting
and would refer to it as 'dessin coloriee'
(coloured drawings). Generally Henghes worked
in charcoal and used egg tempora paints
which he would mix himself.