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February 17th, 2009, 01:28 AM
First time here. I have been mostly a sketch artist my whole life and wanted to try something new.
These are my first 2 attempts with Super Sculpey. Been at a block for years with spending anymore than 10 minutes (max) drawing. Grabbed some sculpey, basic wood tool set and the loop tool set.
Nothing from reference, just blobbed it together as I went.
Hope I am on the right track because I enjoy it, though a little expensive so far lol.
February 17th, 2009, 04:30 AM
welcome to the world of clay! i was the same, been drawing for years and then discovered fimo / sculpey etc. I've recently dug out old sketch books and practice making 3d versions of old drawings, i found it helped kick start my illustrations again as i had to visualise and draw the side or rear views of characters i'd made up, so the sculpture and the illustration feed off each other. Looking good so far :) stick with it, and remember to bulk out the scuptures using scrunched tinfoil underneath, saves you a fortune!...
February 17th, 2009, 04:54 AM
Nice job so far,Going along the same lines as DMN it is soooo important to prepare the skeleton properly first,( a lesson I am still struggling to remember):) the better the form you can create with foil, the better your sculpt will be.
Good luck, keep posting
February 17th, 2009, 05:06 AM
The guys are right, if your base is wrong it aint going to get any better.
You show great imagination, keep going and share more with us!
Welcome to CA!!
February 17th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Thanks all. I did use foil to bulk them up inside. I gave up on making a proper armature with wire and base because I spent 3 days looking EVERYWHERE for armature wire. I ended up going to Home Depot and getting some shielded copper wire which I stripped. It was very hard to twist and bend, and I had LOTS of trouble attaching the armature to the base.
This is something I would like to perfect as working on the sculptures was annoying sometimes as they felt flimsy.
Also, the worm troll is still in the works. Any tips or ideas what I should do with his right arm/hand? There is no room in front of him for it, so I just kinda cut it off at the bottom.
Thanks in advance.
February 18th, 2009, 07:54 PM
You can use any wire. I don't have the luxury of getting the proper "armature wire" so I use what I have at hand. Wire coat hangers are great for large and heavy sculptures...also you can get wires of different grades at home depot or other hardware store, like electric fence wire. Also, floral wire from craft store is good for smaller pieces or for twisting around the larger wires for extra strength and for the clay to stick on to.
Hope that helps.