Friday, May 13, 2011

Sculpting Eyes

These YouTube videos clearly demo sculpting eyes in a clay head.  It doesn’t matter what scale you are working in or what clay you are using,  the basic shapes remain the same.  I hope you find the information helpful.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Aluminum Wire

If you're having a difficult time finding small rolls of 14 and 17 gauge aluminum wire (it is sold as electric fence wire) try these suppliers:
  •  Farm/Tractor Supply stores carry it. 
  •  Hardware stores carry small rolls of aluminum wire.
  •  Home Improvement stores have it or can get it for you.
  • And if you can't find it locally, you can always order it on-line from web sites like Amazon.

Sculpting a Polymer Clay Body

The links below will take you to a 2 part video (by Nadiia Evans) that makes sculpting a realistic small scale figure seem soooo easy!

If you watch closely, it looks like this doll artist uses the series baking technique (notice the changes of clay color), an under-sculpt of polymer clay over a wire armature, and an under-sculpt on the head. She does a finial smoothing with liquid polymer clay (with a brush), a Kato clay mixture of translucent + white + flesh, and what looks like blushing with heat set paint.

Part 2