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:. Sculpting Process .: by XPantherArtX :. Sculpting Process .: by XPantherArtX
Finalllly! Took me forever! X) My very first 'tutorial'. It's the process I go through with every sculpture, along with some tips. Hope it's not too confusing or anything! Let me know what you think! :w00t:

Here's the final piece:
:.Lady - angles.: by XPantherArtX

And my other tutorials:

:.Sculpting tools - Tutorial.: by XPantherArtX :.Sculpting tips - Whiskers.: by XPantherArtX

** EDIT: I updated my tutorial a little, it's more up to date with how I work now. ^^

** EDIT2: For the paint, I switched back to ceramcoat paints! I like them better now ^^; But still, you can try both liquitex and ceramcoat and see which one YOU like best! ^^
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dmendes3 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  New member
love!  thanks for sharing your knowledge.  didn't know you could use wire/tape? frame.  can you use that in a kiln too?  it wont cause the clay to explode?  does any of it burn away?  (obviously Im new to all of this and teaching myself :) )
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there! :D You're welcome ahah glad I can help! ^^ Yes the tape and wires do just fine in the regular oven! The temperature isn't high enough to burn or melt anything. The wires and aluminum foil actually help cure your polymer clay better since it heats up and cures it from the inside. I couldn't tell you about a kiln though, because I never used any ^^'
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Malisho Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! And, tutorial for noses and paws specifically maybe? :) Love your stuff :)
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you like my work! Maybe I'll so some more tutorials one day..! In the meantime, here's some good ones I found already on DA about paws:

www.deviantart.com/art/Canine-…

www.deviantart.com/art/How-to-…
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Malisho Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One more question.. do you ever bake certain parts of your sculpture and add on after? Like do the head bake, body, bake etc? If you do, how do you go about blending the clay with the baked parts so there are no obvious joining marks? And what kind of paint do you use and any certain techniques you use for painting, I attempted painting one of my sculptures today with regular acrylic paint, didn't go so well, it's super obvious. :P Sorry for picking your brain :)
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes I do that sometimes! But only bake for 10-15 min at a time when you plan on putting new clay on baked clay. Otherwise it won't stick to it at all! X( smudge the new clay as much as you can and sand it after baking. You shouldn't have any problems with join marks if you do that :) 

I use craft paints on my sculptures, the 'ceramcoat' brand. The normal acrylics that comes in tubes are for canvas work and are too thick for sculptures. It ends up sticky and peals off really easily.

no problem at all! Glad I can help :D
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Malisho Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait.. what are the eyeballs made of? Also where do you get your tools?
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They are pre baked sculpey balls. The shaper tools come from my local art store (usually in the paintbrush section) and the loop tools are handmade with wires and guitar strings. ^^
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Malisho Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you pre make the balls yourself and then bake them? And then add them to the sculpture later? 
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! :) it's much easier to work on the eyes like that!
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