Many friends had asked me "How do you make figurines, can you show me the process?" I had therefore made a tutorial that divided in several areas of the figurine while I was working on a self project, a project that wasn't base on commission, actually they were sort of work in progress. You may see a lot of photos taking during sculpting. It's long hours of work that I did beside my work. Please look for yourself and compare the differences of how it was made. I tried taking shoots as many as I can at the "turning points" in angles.
I know you might have a lot of questions, the materials, tools, methods... I would suggest you may look for my other tutorials for commonly asked questions. I don't really know how long this project may take. But I'll keep updated as it goes on. The pictures shown an angel figurine in progress. Enjoy!
Title: It has a title but I'm not going to say it now, please wait until you see the whole scene when nearly finish.
Material were used: Super Sculpey, jumbo paperclips, crazy glue, baby powder.
Please also refer to the following related tutorials:
Figurine WIP/ tutorial part 1 armatures and legs
Figurine WIP/ tutorial part 2 dress and folds
Figurine WIP/ tutorial part 3 wings
Figurine WIP/ tutorial part 4 wings
Figurine WIP\ tutorial part 5 the soldier + angel
Figurine WIP\ tutorial part 6 heads + base final
Final sculpture scene:
Bring the boy back homeby sculptor101
also what size/thickness wire would you use in this tutorial if the figure had to be 17 inches or so?
Do you usually make a casting from clay out of silicone mold? Or just make it for practice?
When I use wax, it is no problem as I don't use a wire. But with clay, it is driving me nuts.
It is great to see this figurine in the making. Also the second part is really good.
It's incredible, how you work those folds and shapes out of the naked sclupey. The feet are amazing, too!
I just don't really get, why you cut of her legs at the end. Is it to correct the angle or something?
I intent to make it like a 1/10 scale garage kit, so the molding will be a problem in legs. Also it's fun for self assembling. There will be many pieces with pin attachments in these figurines. I cut off the legs on purpose, you will see the next updates many parts might cut off, wings, hands, heads, base etc.
im very exited to see the further process.
And Thank you for sharing it, once more!
One litte question. For what do you use the glue? So that the new clay hold on to the baked clay? Or only to glue the parts back together? ^^
I guess that I had played with it for many years, so I know well how it could be formed.
The glue is very useful when apply soft clay on baked clay. But be very careful not putting to much, it "runs" fast! Or sometimes, when you apply the clay, it stays on but it moves after your tools are working on it, it creates air inside (between soft and hard clay) that bothers you, you may cut the soft clay open and put a very little drop into it with a paperclip or a needle.
Yes, It may glue the parts back on also.
So you really use the glue to connect the baked with the unbaked sculpey. Really interesting. For this purpose I use Translucent Liquid Sculpey but I think your method is cheaper ^^ I will give it a try : )