Roughly around 2 inches tall, this little fellow is guarding two rough amethyst points by holding them dearly pressed against himself. Hand sculpted with polymer clay, and then painted with acrylic paints, this guy is a one of a kind sculpture who would love to live in your home (and mooch off of you)
This is a commission of Rainbow Dash on her cloud I just finished. Her chest is not lumpy like the picture shows. It is just a reflection from the cloud because she is so shiny, Her chest area is nice and smooth. It's about 7 inches wide.
It's made out of polymer clay and painted and sealed with acrylic.
QUESTIONS? Please visit my FAQ page [link] before asking questions about techniques and materials. Just about every question I get is covered there. Iím not trying to be rude, I just get tired of answering the same questions over and over
FOR SALE [link] So this was actually my first test on the baby oriental dragon design, but he and his brother came out rather adolescent looking. They were too long and narrow to be babies, so further experimenting was done til I found the right baby proportions [link] . I really love this little guy though. He's got such a sweet little face, and he's SO FLUFFY! He's like a teen dragon I guess
Anyway, he and his brother are both available through ebay auctions until Wednesday night (July 10th) for anyone interested.
Commissions are closed indefinitely, but my pricing guide can be found here: [link]
QUESTIONS??? Please visit my FAQ page [link] before asking questions about techniques and materials. Just about every question I get is covered there. I’m not trying to be rude, I just get tired of answering the same questions over and over
----------------------------------------- Commissions are CLOSED indefinitely, but a rough pricing guide can be found here: Pricing Guide 2014
QUESTIONS??? Please visit my FAQ page dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.… before asking questions about techniques and materials. Just about every question I get is covered there. I’m not trying to be rude, I just get tired of answering the same questions over and over
Derpy Hooves shrugs on her crystal studded muffin! Loves working on the hair for this one - I looked for buns that sort of looked like muffins! and painting her shiny! the pics don't do the shiny and crystals justice ^^
1. Basic Armature - I started with a 7” wood base. I drilled 3 holes and used epoxy to glue 3 thick wires into place, one for each totoro! I used hot glue to attach foil to the base to build up the ground that the totoros are standing on.
2. Building Up the Base (Super Sculpey)/More Armature - Before I can worry about the proportions of my characters, I want to make sure the ground is in place so I can keep the heights accurate. I also attached some thin wire for the arms, leaves, and umbrella. These thinner wires were wrapped around the thick posts and hot glued into place.
3. Bulk Out with Foil - Totoros are bulky guys! I made sure to use a lot of foil so I didn’t burn through clay too quickly. Getting the shape right on the large totoro in particular was very tricky. He looked like a potato for a long time.
4. Main Forms Sculpted (Sculpey Firm) - It may seem like I skipped a step here, and I sorta did. But there wasn’t a whole lot to look at before I finished building up all the main forms. With simple characters like this, I find I can’t get the overall shape right until I start adding in some of the features. The features give me reference points to work off of so I can more accurately sculpt the overall form.
5. Texture and Details - Wires were added for the whiskers and the umbrella was fully formed using more wire and apoxie sculpt to hold them in place. Details like the claws and leaves were added. I also decided to give the large totoro a light fur texture to make him stand out from the rest of the piece a bit.
6. Baked and Sanded - This sanded up so nicely! I was very excited. The umbrella was created using glassine and mod podge. This is a technique you can read all about in my new book (see below for more info).
7. Spray Primer - A nice coat of gray primer helps even out the the surface and gives everything a nice, cohesive appearance. This will also help the paint stick better to the baked clay.
9. Base Coats Applied - Base coats take so long to paint as they need to be done in thin layers. This was the result of around 1.5 hours of painting. However, everything moved pretty quickly afterwards.
And of course the finished piece can be seen to the right. I applied gloss coat to the eyes, noses, and teeth of the characters as well as the stream and the bottom edge of the base. This adds nice contrast.
COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED! New orders will be taken bi-monthly on a first come first serve basis starting in May 2013. To be fair to everyone, there will be no waiting list. Go here to sign up for an e-mail notification when commissions slots become available. You may also read my current pricing information on this page and place a quote request. Additionally, you may view my commissions policy here (must be read before placing a quote request). Please do not submit commission inquiries through deviantArt as it can easily get lost.
Here are 's two sculptures of her beautiful German Shepherd Dogs, Phoenix and Zoey! They are gorgeous dogs and while painting them, I believe I have fallen in love with the breed all over again. German Shepherd's rule!
If you'd like a sculpture of your own pet, character, or fursona, check out my journal entry for pricing.