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Hello All!

In case you haven't seen yet, I have begun creating and uploading sculpting tutorials.  I started with how to paint a sculpture, followed by how to build an armature.  Be sure to check them out and stay tuned for several more in the coming months.

Tutorial : Painting a Sculpture by emilySculpts(Painting a Sculpture) Tutorial : Building an Armature for a Sculpture by emilySculpts(Building an Armature)

These are being created in a walkthrough style, rather than step-by-step.  I will be giving overviews in these free tutorials, which will be enough information to get you started.  If you are interested in learning more, my book on sculpting is due for completion in the first quarter of 2013.  Keep an eye out for more details on how you can purchase this book.

I also am starting to upload some high res images of my tree dragon sculptures to my print shop to get some merchandise going.  I just released my "Year in Tree Dragons" calendar that you should definitely check out if you haven't seen it yet.  I also plan on hitting some more items with these images so keep watching!

Calendar : A Year in Tree Dragons by emilySculpts


~~~COMMISSIONS   :thumb302088685:  NOW OPEN!!!~~~~

Don't forget, I am officially now open for sculpture commissions. I am open to just about everything from pet portraits to (non-anthro) character sculpts to faux taxidermy busts and mechanical birds. Prices start as low as $50 ($35 for MLPs!), with only half payment due up front!  Head over to and click on the "buy" link to get started!


Information Desk

Website    The Forest Emperor Wordpress Blog

Blog  Emily Coleman @ Wordpress      Facebook  Emily Coleman @ Facebook

Twitter  Emily Coleman @ Twitter    Tumblr Emily Coleman @  Tumblr

Prints and More  EmilySculpts @ Society6     Sculpture Shop EmilySculpts  @ Etsy


Materials and Tools

My larger sculptures are made using Aves Apoxie Sculpt and/or Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam.  My maquettes are constructed using Super Sculpey, a polymer clay.  I also work with Monster Clay and create molds/casts from these sculpts.

My armatures consist of household aluminum foil, as well as aluminum armature wire.  I paint with Delta Ceramcoat craft acrylic paints, using both an airbrush and hand brushes.


All sculpture photos are taken by my Husband, Joe Coleman :iconphantom42:
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Lasumasen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Your work is just incredible and inspiring. I've been admiring it for a while and I just wanted to say that you are amazing. I know if someone says they are looking for a sculpture creation I will absolutely send them your way!
emilySculpts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, thank you so much! i really appreciate that :)
iheartcutestuffs Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
aaah! that's awesome! I just discovered you by chance. You work looks great! I'm already looking forward to your future book. :D
emilySculpts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
Jarreth Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Loving the tutorials - thankyou for them - love the painting one as I've just started experimenting with painting polymer clay - and I love the finish it can give.

Just wondering you mentioned the plastikote sandable primer - I read somewhere that the propellants in the cans can sometimes affect the clay - but I guess if you use it you must trust it - I'll have to give it a go as the fairy figure I made I built up an undercoat layer by doing 4 or 5 seperate layers of white acrylic.

Looking forward to a 'painting with an airbrush' tut maybe ( hint hint ! lol )

Thankyou again ^_^
emilySculpts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am so glad they are helping you out! I have never had any problems with plastikote. Sometimes I get a bit of a "grainy" surface, but I just sand it away. I have had problems with some primers not drying all the way, leaving a tacky surface (not plastikote though). I've never heard anything about the propellants reacting with the clay, could be true. I do know that enamel based paints don't react well with Sculpey and leave a tacky surface. I would recommend always doing a test spray on a baked piece of Sculpey before spraying your actual piece.

An airbrush tutorial isn't very likely as I can't STAND using mine haha. Honestly, the only time I use it is on my large scale pieces. How people get such control of an airbrush on small scale pieces is beyond me.

Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it!
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