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this is a small clip from my claymation I'm working on. Its not really a claymation but the process of how I make a sculpture.

This is how I've gotten so far, I started on January 20th and three months later I've completed the fur and I just need to finish the swords and then, I'm halfway done. :phew: I could have gotten this all done in probably one week with no school, two to three weeks during school, if I wasn't doing the claymation.

BTW: The video might not work... I think you have to download it to see it... :shrug: This is just a small test.

I'm hoping to get the next part done by mid April, but that's unlikely.

and advice is welcome and greatly appreciated.
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downmainstreet's avatar
what type of clay do you use?
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gryphonsshadow|Student Traditional Artist
I used super sculpey for this one, now I've been mixing super sculpey with scupey firm so I can choose how firm I want the clay to be. this clay is oven baked clay as well so I can harden it in the oven, but if you want to do a claymation you could use plasticine or other molding non-drying clays.
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downmainstreet's avatar
cool idk what brand i use...
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gryphonsshadow|Student Traditional Artist
are you looking for a new brand to try?
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TTANY-BRI|Student Artist
god that's amazing is it backed ? and how did you do the fur would of taken me years!!
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gryphonsshadow|Student Traditional Artist
thanks, yeah it got baked but I ended up not liking the sculpt and not finishing it. the fur is actually quite simple you get a clay gun that makes small rolls of clay, cut those rolls to the right size and them place them on the sculpture one at a time. you can see I use a similar technique here but with triangle shaped pieces instead of rolls of clay:[link]

over all this method of placing fur takes only a few days. :) I think I have an animation of putting the fur on but I can't remember where I put the file. :(
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TTANY-BRI|Student Artist
oh du a clay gun that's .. how didn't i thing of that.. thanks ill have to look at getting one,,,, its sad that the backing didn't turn out well that , in my eyes is the hardest part ( i do it at home and trying to make it all not loos stability and shape is hard some times )my native woman in dress she's bent over from falling , so i know it's sad wen i doesn't turn out well.
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gryphonsshadow|Student Traditional Artist
yeah, it always helps to have a really strong armature.
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Suki1's avatar
:clap: Its so coo-ol, this took three months? It was worth the wait.
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gryphonsshadow|Student Traditional Artist
thanks, though this is just a sneak peek. ;) the final version will be much better, except in the beginning, 'cause I didn't know what I was doing.
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pro-mole|Hobbyist General Artist
The model looks very impressive. The video, I'll have to download and watch later, the format is not supported here in these computers.

But, really, the fur is looking awesome!
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gryphonsshadow|Student Traditional Artist
thanks, and its good to know you can't download it with your computer, I'll be uploading the final version on YouTube when its finish.
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Wow! Great job! Think, BLUE SKY studios or any of the big ones because I believe when you are out of school you will be working for one of them.

Good Job!
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gryphonsshadow|Student Traditional Artist
thanks, and I might be working for one those big companies later on, though I'm heading leaning towards art teaching more. But ether way, I know I have to do some kind of work that involves art.
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What ever you do,art teacher or animation you will be good at it because you are not afraid of hard work and you have a passion.
Never stop working toward your goal because before you know it,you will have achieved it :)
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