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How to sculpt a head / face mask

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Have you seen my other tutorials?



For example, the head of my posable gryphon doll Arimas was made this way!



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Ravica's avatar
which type/thicness of wire do you prefer for a posable but lasting doll? :)
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
There a multiple wires for multiple type of dolls/features. I use galvanized wire in different strengths.
CaIi-J0ck-Pi3rr3's avatar
can you tell me how to do the body?
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
Also here, take some minutes to search for tutorials. Most of them are perfectly explained and helpful in terms of making the body of a doll!
ArolinaK's avatar
oh my God... thank you for all your tutorials, that's exactly what I needed <3
ValiantShadow's avatar
So, you bake the plaster and the clay together correct?  And in a conventional cooking oven, the plaster won't catch fire?
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
Yes, you bake the plaster with the clay in a normal cooking oven. The plaster does not catch fire at this low temperature, but should be supervised and not left alone while in the oven. Though the plaster will get brown after a few bakings and should be replaced.
ValiantShadow's avatar
Okay, thank you so much.
MochaCheetah's avatar
I have a question- I'm making a mini art doll of a sloth, and I want to make a body, and also want his arms to pose- how would I do that? I'm using this picture as reference- it would mean a lot of you could help!

LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
Twist two wires in their middle together, so it looks like a "X". Then just use Super Sculpey or Apoxie to form the claws, sew a body around it and attach the head :meow: There are a couple good tutorials here on DA that can help you! This for example: www.deviantart.com/art/Armatur…
MochaCheetah's avatar
Thank you! This definitely helps!
RRedolfi's avatar
Excellent tutorial! Thank you very much :D
Fetting's avatar
You're tutorials are awesome! I've been looking for info just like this!! Thank you so much!

BTW what kind of wire do you use for an armature?
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
Thank you very much! I'm glad you find my tutorials helpful.

I used flower wire for the armature!
Fetting's avatar
Wonderful, thanks. (:
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Animus-Panthera's avatar
The floral foam is fine in the oven?
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
Yes, it should be alright, i had no problems with it. You should just open the windows while and after baking, cause the foam smells a little bit. If you are not sure about that, use some aluminum foil instead of foam. But always cover your base completely with plaster. Don't leave a gap! Foam (especially styro-foam) expands in heat and can crack your base and your sculpey work, if not completely covered!
Animus-Panthera's avatar
Thank you! That is very useful. ^_^
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
You're welcome! Let me know if you were successful! :meow:
Animus-Panthera's avatar
I certainly will! It might be a while before I have the time- I just started a new job- but I have a project in mind for trying it out!
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