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This week we will be featuring 3 very different, but very talented artist which I would like to share with you all today.
lonelysouthpaw

 
lonelysouthpaw is a self taught hobbyist who enjoys to create sculpts of original and custom designs of many sorts. They are currently attending a graduate school, and tries their best to fit in time to create some awesome miniatures in their spare time. lonelysouthpaw started sculpting in 2012 when spare time was more available before their course at graduate school. They started out with polymer clay and the hobby has become a sort of addiction ever since, and cl
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Ruby
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I like to pinch n' paint clay :)
Hi guys! Figured it has been a while since my last update and I just wanted to introduce/re-introduce a little about myself and my work :)

A background
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I started sculpting back in 2012. I picked it up while in a lull of boredom by accident when a good friend suggested I pick up some polymer clay at the local craft store. I have been addicted to the craft ever since! I am completely self-taught and enjoy sculpting pieces of original, fan-inspired, and custom designs.

Sculpt, bake, then some color. 
I use oven-bake polymer clay for all my sculpts. Each piece is individually sculpted, baked in a clay-dedicated oven, detailed with acrylics, and then topped off with a layer of gloss varnish for protection and a finishing shine. I usually use white or translucent clay since I enjoy painting on the details but I also dabble in the use of colored clay on occasion. 

Tools of the trade.
For sculpting: My two hands as most fellow crafters would say! I also use a variety of wooden shaping tools and my Xacto knife to help with smoothing and sharp or angular details. Wire armature is occasionally used in my larger pieces. For painting: I use a variety of artist-grade acrylics, chalk pastels for pieces with a more blended appearance, and a ton of teeny tiny brushes! 

A theme of sorts. 
Many of my favorite cartoon shows, video games, and movies of the past and present are the foundations of my work. As a self-proclaimed video game junkie and child at heart, I thoroughly enjoy making familiar characters with a little twist of emotion, pose, and personality. I've also started creating my own original sculpts as well over the past few years. I mostly enjoy making stand-alone miniatures, totems, sculptures, and even wedding toppers. On rare occasion, I also dabble in making small charms and jewelry. 

Claybies?
I like to call my creations clay babies, or claybies for short!

Lonely Southpaw? 
Just a nickname I created a while back. I am indeed left-handed :)

My work. 
You can find much of my work here on dA but also at the sites below: 
Instagram New Icon  Instagram 
Facebook  Facebook 
:etsy:  Etsy 



I'll add more Q&As as I see fit. You are welcome to ask Q's/comments/etc in the comment section below :thanks:

Ruby (lonelysouthpaw)
southpawclaybies@gmail.com

* Updated 3/5/17 *

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lonelysouthpaw Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! You do the same :)
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JoshVita Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
Merry Christmas Merry christmas everybody 
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lonelysouthpaw Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Happy belated Christmas to you as well! 
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JoshVita Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Thank you! i got a letter 
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Bimmi1111 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the pinkymon :la:
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lonelysouthpaw Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! :D (Big Grin) 
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RazNAD Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait...
your name si Ruby
my name si Rudy La la la la 
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ToxicAsylum Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your claybies are so adorable! You are very skilled. have a llama!
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