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Sculpting Tutorial [see also Head Sculpting Tutorial] by ~Kurokono -- Suggester's words: Both tutorials are easy to read, filled with practical tips, and have plenty of great photos/imagery. The artist put a lot of thought into their tutorials and it really shows.
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Sculpting Tutorial

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In this tutorial Ill be going over some basics of sculpting.
Its huge, so its best if you download it.
Comments appreciated, painting tutorial on its way.
Pour vouz who asked for the head tutorial, please go here:
[link]
Click here [link] for the finished product!

Id LOVE to see what you created using this tutorial, so if youd like please take the time to post your creation in the comments below.



EDIT: I woke up this morning and noticed I had 300 new messages since 8 hours ago ("wtf did I not take my pills last night...?"), and first thing I see on my reply sack is "Congratz on the DD..."
I swear guys, Christmas isnt for another 4 months!
Im not quite sure how to begin to thank you all...



Image details
Image size
704x15461px 4.83 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Aug 10, 2010, 4:38:32 PM
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gamerwhit's avatar
Did you buy like a legit other oven for clay baking? Or do you still eat out of that one?
PrettySkitty16's avatar
Thanks!
I am plannng on sculpting my first art :D
MyVisionArt's avatar
Nice, great left 4 dead figure.
Deadaccountuwu's avatar
the words are fuzzy what type of clay did you use
Gosseta's avatar
as I do for super sculpey not to be so hard and with this color?
LittleCrimsonR's avatar
Is the temp in Celsius or Fahrenheit? Because I can't get my oven to go that low and my little guy is ready to bake.
SgtMilenko's avatar
The temperatures shown here are all Celsius. You really don't need a lot of heat to bake super sculpey.
Lin-Uzumaki's avatar
how do you color your sculpt?
SgtMilenko's avatar
I have not yet made a coloring tutorial since the method I use is not available for all fellow artists.
I do my paint work with a Badger Patriot airbrush, it is by far the best way to do your coloring.
RetardedDogProductns's avatar
I got an important question, i just got over my sculpture with turpentine (the clay is still soft) and i left it on air for about 1 day. Now i question is, if the sculpture still smells like turpentine is it dangerous to put in in the oven? If not, once i bake the sculpture will it still smell like turpentine? And is there a chance that  once  the sculpture is baked, will the oven smell like turpentine?
SgtMilenko's avatar
It's common for the sculpture to smell of turpentine even days after you've processed it. This might not be too appealing, but it is completely normal.
If the turpentine is non-flammable, you can bake the sculpture normally. Since this is your first time using turpentine, I would strongly recommend you keep a close eye on the sculpture while it's in the oven.
I have never had turpentine go wrong for me, but I would watch out for any signs of burning, bubbling or cracking.

The sculpture should not smell of turpentine once it comes out of the oven. It will however, have a distinctive smell to it once it's completely baked (not due to the turpentine, but the clay itself), but this will dissipate quite quickly.
No harm will come to the oven, nor will it smell like turpentine after you are done baking.

Sorry for the late reply.
RetardedDogProductns's avatar
Thanks! Actually i have flammable one and i've put it in the oven and nothing happened :D
Once again, thanks for the answer :D.
SgtMilenko's avatar
That's good to hear! Turpentine should be safe no matter what, but it doesn't hurt to be safe.
YammiYammi's avatar
Hi!
I liked your tutorial very much and I'd like to translate your tutorial into Russian, so that people from Russian-speaking countries can also make such beautiful things. May I translate it?
I'll write that it's your tutorial and give a link on this page of course!
SgtMilenko's avatar
Hi, that's a wonderful idea, and you have my full support!
I had a look through my raw folder to see if I could find the *.psd file for you, but so far it seems that it was lost when I swapped over to my SSD.
I'll keep looking for it, but in the mean time, don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.
YammiYammi's avatar
Oh) If you give me permission, I can cut this pictures from the tutorial and add them to the translated text. Also I'll give a link on your tutorial and your page here, so people will see the original)))))
P.S. I hope you understand, what I mean)))))) Sorry, English isn't my native language))))
SgtMilenko's avatar
That's absolutely fine, English isn't my native language either, but yours is great, I can understand you fine.
I give you full permission to do this. I wanted to give you the raw psd file, as that would have made your job a little bit easier (you would have had to just modify the text layers since they are not rasterized), but I still can't seem to find it. Just tell me if you need help with anything and I'll gladly get back to you :)
YammiYammi's avatar
thanks a lot!))))))))
cactuarZrule's avatar
These are all amazing. XD I don't sculpt, but I used to love doing it. :9
SgtMilenko's avatar
You should get back on it. Doctors orders.
failureelf's avatar
Hi there! Thanks for the great tutorial, it's really inspiring. However, I have an question. How do you guarantee the sculpture can stand on it's own without support? Thanks if you could answer!
SgtMilenko's avatar
Sorry for the late reply.
Here's something that I've learned during the years: You can never have a too sturdy skeleton for your sculpture,- if in doubt, add more support.
Getting a sculpture to stand on its on however, is a different thing. If you browse through my gallery, you will see that 99 % of my sculptures come with a base. This is partly because getting them to stand on their own is extremely difficult, but also risky. If you accidentally nudge the sculpture, it can come crashing down and get heavily damaged.
So my answer is no: Unless I know that the character will definitely be fine on its own (say if it was a figure sitting down or laying down), I would always include a base.
Moony-The-Dragon's avatar
Too broke to go buy super sculpey , will sculpey III work?
SgtMilenko's avatar
Sculpey III will be fine, and I would actually encourage you to experiment and find the right clay for you and your project.
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