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Wolf Tutorial
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Published: February 28, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 SgtMilenko
A walk-through/tutorial of my new sculpture, the wolf:



Brief my ASS. -_- This seems to be a common pattern among my tutorials, intending to make something short and then ending up with another "huge ass tutorial".

Download for best view!

For this tutorial you will need:
- Foil
- Wire
- Wooden Base
- Paints
- Super Sculpey

Optional, but preferred:
- Sculpey Firm
- Airbrush
- Airbrush Paints
- Different metallic and wooden tools
- Turpentine

+ Crap loads of different glitter/glow paints if you're into that kind of wolves... :unimpressed:

If you haven't already, make sure to read my other tutorials first! Be sure to especially check out the Textures-tutorial, I used the hair-part to texture the fur of the wolf.







Now I'll be collecting my reward for sitting still for hours in the form of MW3.... :smoking:
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PrettySkitty16Student Digital Artist
Looking forward to clay modelling
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StarSpirit5Hobbyist General Artist
This is KICK ASS!!! <3 it!!
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AroleeHobbyist General Artist
Dx You are amazing! I'm so jealous! :D
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Aww thank you :)
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AroleeHobbyist General Artist
:iconpelvicthrustplz:
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esnym Digital Artist
My clay is really soft and it makes it hard to make details. XD I am in awe of you.
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
No wonder, add some Sculpey firm into your Super Sculpey,- this will make the clay easier to work with.
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esnym Digital Artist
:D thanks for the tip!
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xStealingTheStarsxHobbyist Traditional Artist
is super sculpey polymer clay or clay that you use a kiln to bake? Just wondering since I barely know what a kiln is ;)
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
it's polymer clay (oil based clay) that you can bake in your own home oven.

Kiln is reserved mainly for water based clays.
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does the foil burn when it's baked?
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Nope, which is why I recommend using foil and nothing else! Foil is very easily manipulated and it has a good surface to lay clay on.
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Crafty-MagicHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pretty amazing! Great work.
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Thanks man :)
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Crafty-MagicHobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome!!
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TisAwesomeHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. O_o I need to try this sometime XD It looks wonderful.
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Sculpting man, such a rewarding hobby. I tell everyone interested to try it out, at least once!
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richardaldanaHobbyist Digital Artist
does it matter on what clay you use? becuse while looking at these tutorials, i see everyone uses the gray clay and layers it with the beige stuff.
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
It's completely up to you. What people are doing when they add layers of gray clay, is they are first creating a stronger base for the details (the gray stuff is Sculpey Firm, its harder than the beige clay), and then adding a layer of Super Sculpey (which is softer and easier to sculpt details on).
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richardaldanaHobbyist Digital Artist
ok, because i bought super sculpey and I needed to know.
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deidaraart5Professional Digital Artist
You may want to work on your fur sculpting, or more, the blending of it. Currently they look more like scales than fur (which if it were a dragon wolf, would be AWESOME) due to how separated the bunches are. Blending them more together slightly and such would probably help the fur look softer and more fur like C: The way the tutorial itself is set up is great though; very easy to follow!
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
For this wolf I wanted to go with a more cartooney style than realistic. I figured over-exaggerating the fur patterns would make it easier for people to spot them. For a non-tutorial piece I would maybe go with realism (this one just simply took too much time to sculpt).
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PaintedPeachesStudent General Artist
Wow! First I scrolled through it briefly to see the progress and I was blown away. c: I went back to go and read it all. This must be quite heavy in the hand. But it's just so wow~
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Thank you! :D
Quick poll if you have the time: Do you think I should show the result first before explaining how it's done?
I've been wondering about it for a while now.
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