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Jenny014b by sharpenr Jenny014b :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 7 5 Jenny014a by sharpenr Jenny014a :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 5 6 Jenny007 by sharpenr Jenny007 :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 7 5 Jenny006 by sharpenr Jenny006 :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 3 0 Jenny005 by sharpenr Jenny005 :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 7 0 JennyBack004. by sharpenr JennyBack004. :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 8 4 Jenny002 by sharpenr Jenny002 :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 8 2 Jenny001 by sharpenr Jenny001 :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 7 5 3. FlatBrush+Diluent by sharpenr 3. FlatBrush+Diluent :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 1 9 2. WireTriangleTool by sharpenr 2. WireTriangleTool :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 3 7 1. RoundedWireTool by sharpenr 1. RoundedWireTool :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 2 0 QeyuuBack18wip.jpg by sharpenr QeyuuBack18wip.jpg :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 7 3 RedHotAmyFront.jpg by sharpenr RedHotAmyFront.jpg :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 369 179 RedHotAmyRight.jpg by sharpenr RedHotAmyRight.jpg :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 79 17 RedHotAmyLftBack.jpg by sharpenr RedHotAmyLftBack.jpg :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 48 13 AmyCleanedUp1.jpg by sharpenr AmyCleanedUp1.jpg :iconsharpenr:sharpenr 83 59


businesscard picture by asa-baijan businesscard picture :iconasa-baijan:asa-baijan 14 11 YinYang Tuttz by EricNocellaDiaz YinYang Tuttz :iconericnocelladiaz:EricNocellaDiaz 4 6 Sonic by asa-baijan Sonic :iconasa-baijan:asa-baijan 8 5 Pinkie Pie by asa-baijan Pinkie Pie :iconasa-baijan:asa-baijan 37 24 Kill the Samurai by NickSwift Kill the Samurai :iconnickswift:NickSwift 1,253 40 Kat 2017 03 18 by jollyjack Kat 2017 03 18 :iconjollyjack:jollyjack 1,875 180 Commission Nude Girl 01 03-2017 by KimiSz
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Commission Nude Girl 01 03-2017 :iconkimisz:KimiSz 605 34
Trip of IT by jollyjack
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Trip of IT :iconjollyjack:jollyjack 1,135 219
Holiday Falcons by EricNocellaDiaz Holiday Falcons :iconericnocelladiaz:EricNocellaDiaz 3 4 Lifeguard Girl Doodle by KimiSz Lifeguard Girl Doodle :iconkimisz:KimiSz 563 28 Laundry Day by KimiSz Laundry Day :iconkimisz:KimiSz 2,383 111 -WIP- by RetardedDogProductns -WIP- :iconretardeddogproductns:RetardedDogProductns 7 8 SU: Jasper Sculpture by Arnne SU: Jasper Sculpture :iconarnne:Arnne 146 27 Star Blood Moon Sk by 14-bis Star Blood Moon Sk :icon14-bis:14-bis 617 34 Gamer Kitty by Zombiesmile Gamer Kitty :iconzombiesmile:Zombiesmile 6,235 443 LWA Amanda wip02 by celsoryuji LWA Amanda wip02 :iconcelsoryuji:celsoryuji 16 4


  • Listening to: IPod collection
  • Reading: Stephen Feist
  • Watching: Adventure Time! with Finn and Jake
  • Playing: Not lately
  • Eating: Not much
  • Drinking: Grape Juice
 The basic philosophy. Learn anatomy! Or at least Anatomical shapes. Knowing a bit about structure and musculature helps to knit a character together. Even if that character is a bunch of tubes and boxes, tying them together in a natural way can reside in that knowledge.
 In working out a character, collect your research and if you're working on an exact pose from photo or art: Size It To The Figure You're Going To Sculpt! That is, Print out the size of the sculpture you want to make and print it on cardstock. There is NO more valuable tool than a cut close picture, that you can place directly behind your sculpture as you work on it. If you look at Jenny001.jpg in my gallery, you can see that I've worked out the armature WITHIN the art. This is even more useful if you are trying to duplicate the actual pose in the art. Since I am creating an original pose from the static figure, I use it only in measuring out the length of body and limbs. However I'm also using about 4 more pieces of art that are printed out to the size of the sculpt for reference, and often hold them right behind the sculpt to gauge the measurements.
 Work out a basic structure over the armature! Detail comes later. As you go along you will start to rough out detail, but assume that it is a temporary thing. The main goal is to get a natural body structure and pose. Even before clothing the body MAKES the clothing work. In the case of Jenny the robot, who has a metal body, I've worked out several rough details. What you don't see is the number of times I've eradicated that detail to change the body structure again so that the detail looks "right" on it. So structure comes first, pose second, and FINAL detail comes last.
 Last, don't be afraid to rework the pose. If it doesn't look right, you have to be willing to go in and wrench a body part into a different position or take a pair of needle nose and move the armature around in the clay so that its not so close to a surface [which often happens at joints]. I had to remove Jenny's arms armature 2 times to reposition them below her neck properly. This cost me more than half a day, but now the body measures out properly and I can get the correct pose. When you try to sculpt around a problem, you always come back TO that problem.
 All of the tools I use are in my scraps for those interested and I hope this helps budding sculptors out a bit.


United States
Current Residence: Midwest
Favourite genre of music: Rock Ballad/Classical/Anime'/Soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Cartoon & Manga
Operating System: Mac OS
MP3 player of choice: IPod
Wallpaper of choice: Jenny XJ-9
Favourite cartoon character: Star Butterfly
Personal Quote: If it's broke, it can be fixed...eventually.



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Foxiso Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Filmographer
say do you do sculpting comissions ? if yes do you have infos to show me?
sharpenr Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
So sorry, I've been working through some health issues and have only just started getting back to my own projects.
Foxiso Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Student Filmographer
don't worry dear ^^ everyone has a life to do in the mean time ^^, but I hope you're ok now and that you're doing well ^^
asa-baijan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the Fav!
asa-baijan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the Fav and the watch!!!! I much appreciate it!!!
sharpenr Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
No prob, not a lot of miniturust's out there.
asa-baijan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
And I much appreciate having someone to learn from :)
sharpenr Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Not really a miniturist myself. You might consider getting the finest steel piano wire you can find {mostly found in hobby stores for flying wooden airplanes} and make a tiny loop and triangle tool glued into a small shaft, for sculpting your characters. some of the wire gets down to the thickness of a few hairs.
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kittyelfie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Your sculptures are all very nice.
sharpenr Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Thank you so much.
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