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Tiger And Wolf Sculpts - WIP by WildSpiritWolf Tiger And Wolf Sculpts - WIP by WildSpiritWolf
For all those who enjoy my WIP pics, you're in luck; here's another. For those who prefer seeing my finished works, give me a few more days. ;)

This is the wolf and tiger that will be inhabiting this base that I previously showed everyone:



I finished sculpting the wolf today and most of the tiger (which happened after these photos were taken), but my thumb got sore to the point where it was affecting my work so I put it aside and put in some work on a B&W tribal picture instead.

So for everyone who has asked me how I get my sculptures so smooth, I do this by smoothing out the clay with my fingers, but, as I realized today, it is actually the outside of my right thumb that does most of this. And that turns to be too much rubbing for my poor thumb when I try to sculpt more than one animal in a single day.

More pics later. Hopefully the next ones will be the completed topper. And yes, all my sculptures start out looking like the tiger, all lumpy and deformed. The wolf started off just as silly looking as the tiger. It's amazing what a change they go through as I work them. I love watching the transformation take shape. :)

And the finished topper:




Clay: Super Sculpey
Size: Wolf about 5 inches long



I'm currently OPEN for sculpture commissions so if you'd like to see your character or pet sculpted or would like a custom topper for your wedding cake, please check out my commission info here: [link]
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:iconwahyuprot:
wahyuprot Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!!!
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:iconbluebeyondmad:
BlueBeyondMad Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What type of clay is this? :)
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017
Super Sculpey oven-bake clay. :)

--WildSpirit
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:iconderpyhoovesmuffinzzz:
Lol naked rats head XD Unfinished I'm guessing
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:iconal-ie-n:
AL-IE-N Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The tiger's in-completed face looks like a naked rats head
lol
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:iconxxanimalartistxx:
xXAnimalArtistXx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Whats wrong with tiger it gives me creeps D:
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Haha, it's fine... just hadn't been completed yet. :D

--WildSpirit
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:iconxxanimalartistxx:
xXAnimalArtistXx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Oh lol
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:iconredpineapple1:
RedPineapple1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maigawd how do you smooth out the clay? xD
and the outcome is amazing ^^
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I use the sides of my thumbs to smooth it out.  And thanks!  :D

--WildSpirit
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:iconhowlforlife:
HowlForLife Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What Material is this called? Also is it hard to work with?
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
It's oven-bake Super Sculpey and it is easier to work with than the standard Sculpey because it is firmer and higher quality. :)

--WildSpirit
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:iconhowlforlife:
HowlForLife Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I think I am going to look for some of it and try it out!:D
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:iconthesilvereyedlombax:
TheSilverEyedLombax Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is sooo cool! :) P.S. That's funny, I also put my "working in progress" sculptures on my laptop! XD
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:icondiamondstace:
DiamondStace Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Figures you do for fun or for work?
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Work.

--WildSpirit
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:icondarknessarise392596:
darknessarise392596 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
would you please please please make a tutorial!!!!! pretty please
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Please check out my FAQ section found here: [link] I have a lot of art tips and stuff in there for anyone who's interested. :)

--WildSpirit
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:icondarknessarise392596:
darknessarise392596 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconwolflove2011:
wolflove2011 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
how do you make them so smooth??!
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I smooth them with the side of my thumb.

--WildSpirit
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:iconwolflove2011:
wolflove2011 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
ok thanks
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:iconcatinindyanna:
catinindyanna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that Sculpy?
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
It's Super Sculpey.

--WildSpirit
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:iconcatinindyanna:
catinindyanna Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew it :)
It's turning out really well!
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:iconkorvuus:
Korvuus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How do you build it up to the finished product? Do you just put it on the wire and build it?
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
The wire is shaped first and I then bunch aluminum foil around it. Then comes the clay and sculpting. :)

--WildSpirit
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:iconmtmissycat:
MTMissyCat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what clay do you use?
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Super Sculpey.

--WildSpirit
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:iconmtmissycat:
MTMissyCat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconwubcats:
Wubcats Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol another mac user :D
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:iconashenpelt:
Ashenpelt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What kind of clay did you use to make this?
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Super Sculpey.

--WildSpirit
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:iconbekahbear999:
bekahbear999 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
This looks great! Its amazing how that little lump of a head turns into a beautiful Tiger face. ^^ I have no idea how you do it, I've sculpted a few times, and you make it seem so easy. How long have you been doing these types of things? What tools do you use for the details?
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I started regularly sculpting in 2005 but my fist sculpt back in 2004 was this little guy: [link] and I use my fingernails and the tip of a metal compass for the details. :)

This gallery has all my past sculptures: [link]

--WildSpirit
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:iconbekahbear999:
bekahbear999 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Wow thats a while ago, no wonder your so good! :)

Your sculptures are really great! I hope Ill be as good as you are someday. :D
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:iconwolfsouled:
wolfsouled Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist
Hi! Can I ask you something I didn't find on the FAQ section?
I want to buy some Super Clay, but in my country it doesn't exist :(
Luckyly, my aunt lives there and I asked her if she could send me some by mail.
My "problem" is, I don't wanna bother her all the time, but I don't want to be working and then realize I'm soon gonna be out of clay without being able to finish my work..
So here's my question:
How much clay do you use out of a 1LB package for one average sculpture? :)
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
There are four layers of clay in a Super Sculpey box and I generally use about one to one and a half of these layers per animal sculpture. Hope that helps. :)

--WildSpirit
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:iconwolfsouled:
wolfsouled Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh yes it does! Thank you very much! :lol:
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:iconwolfxdlove:
wolfXDlove Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute
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:iconjuanitawolf:
juanitawolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
what material you use????
i need to find it
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Please check out my FAQ section found here: [link] I have a lot of art tips and stuff in there for anyone who's interested. :)

--WildSpirit
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:icontaravia:
Taravia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you make this?!
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Yes, I made these. :nod:

--WildSpirit
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:icontaravia:
Taravia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like.. with yor own hands???!!! AMAZING!!
You have to tell me were i can get this stuff!!!
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Arts and craft stores.

--WildSpirit
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:icontaravia:
Taravia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooo, i van just go buy stuff like this?
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:iconwildspiritwolf:
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Yes, it looks like this: [link]

--WildSpirit
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:icontaravia:
Taravia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awsome!
Thanx!!!
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:iconsilvertwolf:
silvertwolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
con que material trabajas para hacer estas hermosas esculturas?
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