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Karrion WIP by Sleetwealth Karrion WIP by Sleetwealth
Karrion 5" bust born Dec 13 2010

Another child bust. Probably the last one for the year.
I am still sculpting raven wings for her.
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love-replica Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Gosh these are so amazing ;_;
What are they made out of though? I'm curious - I'd love to start doing my own sculptures.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
polymer clay. There are lots of tutorials online.good luck :D
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
do you start with a mold you made and then branch off from that to create individual features in each sculpture? I am trying to figure out this process. I make much larger sculptures on mugs and faces, out of clay, which seems to be a very recalcitrant media at times!

especially when it cracks in drying!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I start with a ball of aluminum foil and build each face from scratch. I think my faces would be about mug size. The face alone is about 3"
I work in polymer clay wish doesnt have the issues of earth clays but it has its own annoying little quirks.
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
your work is so amazing! Polymer clays are expensive, tho. I get my clay 25 lbs for $12.50, and the price drops with each 100 lbs that you buy. What brand of polymer clay do you use and where do you buy it? I want to try it out. These don't have to be fired, right?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I buy my clay from here.
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Premo is the brand I use most often but, I sometimes mix brands.
This clay is baked in the oven at 275
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
thanks so much for this link. I've saved it into my Google Docs for whenI want to start working with polymer clay. Soft latex interest me also. I could make some pretty wicked looking masks out of my monsters.
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undrentide-shadow Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
what do you use for your models? they are amazing
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.Sometimes I use photo reference or old paintings for features. most of them look like me
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undrentide-shadow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
oh nice, what are they made of?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
They are sculpted of polymer clay
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Monustone Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
This is just.. oh.. I am mesmerized. I love how her neck is almost strained. Remind me of the nurses in silent hill. I cant wait til she is done? when will she done? she may beat "secret of plum" to the place as my deskboard wallpaper. I must say, you are one of my biggest inspirations as well as one of my favorite sculpturs all time.
How much do you sell theese for anyway? must be very expensive?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you sweety.Sorry to me late to reply. Um since I was trying to get her cast I cant paint her ahead of time. I want to get a preorder to get resin versions with glass eyes.
They sell for around $450. Dont know if she will beat Plum. Im kinda fond of her purpleness
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chris10belgium Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you have a shop (on Etsy or ..) ? I love your art!
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darcyie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Have been following your work up for ages! love your work... looking forward to seeing the wings... gr8 Gallery!!!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Darcyie, Thanks for following me!:D :heart:
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darcyie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
You're most welcome
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DragonLadyhere Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
WOW! Good Lord! Geez, that's a lotta detail! NICE; ah, purely in a morbid sort of fashion mind you.

Peace Always,
the DragonLady
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you I think.
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DragonLadyhere Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Oh---definitely a compliment to you my dear! Definitely a compliment.

Peace Always,
the DragonLady
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellant work!!I love the way you do the lips!!
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Cassius-balljoint Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Wow, such a pretty face! The details are lovely! :D
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :rose:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Classically beautiful and stunningly faceted; outstanding!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Sam. I tried to make her a bit more classical without losing grit.
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
That's it, yep-- GRIT!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Its one of my favorite things.Too much pretty turns my stomach.

My caster has been suggesting the classical bust style with stand and sculpted cloth environment.. To lift the figures from flat grounded and to work on more motion within the bust. The classical bust type is too boring traditional for me,but Im trying to devise something that will still be me and give the piece more sophistication.

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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Fantastic-- that sounds very exciting indeed! :faint:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Karrion I think is my first one who's going to be cast. Lea is requiring a lot of editing unfortunately.
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw man, I won't even SLEEP tonight...
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
What cause of Lea? I hope if does go too far. I sent the master and some parts of the coiled seaweed base were fragile. She wants to cut down the base a bit,but I really liked the unusual tall pillar look.
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Filosof-Linda Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I can't figure out what kind of clay you are using.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Its puppen fimo and Premo translucent polymer clays mixed.
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MeatRoots Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm loving that chest-piece. Painting it a burgandy-ish color?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Lots more work still to the chest styling.Not sure of colors yet but, I will be painting. One thing I wanted to do was flay her shoulder ala Fernando Vicente,but. Dont want to confuse the whole concept. I might have to save it for another one.
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Spanglerart Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the lips on this one.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Shes puckery like a little cherib of darkness:D
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Spanglerart Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this one on your blog
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You may have done this already but the first thing that came to my mind when i saw the setting in the chest was some clock work sprockets and such. may look nice. Just a thought.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Not a bad idea. I wasnt sure what Id put in there ,but I have been working on black and white clay insignia.

I havent done anything with gears. Ive always loved automatons and mechanical toys,but Ive shied away from "steampunk". I feel a certain inner tug of war there.
If I do use clockwork mechanisms I would want it functioning at least appearing to and to have purpose and significance in my imagery.
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Artemisia52 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I do so love following what you do! Can't wait to see how this one finishes up.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Susie! I adore your stuff too soul sistah!

I was hoping to get a neat popular one to have cast as an LTD resin. maybe her. But I have to make some sort of plinth that will be custom and not look too boring traditional.Kat Soto said I need something to lift them and add movement so, Im trying to switch up from the cut straight at the shoulders and do a sweetheart neckline..not sure how I feel about that yet.
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AmandaDayDolls Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow this looks amazing! :clap:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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StreamThroughNebula Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Looks fantastic so far! Love the detail in her chest area!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.Theres a ribbon laced though her chest and bird skulls in there. Looks a mite too much like a traditional tattoo,but Ill be adding more detail to it.
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StreamThroughNebula Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that' amazing! And when I looked at it, I didn'treally see a tattoo anyway, because of the depth.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks good. I was worried about that:)
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