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lady blue front wip by Sleetwealth lady blue front wip by Sleetwealth
A closer pic so you can see her lovely eyes.
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tyrnau Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
good stuff
shantetoo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Lovely works. I used to sculpt plasticine but no longer have the space. I was wondering how you created the figurines..they are so delicate and beautiful and haunting. Having seen this image I get a better understanding of the process. An armature and additive sculpting. What do you use?
Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I use polymer clay. Several brands. it stays soft until it is heat cured. much better than plasticine! It comes in many colors you can mix and it takes paint well.
shantetoo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Does it keep the wet look naturally or is there something else you do to get that? There is a translucency to your figurines is that inherent in the material? You say it takes paint well...water based? also, I live in a condo with nowhere to work so how are the fumes of this material and how difficult is to clean afterwards? Also when it dries is it brittle....does it need to be fired? That was one of the problems with the plasticine I was using too brittle and could not be fired. Also where do you get those incredible eyes you use on the figurines? BTW Love your avatar! is there a bigger image of it somewhere?
Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I apply gloss for wet look. Some of the clays are opaque and some translucent,but you can mix to get the look you want. I use genesis heat set oils and pastels. You can use acrylics though. Dont use traditional oils.
No smell as you work.
There are no heavy fumes unless you burn it while curing and that is toxic. It is fired at 265 in a regular oven. It takes little space you can work anywhere. Soap and water or window cleaner clean up ,but there is little mess.

Once cured it is like plastic. It is breakable especialy in thin areas like ears and fingers. Dropping it or bending will break it,but it is not brittle if cured properly. Sculpy and prosculpt are the most breakable clays.

I make the eyes myself,but message me privately for more info.
The image in my avatar is "Voice of angel" she is in my gallery and scrap section without her hair.

Good luck . I sure you will be amazed by this medium!
Mortesque Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
helo:) your dolls are amazing!!! please tell me what are you using to make the body?
Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Its polymer clay.
Mortesque Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in-arts-we-trust Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
My, she is lovely!
gimpchrist Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
What materials do you use for skin, eyes and hair???
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