Finished the Polymer clay Martial Arts Sculpture now on to the next


With much trial and error I have finally finished this sculpture. I learned so much in doing this one and made a ton of mistakes. I’m hoping that I remember those goof ups next time.

 

I plan on trying to recreate my Grand-Daughter next and I’m sure that will be full of special challenges too but I’ll give it a go and see what happens. I hope you’ll follow me along the way and maybe learn something too. I’m going to post step by step pics of the process so you can see how I do it from the very beginning. I have ordered some supplies and as soon as they arrive I’ll be starting the new sculpture. Should be around Wednesday or Thursday I think.

A good friend on mine (Harry Wood of Oscar crow) has offered to send me an anatomy book which will help a great deal in getting things right and in proportion. He’s so helpful and knowledgeable. Check out his blog for tons of tutorials.  http://www.oscarcrow.blogspot.com/   I highly recommend it!

This is the photo I plan on basing the next creation from but as you all know that can change when flubs appear..LOL  Isn’t she adorable! This is actually an old photo of her but it’s one of my favorites.

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Something is watching me as I weed the flowerbed


What a beautiful day it is here in Southern Oregon on the 4th of July! It’s a good day for weeding the ole garden,at least that’s what I told myself this morning. Since my recent surgery I haven’t been able to get out and get the weeds under control and they have just gone crazy. Out the door I go with my gloves and a garden shovel to tackle this mountain of a task but the whole time I feel like I’m being watched for some reason. I shrug off that feeling and keep on pulling the blasted weeds when suddenly I see what has been watching me. This little bird was hiding amongst the weeds just as still as it could be watching my every move and hoping I wouldn’t see it. such a cute little bird. I stopped long enough to get a picture of it and then went back to my chores. A few minutes later I see another baby bird a few feet away from the first one. Needless to say I finished what I could but left the weeds where these little babies were hiding for another day when they have flown away.

Trial and Error in Sculpting


Well crap! What a frustrating day it’s been. I’ve had to redesign this sculpture a bit and adapt to some mistakes I’ve made. I had intended to have this guy balancing on one leg but I forgot to reinforce the spine to hold the weight. So, I’ll have him kneeling instead. Note to self, always reinforce the spine down the entire leg for this application.

I did make some pretty good progress on the upper body though and can still salvage this sculpture. Sorry for the bad photos but like I said, it’s been one of those days for me today. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

Polymer clay Martial Arts sculpture


Here I go again, challenging myself to do something new and difficult. I’ve decided to try to sculpt a Martial Arts sculpture. It actually didn’t start out that way but since the head was determined to become a male I had to change my plan. I’m so glad I did now but at the time it was really frustrating. So far, I’ve gotten the head sculpted and cured on the armature and the hands are sculpted.

I had a lot of trouble getting the hands correct but all in all I’m pretty happy with them. I might try to do a little more detail work on them tomorrow though. Here’s a photo of the pose I plan to use but keep in mind it will be a bit different, hopefully in a good way.

 

 

Here’s the head I came up with after much pushing and pulling, adding clay and taking it away. I’ve only taken a picture of the left hand but I did get the right one completed today too. I’ve also finished the armature and added a bit of the skeleton to it. I’ll get some shots of that in the morning, time for me to get a good nights sleep so I can work on this again tomorrow without yawning the whole time.

Polymer Clay Swan floral Arrangement


Have you ever had a dream that you just had to create when you woke up? That’s what happened to me with this swan. I woke up knowing exactly what it was going to look like but no idea how I was going to get it there. This has been a mammoth task but I’m so glad I was able to do it. I still have some last minute finishing touches to do on it but for the most part it’s complete.

I handcrafted each petal and leaf from polymer clay and then hand painted some details on each one. Would I do it again, I’ve asked myself that question and the answer is a resounding YES I would! In fact, I will be starting another arrangement soon but it won’t be nearly as complicated as this one was. I have no idea where this new-found art form will take me but I’m enjoying the ride and hope you enjoy it with me. 

Life Size Polymer Clay Flowers


Over the past week I’ve been challenging myself to handcraft a life-like floral arrangement out of polymer clay. It’s had its ups and downs so far but I’m making progress. This will be the most difficult piece I’ve attempted so far. I have always had a love of flowers so I figured why not see if I can do this. I must say the greenery is a hard thing to recreate too but the Tulip is by far the hardest yet. You can follow my progress on facebook too as I post there as soon as I complete a flower. Here are a few I’ve finished so far. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I’d love to get your opinion and suggestions.

Polymer clay Polar Bear


I’ve been working on this Polar Bear the last couple of days since the weather is so wet and cold outside here in Oregon. It seemed like the perfect subject to go along with the wintery mix. Although it’s not completed, I wanted to share my progress with you.

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