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Umbreon Sculpey Process by chi-u Umbreon Sculpey Process by chi-u

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Sorry for the crappy photo's! >.< I took them on my phone D': I'm gonna buy a professional camera soon though :3 because I want it for when I make mods to my motorbike.

My first sculpey sculpture! :la:
Its umbreon : D
Still gotta paint it.. and I burnt to ears and tails OTL Oh well, lucky its a dark coloured pokemon :XD:

I still have to paint it, but I'll upload some more pics once its done.

Any suggestions on what I can make next? I wanna do all the eeveelutions, not sure if I'll sell them yet. Maybe when I get better. I wanna make smaller charms to sell and save clay, so hopefully some of you can suggest some kind of charms to make? :) I'm thinking about making themed pot hangers. You know, those things that hang or cling to the edge of things... what are they called? =P

Use this as reference if you like. I used Super Sculpey, 1.25mm wire, wire cutters/plyers and masking/crepe tape to fill in the wire a bit more, and to help the clay stay put better. You can see that in some of the pictures. I also used a various amount of tools I have, just regular clay tools.

I baked for 15 mins, but even so, that began to overcook the legs a little and burn the ears and tail tips, so probably 10 minutes. Warning, it will still be kinda soft when it gets removed from the oven, gotta let it cool to go hard, just like cookies! :dummy:

I'm going to use sandpaper to smooth out the lumps a bit, because it is almost impossible to smooth it out completely, unless you bake it first, then add a thin skin of clay over the top, but that would be very difficult still! I also cut the tail skeleton off later as it was placed wrong, which you can see in the images, then, I made the tail piece, stuck a piece of wire in the butt, and slowly placed the tail on, then smoothed it out to join it to the body. I used the same technique with the ears and the head, because the neck on the skeleton was actually too long, so i just cut it off with scissors and my wire cutters, and then used the left over wire to position the head (after I already made the head piece) like I did with the tail.

Wish me luck with my next sculpture :D
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BeneathThisMask Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! Ill have to try using masking tape on my next sculpture instead of tin foil. My first was a Pikachu on a pokeball, i will have to post a photo soon and share it with you! Great job!
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Spork-ness Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive never heard of taping-kleenex(?)-over-a-wire-method before. I'll try to make a pokeman sculpture like this tonight. Good job for your first sculpture!!

Mine always come out with dust and crap on it lol Dx
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chi-u Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kleenex? XD I use masking tape/crepe tape =P
Thankyou! I'd love to see what you make ^^
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Spork-ness Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol xD I guess I didn't read the description hard enough x3
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Mystic-Mysidia Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Reaaly your first sculture!!??
I LOVE IT!!!!
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chi-u Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
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chi-u Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thankyou so much! Although the finished piece is now uploaded if you would like to feature that instead :) [link]
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Chibi-Freshmen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I'm sorry but I'm going to have to remove this from the club Artisans Guild. You really should read the the submission guild lines before you upload things. have a nice day.
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NightmareHyuga Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats way cool!
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Wytefade Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist
omgosh, i love sculpeyXDD hope for the best on your next sculpture:3 and from my own personal experience in working with clay, stay vigilant when you put it in the oven^^ i made a cat once and its head melted off^^; no biggie tho.
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHAHA nice one XD thankyou :)
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Wytefade Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist
XDD and no problem:D
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
This is a great partial step-by-step.

That said, I'd be careful when baking the polymer clay. It can release toxic fumes; so you should make sure to bake it at the right temperature/times.

Having an oven thermometer just for your clay projects is great as some ovens can be inaccurate. Even new ones!
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh thanks i didnt know that!!
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Brilliant... ^^
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GoldFlareon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Nice! 8D I love seeing processes like this. You did it really well! ^^ I love the way you did the tail and the back leg in the fifth photo! Great job. I have super sculpy here...in fact, it's staring at me right now... But I haven't made anything cool with it. xD I should try! Things like your umbreon are really inspiring! :D
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou so much, I'm glad you liked it :3
Good luck with it all ^^
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GoldFlareon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
No worries. ^^
Thanks! :D
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KitzelTheMuse Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda like that burnt ear and tail look. o.O I know it aint painted but to me the burnt bits look more pleasing to my artistic eye, almost as if you can use it somehow with the finished product.
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Your right, hopefully once its painted over it will give it a more detailed look :3
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KitzelTheMuse Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
have you made other scuplted pokemon before? I'm not as talented, with modeling stuff like that and it totally intrigues me. Like if I was even good with it I'd make a bunch of them for my nine yr old who is a Huge fan of classic Pokemon. It would save me tons of money instead of buying her cheap knockoffs from stores. U_U
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope this is my first try :) haha aww its easier than you think!
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xxxHaru Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012   General Artist
This is really interesting! :D

Long life to artisan crafts!
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou!
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Lace-and-Metal Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love seeing WIP's.
That is some major charring on the tips! Paint can cover that nicely though, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Is it possible the oven could have been a smidge hot? Or if not, from what I understand you could try "ramp baking". Start it out about 20 degrees under recommended for half the time, then go to full temp for the rest of the time.

Yay experimenting! <3 I can tell in the comments it's been a learning process. That's the best part. Seeing progress. I wish you skill, indeed :)
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! :) glad you enjoyed it!
I actually did use the ramp baking technique, and it worked well, but because the tips of the ears and tails were alot thinner than the rest of the body, I'd say thats why they burnt =P
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Akayama Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You could boil the sculpy if you don't like the charring. Also sometimes the clay that gets burned might be more fragile than the rest or even bubble.
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting!
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Akayama Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's also quicker! I learned when I was customizing some ponies.
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Lace-and-Metal Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lets see, there was something else I had read that helped lessen burn. Baking it in a bag, or a bubble of tin foil. That's one I was curious about.
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh thats interesting! Thanks for the tip, I'll read into cooking methods a bit more :)
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fetherhd Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I put a tent of tin foil over the delicate parts...like you do a turkey in the oven...it seems to work pretty well
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh thats a great idea! Seems easy enough, I'll give it a go, thanks!
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HitomiOkita Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Ima try this in my ceramics classs omo
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool ^^ whats your technique at the moment?
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HitomiOkita Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I dont have one at the moment ono i just kinda wing it :3
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah fair enough :) well I can tell you this process makes it SOO EASY, because the wire just holds it in place perfect. But you don't want anything thinner than 1.25mm thick wire, because otherwise its to flimsy and will bend as more clay is added, making it heavier. I find 1.25mm perfect as it holds up perfectly but isn't to difficult to bend :)
Another tip, don't worry about making it to perfect, because the skeleton will get covered with so much clay, and its not really what shapes the sculpture, its just what holds it up. For example, my sculptures back was a straight line in the skeleton, but I shaped it curvy like that with the clay :)
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HitomiOkita Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Ill have to try it like that!Thanks for the tip :hug: What kind of clay do you use? Cus i have a ceramics class at school but i got kicked out of it so i need to buy my own now :C
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww that sucks! Well the type of clay ceramics classes use it shit haha. Coz it can dry out in the air and takes ages to fire! But I use polymer clay which never dries out. I use a brand called sculpey, but I use the super sculpey. This one: [link] it never dries out and takes only 15 minutes to cook in a normal oven! Polymer clay is the best :D
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HitomiOkita Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Ill have to try it 8D
Cam you glaze it?
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glazes are made for insanely high tempuratures for kilns. So I don't think glaze would work in a conventional oven. But sculpey has a natural plasticy shine to it. So, paint it with acryllic paint, and it should come out shiny. But heres the best part, if its not shiny enough for you, just use a clear glaze/paint (there are ones out ther made for polymer clays like sculpey) and you will end up with a shine just like glaze!
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emilie-draw Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist
what did u use for the skeleton?
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just average 1.25mm wire :) Then I wrapped in it crepe/masking tape to build it up a bit more and if needed, to make limbs a little longer so he stood evenly on the ground.
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pichusonic123 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats pretty cool!! :D:D
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :3
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pichusonic123 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome!! :D:D :huggle:
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shadinalover Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
and the pics
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shadinalover Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like your counter top
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chi-u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^^ Its actually just a granite chopping board :3
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