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Dragon Sculpture Tutorial: Part 1 by OoZepheroO Dragon Sculpture Tutorial: Part 1 by OoZepheroO
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This tutorial shows the making of my Terra sculpture [link] and also includes many tips that I discovered either while doing research or while making this.

Of course, just about any polymer clay can be used, though some are better for certain things than others. I much prefer Super Sculpey over Original because it is much sturdier and easier to work with.

Any feedback and critique about how I can improve this tutorial is GREATLY appreciated. Don't hesitate to make a suggestion!

I'll be happy to answer any questions the best I can. :)

Part 2 (and possibly part 3) is coming up next really soon. ^^
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owlgirl113 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
this looks great! do you ever use Sculpey III or just Super Sculpey?
OoZepheroO Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I haven't had the chance to try our Sculpey III yet (clay is sooo expensive for my poor student budget) but I think you could easily apply the stuff in the tutorial to it. :) I've even read about artists who mix a Sculpey III color (usually gray) with super sculpey. The reason for this is because super sculpey isz a little translucent, and mixing it with a completely opaque clay can help the artist see the details better. Also, the sculpey is supposed to be even stronger when it's been thoroughly kneaded prior to sculpting, and it's easier to see when it's been kneaded enough when you mix colors because it will be uniformly blended when it's ready. ^^
owlgirl113 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
nice! thanks for the info :)
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Very good tutorial! Ive always wanted to use sculpey, but been unsure about it. This tutorial answered many questions, so thank you! ^^ I look forward to seeing the rest :)
DiamondDragon33 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This has really opened my eyes to a lot of things!!
I've taken classes in scuplture but they never told me to make a base with wire and foil--genius!
And then there's the part about making the spikes and such and cooking them seperately--that would make things so much easier!
Thank you for posting this--it will make creating dragons and people with clay sooo much easier!:D :squee:
Alymae Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow! cant wait to see the rest of it
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