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Sculpting tutorial part 2 of 2 by mangakasan Sculpting tutorial part 2 of 2 by mangakasan
Second and last part of the sculpting tutorial, next time i will make one of how i make my doll eyes.
I might got some spelling mistakes going on in there XD

Armature tut:
1st part of sculpting tutorial:

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Tut and art by Moi :3
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kazzama Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
what clay do u use for your beautiful sculpture?
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Polymer clays, usually i use a mix of super sculpey and sculpey firm, for thin/fragile parts i use apoxy sculpt (air dry clay)
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kazzama Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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Leonartha03 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice.. thanks bro
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remusgrrrl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Great tutorial. Thanks. It was also nice to see how you started out and how far you have come. Gives me hope for myself.
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah theres hope for you :3 aslong as you enjoy what your doing and keep practicing you should be fine :)
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UnicornCat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so f***** helpful :iconla:
But I still have one question: How do you grab your final sculpture to put it into the oven? I always - ALWAYS - have the problem that I want to grab my sculpture, I grab it, and then it bulges in. It´s so nasty :( Please help me :)
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When i do them in parts i grab the armature side or the already baked side :3 When i do a piece in whole i usually make the base out of air drying clay so i can handle it while sculpting further and eventually to put it in the oven.
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UnicornCat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you! I´ll keep this in mind, this is really helpful :)
(Sorry, I meant this icon here: :iconlaplz: xD)
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RukiFox Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
realy greate tutorial!
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Read-the-Wind Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
What kind of clay do you use for sculptures such as these?
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mangakasan Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i use sculpey clays (polymer clay) and apoxy sculpt (airdrying clay) but i did mention some of it at the 1st part of this tutorial
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Read-the-Wind Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I saw that right after I posted the comment-- haha thanks!
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GrolarBearCatfishes Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freaking fantastic. I love you. OMG.
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mangakasan Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :3
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing tutorial, seriously...one of the best I've seen!
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mangakasan Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
I really, really appreciate that you included one of your first sculpts here. It honestly makes the whole idea of learning to sculpt less intimidating. Though as I keep looking at tutorials I'm realizing my choice of original sculpey may not have been the best lol. xD
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well we all start of somewhere and improve from there :) haha and don't worry about your current clay, sure it wont be a very good choice for selling pieces but it is a good and affordable clay to start out with :3
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
True. It's amazing how long it lasts. xD I actually got it a couple years ago and it's still good.

Trying to make a little dragon, though I forgot the wing armature (oops OxO lol), so it'll be a wingless dragon. xD

Hope to someday get as good as you~ <3
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you will :3 just keep practicing and have a lot of fun :)
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Thought I'd share something I discovered. I realized that if I shove needles through a piece of cardboard, and then put tiny pieces (like eyes or claws) on the needles and dry them with a hair dryer it makes them easier to put on the rest of the model~

You've probably already discovered this buuut. Thought I'd share, just in case you hadn't, or in case you have a better technique.
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Usually i make my eyes out of resin which cure in a mold and teeth and claws out of air dry clay which cures hard without baking (which i shove into the piece after they are cured) but your idea can work just aswell :)
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MilA-10 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for this great tutorial! :)
I have two questions:
when you do the pre-bake, do you keep the ''real'' baking temperature and just bake it half the time it should be?
Do you know if it also works good for the soft sculpey? 

Which kind of paint do you use (very liquid or with higher viscosity)? How do you do to dont ''fill'' the texture on your sculpting when you paint it?
thanks a lot! :)
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
Now onto your questions, when i do my pre-bakes i bake the sculpt for about 10 or 15 minutes between the 110 and 130 Celsius degrees, basically these pre/in between are just to harden parts that are finished so i cant smudge them out when i progress after, so it doesn't need a very long and thorough bake.
As for painting i use acrylic paints, (you can even use the very cheap ones you can buy from supermarkets) but i use acrylics from the brand amsterdam which are more lightfast and better in pigment quality (as you can imagine you cant sell stuff that will fade out to soon or is of bad quality XD) also i use pastels and mica powders a lot to paint my sculptures with, as for keeping the texture and avoid visible strokes of piled up paint, i either airbrush the acrylic paints on or i thin them with water and use a soft brush and just keep layering until it looks even and without patches, when you work with pastels you just dust them on and fixate each layer, with this technique your textures/details wont go lost either, just basically don't slap to mach paint on it at once, just keep the paint thin and in small quantity on your brush, it will take a lot longer this way but the result is worth it :)
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MilA-10 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, thanks a lot for taking the time to respond! :)
I really want to try sculpting, your gallery is very inspiring! :D (Big Grin) 
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :) feel free to nudge me whenever you need to know something, and have fun when you get to do it :3
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MilA-10 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is nice, thank you very much! :)
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Lunaterasu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Thank you, thank you SOO much!
I have been trying to learn hw to texture my sculptures for a long, long time!
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your very welcome :)
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Yobi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! These three tutorials are the best tutorials on sculpting I've ever seen! Well explained and even includes the tiny details! Thank you so much for sharing this! Now I have something to go on when I get my clay~ This is a big help! Thank you!! :heart:
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your very welcome^^ i hope you enjoy your sculpting experience :)
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Yobi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will with the help of this tutorial : D
Thank you!
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Funkygame Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Mission impossible, btw. Can i use this clay, its kinda for beginners:www.google.hr/url?q=http://www… that is gray clay
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am not familiar with that brand of clay but as far as i know you can use any kind of clay, it's just the quality varies a lot in different types and brands of clay, some are very durable after baking and some are very brittle, also in use and texture clays can vary a lot, some are stiffer or softer then others, i use super sculpey and firm because the ss is very easy to use and the firm to mix with to add additional strength to the sculpt once baked. (Tho i use Apoxy sculpt for really fragile parts or to reinforce things such as legs and tails) but i guess you can best start of with a cheap clay when you are beginning, get a feel to it and if you dont like sculpting after you havent wasted to much money on premium materials.
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Funkygame Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Thanks for advice. :D
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ArolinaK Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
THANK YOU!
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Jerhaia-Tsukikitsune Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, thank you. I always asked myself how to do it better! :)
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Asrath Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow amazing! Your 'failed' sculpture is still better than my best, haha!
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slackjoint Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this sir, is stunning!
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itneedsmoresalt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very helpful! this is awesome, thanks for sharing!! ^_^
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wishingdreams Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I'm going to try this one day , and if I fail I am coming to you for therapy lol!!

JK

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Starhorse Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
WOW. Very good tut!
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ThePhantomWolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
That is the coolest sculpting tutorial ever! ^^ Not sure I have that kind of patience but I'll definitely remember this as useful information and something to aspire to!
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad it was enjoyable to read trough :3 * you can always try to start with something simple first ;)*
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ThePhantomWolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
^^' yeah, it'll take a while though, hopefully one day I can learn to sculpt like you :)
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huskylovers33 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question~ ^u^ What about painting (i mean like how do YOU do it...)? And what paint do you recommend for painting sculptures?
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Before i paint i spray on a primer coat, this makes sure the paint can be applied without problems (some clays refuse paints or needs many layers before it catches on) then i usually i combine traditional mediums to paint my sculptures such as acrylic paints, pastel dust/pearl ex dust, but acrylic paints work wonderfully it dries fast and if you give it a couple of layers the colors look vivd and covers completely without any weird patches, i use matte varnish and or fixative to seal the paints/pastels so it wont chip off and when its all done i give it an extra bit of glazing for even better protection
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huskylovers33 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, i never really noticed how much it takes to paint a sculpture, but I understnad why it would. Thanks a lot, I've been working on an Espeon sculpture, and im at the point where I have to paint, i felt clueless before you commented this. Oh yeah, one last question... what acrylic paint brand do you recommend? I have some Windsor and Newton paints, but they were only 21ml tubes and i've already used up a good portion of it...
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i suppose those brands will do :3, it actually doesnt matter much which brand you use, i use varies of brands and it all works just fine, just the cheaper ones you might have to paint on more layers and are less vivid in color as the more pricy ones.
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