1. blending the clay together is kind of a "petting" motion. The goal is to make it seamless and fingerprint free!
2. I suggest using an X-Acto blade to cut the clay. It works quite well.
3. In case you didn't know, Sculpey Premo Clay gets baked at 275 fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
4. I used Sculpey Gloss to make him shiny.
5. Using rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip is a great way to remove any dirt on the clay. But only use it when the sculpture is done, as it ruins the clay's ability to blend. (I suggest 91% rubbing alchohol).
6. Don't feel bad if you don't like your sculptures at first! It takes time and practice to get better.
7. As for tools, I mostly use my X-Acto blade, a dental pick, and my fingers.
If you use this tutorial to make a dragon, I would love to see it! Enjoy!
They have dragon scale beads now
They are brand new on the market.
There are also dentelle rhinestones (look like the diamond in an engagement ring), or rivoli crystals.
Dentelles come as small as 1 mm and the rivolis are usually about 6 mm or larger.
Spike beads or dagger beads might work as well.
Dragons do love gem stones, so they are good for around their feet or to hold in their claws.
Some people make dragons entirely out of beads.
I love looking at yours, so I thought I'd leave you a note about checking this out.
Please keep sculpting and posting your tutorials they are very, very, very inspiring.
Do you have to install the chains of the key holder before or after baking in the figure, you know?
I hope you understand my english!^^"
Yep, i am using air dry clay to make the model, i hope once i have added the details today it would look awesome c: i do not have any actual "gem stones" though, maybe theres a way to make the clay once painted to look crystal like? I dunked the dragon underwater this morning, so that it wouldn't dry up when i get back, hopefully i can still model with it.
hmm, like make a small carving so the eye goes in a little, then make the eye itself? sounds like a good idea :3 i'm sure we would have some toothpicks of some sort, or a sharp knife, as for compressed air, i may need to buy some when i get the chance, or make my own if that is possible.
You're dragon's look simply adorable! Oh one last question, my brushes which i use to paint with, they aren't very good with adding veery small detail, as the bristles kinda ruin the way i wish to paint it, would you reccomend using something else? (terribly sorry about all the questions)
she loved it!
I didn't use colored clay I just painted it.
But I don't have colored clay. I'll have to buy some when I have money.