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« on: February 03, 2008 04:32:23 PM »

Hi everyone. I've been busy this weekend making stuff with and for my 11 yr old buddy C. Just wanted to share two of the finished pieces. A few bendable dolls are still in the works, and the infant is supposed to belong to one of them.
I'm still pretty noobilicious with the polymer stuff, so if anyone has con crit to offer, I'm all ears! For example....skin texture, fingerprints, to glaze or not to glaze......

Anyhoo, here she is before hair. I almost wanted to keep her that way, but I don't know if a middle schooler can fully appreciate the bald mermaid look  Cheesy

and finished:

one more of the ears, 'cause I like em:

And now for the cute factor, the baby:


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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008 04:38:47 PM »

no tips cause i have never played with polymer clay =p but i really like your work!

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008 08:36:16 PM »

How CUTE!  I even said "awwww" out loud when I saw the baby.  :-)

I, personally, love the 'finished' look of a glazed product.  Some might like the matte look too.  I think it's just a matter of personal preference.
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008 08:20:21 AM »

very cute Smiley

there are tons of sculpting, armature, wigging, painting (etc) tutorials on my website. check them out Smiley

oh, and as far as glaze... use a gloss on the eyes, lips and mermaid tail but leave all flesh unglazed. you can buff the skin with a piece of soft denim if you want a bit of a glow there and you can also use a little paint to blush the flesh.

« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008 03:43:20 PM »

Good job. the baby is darling. Im just getting into clay myself.
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