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Topic: Clay Cthulhu's and Dragons NEW PICTURES  (Read 2690 times)
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« on: July 31, 2013 03:08:14 AM »

I feel kinda stupid, posting my amateur attempts at making clay figures, but I figured I'd share because I barely ever post on craftster. I recently got an amazing camera, so, there's no reason not to take pictures now! I was browsing DeviantArt and found a girl who makes these AMAZING clay dragons. When she lists them in her Etsy, they are all gone in MINUTES, no joke. So. I got a hankering to start making my own clay things. I tried making dragons like hers, failed epicly, then I noticed she had a tutorial on youtube. The only thing I really took from that was making tinfoil armatures. I also didn't want to make dragons, because (1) I suck at making wings, as you'll see and (2) I felt like I'd be stealing her thing, even though I made a completely different style than hers. Plus, for some reason I really wanted to make Cthulhu's, and, well, I'd like to continue making those and hopefully selling them in my own Etsy shop because I enjoy making them and in my opinion, they turn out better. (Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to advertise... If they ever do end up in my Etsy, it'll be quite a while because I don't have the money to buy shipping supplies anyways.) Anyways, sorry for the long-winded explanation, but I don't like to just drop a bunch of pictures and not say anything about them. Here you go: (Sorry for the large photos)

My first Cthulhu. Ain't he cute?

This is one of my first dragons. Yeah, I don't like him either.

Another first one. Meh.

Another adorable Cthulhu!

I decided to jump on the tentacle bandwagon, since I'm already making Cthulhus.

Creepy evil Cthulhu holding a "soul".

Sleepy Cthulhu.

Bronze Cthulhu pendant.

I spent a lot of time on this Griffins feathers, but his head still really bothers me...

Dragon. His little spike broke off on this side...

I made the mistake of trying to paint his wings white...

Crappy. Pony. Do not like the pony.

Anyways. What do you think for a beginner? C&C welcome!
« Last Edit: September 14, 2013 10:32:46 PM by TkRainy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013 03:39:01 AM »

These are adorable, keep up the good work and you will be awesome in no time!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013 06:48:53 AM »

I think if you're this good as a beginner, you're going to be incredible after very little practice. I think you do very well with proportions and finish in particular. Great job!
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013 08:05:03 PM »

They're so cute! I love the little green one with his radioactive looking eyes
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013 10:32:17 PM »

Thank you! I feel like I have improved simply because I started to spend a longer time on each piece instead of trying to do something good in a matter of minutes. Here are a few more pictures of recent work:

This is the Cheshire cat from Madness Returns that I've made for my friend. I added a jump ring to one of his ears for his earring after I took pictures.

This Toothless isn't finished yet but he's close! I baked his wings before adding them to the body and I still need to bake the whole thing, then paint his eyes. This will be for my BF but I'm going to make a couple more for friends.

« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013 05:31:49 AM »

That's a lot of improvement already! It's all about patience. If you rush, you will have a hard time. I learned that when you make something for the first few times, take your time, then your hands get better and you can move a bit quicker ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014 10:42:39 PM »

I know these is an older post, but I really like them! I like toothless too. Smiley Great job. My kid would love them all
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