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Sculpey Tutorial by zonkey Sculpey Tutorial by zonkey
A quick tut of "Celestial Dragon", as I suggested in the full images. [link]

It was kinda thrown together but I think you can get an idea of what I was trying to say. ^^; I don't really do these tutorials, so bear with me. I thought I just share what I learned from this guy.
I have/do apply the armature techniques to my sculptures. I only once did the stick figure frame, that was Norse [link] , he was originally was out stretched as if leaping. As you see, he sagged considerably under his own weight... he also took 2 packs of Sculpey. A little more wire saved me 1-3/4 packs of Sculpey... just saying ;p

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KeyCreations Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you bake the body first then the wings? I know the temp is 275 degrees and I have read from a different blog to bake the body to 15 mins but it never said anything about the wings do I wait till the body cools off and hardens then bake the wings?
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zonkey Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In this case the wings are made of tissue paper/glue and Apoxie sculpt (chemical/air curing clay), so they didn't require baking. I don't really double bake my sculpts but from what I understand about Sculpey... It is best to let the body cool and harden first. Super Sculpey is the best for double baking rather than the original. Watch the clay while it bakes a second time to be sure it doesn't burn. A heat gun can be used to firm up sculpey before hand as well (this is found in hardware stores, and don't use a hair drier). 

These tutorial talks about double baking as well: mangakasan.deviantart.com/art/… scenceable.deviantart.com/art/…
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KeyCreations Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much ^-^
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zonkey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, any time ^w^
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!! :D thank you!
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zonkey Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you and your welcome :)
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tjkyb Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I'm a bit confused at the part where you said "Then a pin was use to push down the sides of the ball to make the scale 'pop'." - Is this something that I will understand after I've gone and tried to do this?
Another question- when you are adding those balls (scales) to the main structure do you need to use any adhesives? or can you just stick them onto the clay and they won't fall off?
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zonkey Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you look in the third picture you can see that I'm pushing the edges of the ball with the sides of the pin. If you were to just squash the ball with your finger and not use the pin you would not get the same depth and sharper features as you see there. You may understand better if you try it on a test piece of sculpey that you can squish and reuse later. I often use test pieces to get an idea of what I want and if it will work.

If you push down and slide the pin it "pinches" the sculpey with the lower layer of sculpey. This will only work if the lower layer of sculpey is unbaked. It will hold without adhesives, or to say, I have never had problems with scales falling off when doing this. It is like when you push down and slide with you fingers but on a smaller scale. I would not recommend this technique with regular kiln clay tho since that requires slipping and scoring to adhere properly.
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tjkyb Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
ok thanks a lot
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zonkey Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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