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female elf l by renemarcel27 female elf l by renemarcel27
my first female and elf sculpture bust. I made it in waterbased clay, still have to hollow it out before it can be baked in the oven.
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Leuthile Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
how big is it?
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renemarcel27 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Its about lifesize, maybe a little bit smaller.
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Leuthile Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
EPIC!
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renemarcel27 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
=D thanks
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Jinaum Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
very cool
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work on the hair. You hollow your sculptures out before you bake them? :omg: What wonderful thing dose this achieve?
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renemarcel27 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Thanks, Well if I do not hollow my sculptures out :fear: they will prob. explode while baking in the oven (500 to 1100 degrees Celcius) due to the small air bubbles captured inside the clay.
The clay has to be approx a bit thinner than 1 inch thick.
I hope this explains it to you :highfive:
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow explode huh? I’ve only had one sculpture literally explode on me in the oven because the temperature was a tad too high for it. I use sculpy with oven tempter at 275 and it says the same thing about it the 1 inch and such but I baked some sculptures that were up to half a foot thick and they were just fine. Just some minor cracks but with a touch up with super glue, its like they never happened. If your clay is bubbling up, your temperature might be a little too high. What clay do you use? Is it terribly expensive? I get mine for 5 bucks while getting 5 boxes of it at a time. Your sculpting skills are so amazing and I enjoyed going through your gallery!
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renemarcel27 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Hey, there thanks for your compliments, I really like your gallary too. You seem to have an amzing talent at 13 already sculpting these beautifull dogs with super detail! great work. I use ceramic clay and it has to be baked at at least 500 or 600 celcius. Most of my sculpts are about life size and hollowing them out is always the most scary and swetty part of the proces. Just last week at the fire place the owner showed me a piece that had broken in scatters because the artist didn't hollow it out good enough, air was trapped inside, expanded and the sculpture cracked beyond repair. I get about 10 kilo for about 9 euro (approx 10 or 11 dollar)
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MottInThePot Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh that looks really good!! :O I wish I could do that
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