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Rough clay griffin by Reptangle Rough clay griffin by Reptangle
This is the sculpey clay original of the "Paint your own griffin" about twenty minutes after starting it. Sculpting is kinda like building a house , the framing goes really fast -and you think, "hey, this will be done in no time!".... but then comes the hard part...
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh. Sculpey. I am learning so much from you. I can completely sympathize with "but then comes the hard part." But, just a curious question, how come all the detail goes into the gypsum? Isn't it too hard to carve out of, or does the gypsum have a "soft" period? And does Sculpey not take detail well? 
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gypsum is a little softer when it is freshly cast, but not much.
This is just how I got used to working. I keep trying different methods of sculpting and always go back to carving gypsum.
 Sculpey is amazing, and can be made to do anything if you know how. I don't.
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ever so much for the advice Ms. Pena. I might try gypsum if I can get my hands on some. 
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gypsum isn't necessarily GOOD to work with, it is just what I use!
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I might just do resin instead XD 
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gypsum is extremely difficult to cast without defects.
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh-heh yeeeaaaah, I read up on that while trying to figure out which material to use. Its also a pretty penny to buy in bulk. 
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
cheaper than resin!
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Brambleshadow12 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hello! :D
ummm is i ok if i try to make a few dragons and griffins your way but for the dragons no teeth showing the armutre will be wire with foil around it and itll have the gray regular sculpty 
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My way? I don't own a "way". If you make them they will be YOUR way!
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Brambleshadow12 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ok :D im planning a few griffins already i have the dragons done just need to go shopping :D ill have to go onto my knees and beg my mom soon :D :happybounce:
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ZipaDeeDoodads Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thats really great!
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Tidma Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
so you get the basic shape with sculpey make a plaster mold, carve into it then make another plaster mold?? Ingenious!
I wanna try this someday <3
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep
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stephaniewhw Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
20 minutes LOL
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I find it very reassuring that we all start the same =)
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Cthulhu1015 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist
So talented!
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Cerisedolls Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Artist
so true ! I love your griffin
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Khimera Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been wanting to try sculpey clay, is it a good type to work with?
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It has good features and bad features,like every kind of clay. For making a one-of-a kind sculpture about the size of an adult rat, it is great.
It isn't ideal for larger stuff, unless you use a totally rigid armature inside, because it cracks under its own weight, and it can't be fixed easily.I haven't found anything that glues it back together if it breaks.
Like all types of clay,it takes some practice to learn how to use it well enough that you aren't fighting with it at every step. Then it is great.
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Khimera Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmm... Can you get it at any hobby/craft store? I might try it out for a sculpting project. BTW I am finally painting my PYO Phoenix I got this spring! I'm so excited!
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes you can get sculpey ( I used "super sculpey" for this griffin ) at most art supply hobby stores.
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Khimera Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I'll definantly try it out when I go back to town next month. Thank you so much for the info! :hug:
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imagination-heart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh how this resonates with me! I love blocking out shapes and gestures, hate the details!
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your sculptures are beautiful!
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imagination-heart Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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rasenth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I would love to see your designs in an animated movie one day~ :3 Your sculptures are so amazing!
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gescheitert Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
20 minutes! You're my hero :)
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deathweaselx86 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You make it look so easy
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I keep fooling myself.
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1HansJacob1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice :) hey, what is it made of ?? is this plasticine ? :D
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Super sculpey
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1HansJacob1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just bought some :D super thanks :)
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So neat to see the process! :nod:
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Avalon-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah sculpey....Fun times. :P
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Pegz-with-a-pencil Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thats really good, I tried sculpting and it looked like a blob
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