Slightly more birdy progress… Still can’t decide on whether the feet should be feathery.
I just have the other cheek ear feather… stuff to sculpt, then painting. This is like, really over-reaching on my sculpey skills, I hope nothing collapses or chips off or is accidentally ruined as I sculpt some other part.
I seriously welcome any feedback at this stage - I’m entering this in a competition and while I don’t expect to win, I don’t want to be horribly embarrassed in front of a group of randoms who are better at toys than me.
This looks really great! The sculpting is somewhat simple in design but I found simple can be more difficult than something really detailed in just keeping it clean. If you’re having issues with any bumps or anything don’t be afraid to wet sand it after baking.
Also I think if you follow the directions to bake it you should be alright. Just be careful with putting too much pressure over the ear holes. I’ve had clay crack around the edges or accidentally put my finger through the area by gripping it too hard in just the right place.
Thank you!! I’m definitely trying to keep it clean, though there are wobbles and bumps I can’t really get around. I’m going to have to do some crazy sanding, I’m sure. I’ve never really properly sanded a toy before but I picked up some fine sandpaper I was assured was good for wet sanding so I’m looking forward to that all panning out in my favour, I hope.
I went well with the ears - I put some flat sculpey over the holes and left it for a while so it would be a bit less soft when I was sculpting over top, so I didnt end up sticking my fingers through.
Just a few more tweaks to go and then i’ll bake it, we’ll see how the results are then! :S
That was really clever letting it sit like that. The first time I did it I wasn’t nearly as patient and ended up jamming a thumb through it, something like 3 times. The last one I did I actually ended up taking some card stock and super glueing it over the hole since its thin enough to cover it without much of a bump.
And for me what I do is just sand it in the sink with the water on slightly more than a steady drip. Some people just dip it into a bowl which would probably work but its more convenient for me to do it in the sink. The water helps keep the vinyl from getting scraped up by the grit and cuts down on the roughness left behind. You can kind of see some of the results on my me! tag.