Sculpting

I am thrilled to announce my all-new learning platform, Thinkific! All of my online classes will now be available at emilySculpts.thinkific.com For now, all that is up there is my Sculpting Creatures and Critters course but that will soon change. Over the next year, I want this to become a comprehensive school for sculptors as well as people that are interested in mini projects. 

I have a lot of exciting things planned starting with my next class, Molding and Casting for Sculptors. I am currently nearing the final editing stage of this class and hope to begin testing in the next week or so. If all goes well, the new class should be up by the beginning of November. I am anticipating the price to be $75 USD, which will give you lifetime access to the class content, forums, and updates. The class format is “learn at your own pace” so there are no lectures to attend or anything like that! I am super excited!!! #moldingandcasting 

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Summer day in the Mystery Jar

Photography credit: my friend Tomas

Finally got to finish planting my long-planned terrarium. This was a pleasantly low budget affair. I snatched the jar and the little tree for a couple quid at a market, and the different mosses from a trip to the forest. I had my eyes on some ferns too but quickly ran out of space. That jar is tiny, about 10cm in diameter. That little golf cart? 5 millimetres.

The Shack’s made from some leftover polymer clay. Sculpting and painting it took about two days. (A fair amount of which was spent worrying that I’d melt everything when baking them in the oven.)

Now I wanna make more terrariums…

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Pearl sculpture made by me 
Photographed by my father

Super Sculpey Firm and Apoxie Sculpt over a wire armature. Primed and then painted with Acrylics. The sculpture including the MDF base is about 15cm tall.

WIP pictures can be found here.

This sculpture is for sale! More info can be found here.

SOLD

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Aigis - Persona 3 fan art by Blair Armitage

“Realtime 3d fanart of Shigenori Soejima’s character design of Aigis from Persona 3. This one is based on his artbook illustration, but also combines a few design elements from the Arena version.
Rig was made by Darren Holt. I decided to make a game res version of the test sculpt I did last year, wanted to try for a FFXV style. The final character is around 130k tris.
Tutorial for the body materials is included below, for the hair I followed Tom Parker’s tutorial and built the hair strands in zbrush, then baked down onto hair cards. [Link to the WIP thread]”

[Turntable]

[Tutorial: DDO Painter for Characters with Blair Armitage]

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Welcome to Gravity Falls! This week was Gravity Falls Week on my Instagram, with an entire week of me making this journal cake and fondant Pine twins! The cake itself is golden butter cake, and Dipper & Mabel (and Bill!) were sculpted from sugar.

This cake is totally delicious AND Hirsch Approved.

Want even more nerd cake? Back the Nerdache Cakes’ Geeky Bakery on Kickstarter! Just 12 days left to raise $70K and help me make the bakery of Tumblr’s dreams. Just $1 can help!

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Graphic Designer & Digital Artist:

Hannes Hummel

The  “Luxury Problems”  Series

“Based on Andy Stott’s record >> Luxury Problems << I created a set of 3 busts. In the same vein as his sample oriented, dark & chopped song structure, the process and the methods used to create every bust are basically the same - with the help of  >> Autocad 123d catch << I scanned several busts, stone sculptures and bones, recreated & remixed them digitally and created a set of surreal busts.”

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Hello followers! It’s been awhile since I’ve made a major post like this but as you can see I’ve been busy in my laboratory cooking up some beasties.
I introduced these guys awhile back but now here’s a proper introduction…

SNAGGLEBOOTS! The Beasts for your feets!
Meet(in order of appearance) Snaggle, Cheshire, Crypt and Felidae :)
Snaggleboots are parasites with an affinity for shoes. They’ll latch on and form a symbiotic relationship with the wearer. You wear the shoes and they can survive by nibbling and eating anything you walk by that they want. Some form eyes, others don’t bother, it’s all up to each parasite’s personality.

Why do I bring them up? Well on top of being a labor of love, I will be putting up 3 of the listed sets up for Adoption(via auction). As well as forming an order list to make custom sets! Whoever gets on the list soon they will be ready in time for Halloween!

Who’s up for Adoption?
Cheshire - shoe size is a Women’s 8. It has a total of about 108 teeth and hand made resin eyes that tend to follow whoever’s watching.

Crypt - shoe size is a Women’s 8. It sprouted multiple sized eyes and sports an off to the side grin. Eyes are resin and hand made and it sports around 68 teeth total in the set.

Felidae - shoe size is a Women’s 7. Eyeless and sleek. It has a total of about 56 teeth and lots of drool. Always vicious and hungry.

How sturdy are they?
The teeth and sculpted bits are coated and glazed in heavy duty resins. I have walked in them and have tested to make sure they don’t fall apart with casual wear. That being said, they are still works of art. I don’t recommend kicking anything or running marathons in them. They are costume pieces. They are also just as water proof as your average shoe. You don’t want to swim in them but rain or puddles won’t damage them.

Where can I get them?
The Auction listings will go up on Ebay by the end of the weekend. And they will ship the moment the auctions close and payment is complete.
If you’re interested in ordering a custom set, there will be limited preorder listings posted on Etsy starting tonight. As I complete orders more slots will open up. I can guarantee Halloween delivery if you order early. Though I can’t guarantee it for International orders(sorry guys!)

Any other questions? Just send me a message here, at my email, or over etsy!
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBlindBeast
Email: ggonzalezart@gmail.com

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I make Fandom & Geeky cakes for a living… But now I need your help!

For the past 3 years, I’ve made nerdy cakes from my home. From requests from Tumblr, to baking up sweets for companies like Seventeen Magazine, Funko, The Today Show, Youtube Space NY and Nintendo World- but I can no longer work from such a small space, and every week it gets harder to continue to do what I love.

I started a Kickstarter to open a Geeky Bakery- a place you can have all the nerdy treats you love with fandoms you enjoy! But we have just 13 days to raise the rest of our funds to open our doors, and with the way it looks now I’m afraid we won’t make it there.

Please you guys, help me out! Even just a dollar from each of my followers would give us nearly twice our funding goal. There’s also delicious rewards like nerdy cookies, tees’, monthly cookie subscription boxes and more!

Please pledge! Even If you can’t donate, please reblog and spread the word!

Pledge to the Nerdache Cakes’ Bakery Kickstarter.

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Today the Department of Beguiling Book Art is delighted to share the marvelous creations of Latvian artist Aniko Kolesnikova, aka Mandarin Duck, who uses polymer clay to sculpt fantastic journal covers featuring bird, animal, fantasy and nature-based themes. Each one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted cover is highly detailed with vibrant paint, as well as metal, crystal and resin accents.

Kolesnikova also enjoys teaching others how to make their own decorative book covers, so she started a YouTube channel where she shares video tutorials.

“On my Youtube channel I really try to teach people how to make their own beautiful things, so that they don’t spend a lot of money, develop their skills, gain new abilities and discover new hobbies and materials. I honestly think that a handmade gift is worth a million since it contains that precious energy of love of a person that made it. So basically I teach people to gift love to other people and I think it’s great!”

In addition to her beautiful book covers, Kolesnikova also makes jewelry, small cases, decorative sculptures, and vases. Visit the My Mandarin Ducky Etsy shop to check out more of her exquisite creations. She also takes custom orders via her website.

[via Beautiful/Decay and Bored Panda]

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Kirins by Quequinox Art

“The Kirin (or Qilin) is a mythical creature known in various East Asian cultures. The Kirin looks like a golden deer with scales like a dragon and surrounded by an aura of gold. The Kirin are seen to be sacred, godlike beasts that are said to only appear in times of peace where the land is ruled by noble men or in the golden ages. The Kirin is so gentle that it would not walk on a blade of grass in fear that it be trampled by its feet.”

Quequinox Art sculptures are made from polymer clay over wire and foil, painted in acrylics, and given goat fur for hair. You can find some for sale on etsy, or commission your very own, see quequinoxart.com for details!

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Are you a sculptor or 2d artist?  Are you in a tremendous amount of pain in the shoulders, arms or wrists? 

One of the most important things that no one will ever teach you in school is that art is a physical activity.  It’s hard on your body.  Just like any physical activity, especially one that may last for eight hours, you need to do stretches prior to starting.

Pain can include shooting pains down your arms, tension headaches, numb fingers, cramping of your pecs around your sternum, ect.

This video is a great starter for opening up your shoulders, which will go a long way to helping you stay pain-free.

Most artists don’t make enough to afford health care in the states, so preventative care is a MUST.  Do some stretches before you end up doing permanent damage like I have. 

Other stretches to check out are ones for carpal tunnel and tendonitis.  They are two different conditions that affect the hands and wrists.  If you can, go get a massage and ask them to focus on your shoulders and hands.  Deep tissue/sports massage seems to work the best, although other forms of massage may be just as helpful.

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Today the Department of Teeny-tiny Treasures is marveling at this exquisitely detailed miniature food handmade by French artist Stephanie Kilgast, aka PetitPlat. Kilgast uses polymer clay to sculpt 1:12 scale dollhouse miniatures of so many different kinds of fruit, vegetables, bread, and sweets that we wish we could shrink ourselves and play with them inside actual dollhouses.

For 2015 Kilgast decided to challenge herself to sculpt a one miniature fruit, vegetable, or root each day. You can follow her progress here on Tumblr at dailyminiveggie​.

Visit the PetitPlat website or Instagram feed for many more photos of Stephanie Kilgasts incredibly wee creations. She also shares tutorials and behind-the-scenes photos like this:

[via Design Taxi]