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    Hi Smellybug,

    When you're not painting with an airbrush, do you use acrylics, or watercolors?

    Are there any issues with starting with gesso as a base?

    Do you have any pealing issues with those types of paints on baked sculpy? If so, how do you work around it?

    Thanks again for the tutorial, really appreciate you taking the time to show us how you do your work.

    Mike

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    It's good to use both. Mostly I've used cell vinyl paints. I like them because they are very matte and when you thin them with water, they do a nice job as you build color with washes. You can also mix various waterbased paints with airbrush thinning medium and that helps when you are trying to get paint to flow into the fine lines of a sculpture. Most of my maquette paintjobs have been a combination of washy brush work and airbrush. I usually go as far as i can with paintbrushes before bringing in the airbrush, then go back at the end with the paintbrushes for final details and touchups. Also, I never use gesso as a primer. just never tried it. I like bondo primer, but really it's fine to just paint directly on the sculpey. I've never had peeling problems.

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    Great finish Petey, Looking forward to meeting you and seeing you in action my man!.

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    wow,

    I am fairly new to this site, and wanted to thank you for your willingness to spread the knowledge, knowledge should always be passed on to those that can and may absorb it. I recently had undergone a crash course in high definition sculpting. allthough I choose to work with chevant and/or wax, so far your methods of armature construction are right on with the techniques that I have used. My only question for now...in the "tools" segment, where's the x-acto knife?
    But on the real...Many thanks and mad love for the posting of this tutorial. It is good to know that the sculpting angels still fly among the people.

    J

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    Word. Now post some of your sh*t man. Let us dig.

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    Here is my only problem, how the F*CK do you post pieces on this site!?!?!? please help AAAAAGHHHHHHH!

    out.

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    Awesome tutorial, Petey(is it ok if I call you Petey?). I've never done any sculpting, but I've always been fascinated by it. This really makes me want to get started. I think it's just awesome that you spent all this time to share your knowledge with us. I wish I could go to the workshop.

    I have one simple question for you: How does one get to be as slick as you?

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    Oh yeah, I'm sooo slick! lol

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    Make a tutorial for that "How to be slick for the stiff"

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    Hey great stuff! Everything is so dead on to the original concept.


    Question:

    If you wanted to make duplicates of your 3d sculpy model.. how would you do that? Or in other words, how could you make a mold for your sculpy, in order to reproduce more duplicates?

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    First, let me add my thanks for this excellent tutorial! It was much appreciated and very inspiring.

    Second, I'd like to second Swampbug's question.

    If you wanted to make duplicates of your 3d sculpy model.. how would you do that? Or in other words, how could you make a mold for your sculpy, in order to reproduce more duplicates?
    Do you have any personal preferences with regard to materials and methods used in reproducing your work, or are there any sources of information on this topic you would recommend?

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    armature option

    I have been sculpting now for about 8 years and I have to say if there is one step that I would like to modify or just get rid of I would have to say its the armature process, Yeah its fun and artistic in its own way but after about 100 of them I think it tends to lose its luster, So in my pursuit of lazyness I have stumbled across something that I found very exiting and though I should share.

    Basically If you are a comper nerd as I am there are some new interesting processes going on in the world of rapid prototyping, lets say you want to sculpt a 3 foot long T-rex, sounds fun huh, but setting up the armature so that you can cut it all up sounds B-o-r-i-n-g and like a lot of work to me so I took my computer model that I just happened to have of ol' Rex, posed it, and cut it up into pieces just like a model kit would be done, sent it off to the prototype company and for not much money, I got my 3 ft rex in teh mail, put it togehter and mounted it on a pole and got to sculpting.

    All you have to do is apply a very think layer of clay and detail out the skin, now obviously this takes out all of the form sculpting because all of that is done in the computer, but if you want to get 80 percent of the way there without leaving the computer its a good idea, and kinda interesting approach, anyways though I would share this with all, here are some pics of the results along with the original computer model that was used to generate the prototype. I used www.3darttopart.com for this one, pretty fun process and ideal for this project, saved me a ton of time, and since all this is done on my off time that is pretty essintial!



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    here are the some shots of the body sculpted

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    Possibly the best thing I've ever read on the web. Thanks Pete - you rock. Come visit Austin again soon.

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    great stuff Kris....yeah...you're on the right track there. I just wanted to do something closer to traditional for the first post. Nice work man.

    Arch: thanks bub. the workshop ruled.

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    Yeah the workshop was fun, a little muggy but fun! Do you have any pics of the sculpt you were working on, I only got to see it in its early stages on friday, I'd like to see what you ended up with!

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    I shall post the sculpt I ended up with. Never totally finished it, but hopefully people got the idea.

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    armature questions

    Hi Smellybug,

    Couple armature questions:

    1) I noticed you put the wood base in the oven, have you ever had a fire incident? I'll be using an electric oven at home and I was thinking of putting
    a pizza stone on the first shelf to keep the direct heat of the wood.
    But seeing I've haven't "baked" wood before, I'm not sure what it will do.

    2) In your pictures just prior to baking the model, it looks like you used another rig to rotate your model. Is that a custom setup? Kinda makes me wonder if I could use an old camera tripod with a custom base to attach the armitures to... hmmm... gotta think about this when I get home from work.


    Final Note: bought some sculp/sculpy 3, spaghetti machine. Working my pose (Male standing, right arm up holding post, left leg bent, slight twist to torso and head) on paper. Doing multiple sketched views, studying my anatomy books. Just have to pick up some wood, get some rods, and then get to work on the armature. Hopefully I'll be letting the clay fly this 4th of July weekend.

    That ends my ramble... thanks again.

    Mike3

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    Thank you!

    Smellybug, thank you so much for this tutorial!
    I would buy your book any day.

    Cheers,
    Leopoldo

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    how fo i add a pic to a thread?

    how fo i add a pic to a thread?

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    thanks

    hey there smelley you have singlehandedly opened my eyes. thanks

    the workshop provided me with the inspiration and direction i hoped it would.

    i spent the most memorable time at the workshop looking over your shoulder absorbing the idea of bringing a block of clay to life. It really made my arts eye turn inside out! Thank you ya know somtimes all it takes is to be in the right place at the right time and stop to see whats going on. I am just glad i had the since to watch you work as long as i did.

    i have created a "game" character . or somthing to that affect out of armadillo clayi have spent 15 hours ion it since the workshop i am very pleased with the results thus far in "your" process i would appriciate a few words of wisdom from the experinced one!

    moersdesign@comcast.net

    thanks again
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    I'm starting a special effects make up course (grime in Dutch) in september, that's been my dream since like.. forever, i think it's the reason i was born.
    Always wanted to make monsters n stuff in latex.
    When i see your progress i just can't wait till school starts!!
    Your work inspires me, thank you Mr Smellybug! =^x^= :bheart:

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    Wow,

    This is a great tutorial.

    I had to make a pdf out of it to print and study.

    Thank you for posting it.

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike3
    1) I noticed you put the wood base in the oven, have you ever had a fire incident? I'll be using an electric oven at home and I was thinking of putting
    a pizza stone on the first shelf to keep the direct heat of the wood.
    But seeing I've haven't "baked" wood before, I'm not sure what it will do.
    I'm not SmellyBug but I can answer this...because you are cooking the Super Sculpey at around 200 F (275 according to the instrcutions but you get better results cooking at a lower temperature for longer) you won't set the wood on fire since wood/paper burns at 451 F.....You know like the Bradbury story Farenheit 451.....You are safe....Just dont shove the wood right against the heating element and all is good (I know from experience)......

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    wow. going through this thread from start to finish was like magic. wow.
    so..... cool......

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    Thanks from a newbie.

    I was so enthralled with this thread (which I found by accident) I had to join the fourm. After checking out everything else here, I am so glad!

    This thread Rocked!
    I am a baby newbie to sculpting...and have had no training. I rely solely apon inspiration...and re-dos.
    Thanks for all the help and the great tutorial...
    the only thing I want to mention, is that the painting pics were missing...? as well as the finished piece.
    But now that I have found this place, I am afraid I will not be getting much sleep!

    Thanks again, and I am very much looking forward to the molding tutorial...If it is not already around here somewhere...


    Misty

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    petey thank you so much. the overall finished project looks awesome!!!!!

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    Is turpenoid turpentine?

    Is turpenoid just another name for turpentine?

    And, just by chance, does anyone know the Swedish name for turpenoid?

    Thanks,
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    Talking nice

    nice very nice... tanks.. a lot.!!

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