i've never personally shopped here but you can try it if you want. www.createforless.com. otherwise, i get mine at walmart or michael's. the tools i use are a couple of dentist tools i bought at a flea market for a buck each, a paintbrush, and rubbing alcohol. dont waste your money on tools when you can do the exact same thing with stuff you may have at your place already. just use your imagination. hope that helped a bit.
Try this adress: http://www.sculpey.com/
For a starter use Sculpy 3. The pink or flesh as some people call it.
Most good art stores should carry a starter sculpting set of tools.
If you want to create anything worth while, stay away from sculpey and sculpey 3. They are both for children. They're both poor quality when baked(break very easily) as well as having poor sculpting qualities.
Super sculpey is the standard for sculpting of movie maquettes, toy masters and dolls. Premo, what I prefer, is also used and is gaining some on SS. Keep in mind that both these products are made in the USA making them easier to be bought here and may be a factor in their popularity here and that there are others that are as good that may be more readily available in your area.
In the end you will have to test a few products to determine one that fills your needs and ability.
How much you need is totally dependent on what your sculpting but you can bulk-out the sculpt with things such a aluminum foil which is a lot cheaper then clay.
Kobold is correct in saying the sculpy three in for kids and SUPER SCULPY in for the movie type industry.
The only problem with Super Sculpy is the see through quality. You do not quite get the real forms unless you look at the piece under a good light. It is very tricky. That is why allot of the pros mix black into their sculpy to make it look more like a Chavant clay (warm grey).
Any way give them a try and have some fun with it.
I've been wondering ; does super sculpey comes in other colours ? Venum, were you refering to black super sculpey ?
Actually Egerie they do not. For some reason Polyform the company only makes its in the pink color.
I'm sure that I'm not the only one waiting for them to make a grey version.
The black that I mentioned is just regular sculpy.
Hope that helps you out.
Well i order my Sculpey from The Netherlands, and i'm very happy with the service. Shipping from the usa would be too expensive in my case. http://www.hiekoo-creations.nl/ .. seems to be offline at the moment though..
Sorry for the late reply guys, but I've been offline for a while.
npagan: Thanks for the link and info. I will definitely see what I have lying around, and then decide if I need anything more for starters.
Venum: I've read it all up a bit more now! Thanks! There are very few art stores around where I live, but I guess I could find something. Or I could take a trip to the capital, they have more stuff there for sure. Maybe I'll even find sculpey there.
KoBold: I never thought of that. Will check that out, although I think supersculpey is pretty popular here as well. I've talked a bit with some friends who have taken 3d classes and other art studies, and they say they got to work with ss at their school. But it's a good argument that there might me something more available around here that does the job for me in the beginning. Thanks! I also love the way the sculptures are bulked with wires and foil. Can't wait to get started on that..
Venum: Ah, so that's why it is mixed to another colour. Thanks for the tip, I seem to remember reading something about in the creature tutorial aswell.
Slash: Nice to see norwegians around here I will definitely let you know when I've researched a bit and found a good place to buy super sculpey. (Or, the other way around, if you find something, please let me know)