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Creation 010-003

I wanted to blog about lessons learned. I learned a couple things with this sculpture, if not, a few.

1 ) If the head of your sculpture will be resting on another limb of the sculpture, like a head resting in the hands as below, sculpt and cure / bake the body first so there’s a solid foundation. If you sculpt and cure the head first then go on to sculpting the body, to then attach the head on the un-cured body, the cured head will weigh down the body as it will be top-heavy and will make it very, very hard to continue to sculpt and get the pose exactly the way you want it when there’s the head pushing down on the body – lesson learned.


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2 ) I know everyone says this but you don’t really grasp how important it is until you “live it”. Make sure your sculptures are solidly cured all the way. Just because they “feel” hard and cured doesn’t mean every area of the sculpture is completely cured. There may be some thin / narrow areas like ankles, wrists, fingers, that might still yet need more curing to completely solidify them. This guys ankle broke on me after I “thought it was baked completely”. So just cure according to the manufacturer’s specifications on the clay packaging.

Gallery Images of the above sculpture can be found here: http://www.fdmj-creations.org/completed-sculpts#!__creation-010-003

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