For those of you that don’t know, I work at a restaurant/theatre kind of deal. It’s cool, but this weekend Hunger Games has ruled my life. I haven’t even seen the movie. I did manage to sand down the batman munny before Friday, so I’ll prime it tomorrow and start painting Monday.
I find it’s easy to paint layers if I do multiple parts at the same time (arms, then body, then head). That way I’m working on something while the other part is drying. I do the same with sculpting. I’ll do one part while the other is baking or cooling. It helps cut down on time some.
Thanks for the question. I wish I could claim that my painting is solid, but I think it’s the weakest part of my “skills”.
Everything you see me do is acrylic paint done with a variety of brushes. I don’t have any formal training, so I kind of guess which brush does what.
I decided that chin was too long on the Batman munny and I’m going to fix it.
Thanks for checking out my work. It’s super humbling and exciting to see so many people get interested in my art.
You won’t typically get weekend updates from me because I am a server at a place called Cinebistro and I work weekends to supplement income. BUT, expect an update tonight!
Thanks for asking! I love being able to share with everyone and give some insight into my process.
First, it is completely cool to bake the sculpey over and over. There is probably a certain number of times that is too much, but I certainly haven’t hit that number yet. I like to layer my sculpey so that i can focus on making the details how i want them to be. The only thing I’ve noticed is that the sculpey darkens the more often you bake it.
To get a smooth texture like I do, I use a tool that sculpey actually made. It’s magnetic, so you can change out different tips. It’s pretty much available at any craft store. I also wear gloves when I sculpt so that none of my fingerprints end up on the sculpt. After its all baked, I also sand the sculpey smooth for less imperfections. Sometimes I leave some, though, because they add to the piece.
Hope that answers your questions!