So, as some of you may know, I have been working on a full body/full size baby sculpt, and it’s proving to be quite the endeavor. After realizing that his torso is too long, I decided that his limbs just weren’t good enough, and started all over from the head down (almost)… Because as I was sculpting him a new body and limbs, I decided his ears weren’t good enough either.
I think I may be over thinking all of this a bit, but I want him to be PERFECT. I am planning to have this little one reproduced, so I over analyze every detail. I get frustrated at times because my sculpting isn’t as good as I want it to be. I learned that after enough hours anyone’s sculpting can be where they want- if they want it bad enough. Hah.
Each of his little feet took me days. Why? I couldn’t get it the way I wanted it. Putting his legs on his torso was no easy task either, but that is a longer story.
Now I just have two arms left, and lots of sanding ahead of me. I am hoping those turn out well.
Here’s the bub so far, and looking at him/her now I am so happy that I didn’t settle. It was worth the many extra hours. Now I am hoping other people think so too.
My hands. Smoothing a baby this big is no easy task! But I do have this big bubba’s body finished, now for the arms and legs and a TON of sanding.
What do you think? I think he’s pretty cute!
I’m proud of his ears!!!
I have been MIA attempting to sculpt a newborn sized baby (my first!) for a little while. This newborn is part of a secret project.
I went from this guy:
To this guy:
SQUISHED. Why? I don’t know, I think he looked too much like a doll to me, and didn’t have any character.
To finally this one, whom I think I am going to keep (no squish).
This one has one squintier eye than the other, and a little nibbling of her lower bottom lip. I think she’s pretty cute. I am partial to grumpy looking little ones. Now to shaper her head a bit better and work on the ears. We’ll see if I can sculpt lifesize ears.
I will have to say, sculpting a actual sized baby requires quite a bit of elbow grease. It’s been a learning experience though!
I’m so excited to share my very first portrait sculpt! It’s much more difficult than it looks that’s for sure!!
Here’s the little baby I found on google:
And here’s my little sculpt.
What do you think? Does it look alike? Keep in mind this little one is still unpainted and unsanded. Still has limbs to go!
I’m off to sculpt some chubby arms and legs!
Found this gem of a tutorial on yesterday. I thought I would share since glass eyes are SO expensive especially when some of us need every dolly dollar!
To his mommy Jill in Illinois.
Isn’t he cute though? I think I love him.
In case you were keeping count, he is my sculpt numero 7. I think I am growing sculpting wise. At least I hope it shows.
I’m currently working on a portrait sculpt. So far- not so good. We’ll see how it goes before I squish it. hah. Wish me luck!!
this little bean looks to me to be another little boy.
You have no idea how difficult it is for me to sculpt a little girl. I think as sculptors we tend to sculpt faces that look similar to our own, or our children- and since I only have boys, that’s what comes out of the clay!!
I was THIS close to squishing this little guy. I’m glad I didn’t though, he is quite a cutie!
Keep in mind this is a just finished clay baby. He still needs ears, limbs and paint!
I have been sculpting this little one:
I can’t tell if it’s a boy or girl at the moment. I have to knit a little outfit and sew another one for him/her. Which by the way I am horrible at. Sewing is not my strong suit most definitely. One day I will conquer this sewing machine if it’s the last thing I do!
As for my sculpting, I have been working on a mini tutorial on sculpting fingers. I’m going to be posting it up on youtube for anyone who is learning how to sculpt.
The tools I am using are from AMCreatures on Etsy. He has graciously given us a discount code for 25% off of his tools with coupon code TOOLSONLY25. This is the set I bought:
You can buy the tools here:
I am using them specifically for the tinier babies as well as fingers and toes. They are amazing!!
I am saving up for a set of the super tiny ones for super miniature babies.
I’ll let you all know when the video is up on youtube for you all to watch.
I just found this adorable teddy bear tutorial perfect for a little lovey for a doll.
Looks like they are using flocking to make the bear fluffy. You can buy flocking at Michaels or cut your own out of yarn.
Here’s the tutorial! Have fun!
Being Korean myself, I have yet to make an Asian baby.
Until now. Here’s my little sculpt in progress:
Yes, one eye is squintier than the other on purpose.
My youngest son had one squintier eye for quite a few months. He/she still has a ton of work to do and needs to be painted along with some limbs!!