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Bjd_wtf: Chapter Ten: Making Your Own BJD From Scratch

Bjd_wtf: Chapter Ten: Making Your Own BJD From Scratch
'I think they are too expensive. How do I make my own ball joint doll?' Firstly, it's not as easy as you might think to sculpt and cast your own doll, and it's definitely not cheaper. Hopefully you have some experience with both sculpting and casting but if not, the best way to learn is by doing. Last of all, sculpting and casting your own doll can be very rewarding. Whatever you do, be careful, follow product directions and Wear A Mask! If you want to learn from others, join the forum: The Joint. Note: many of the tutorials presented here are not BJD specific but instead deal with how to cast polyurethane resin or silicone molds. Classes, Books & Videos 4 SaleJune Goodnow Moldmaking & Resin Casting VideoDollmaking Classes by LumicastBJD making book'Yoshida Style' by Ryo Yoshida MaterialsThomas.NetSearch for suppliers in your area! I also recommend various Taxidermy or Modelers Forums as they often contain a lot of useful info and people you can ask questions about molding and casting. Related:  Sculpting Edu.

How to Sculpt a Face - Female Pg1 How to sculpt a face is always tricky at first. If you are struggling right now... don't feel bad! I was like you not long ago. Learning how to sculpt comes down to two things. Firstly, please take the time to read the article "Female Anatomy" and study the points about the anatomy of the female face. STEP 1: Roll an oval shaped ball of clay. STEP 2: Using your spoon tool or rounded tool slowly work in hollows where the eye-sockets should be. Be careful with this step. Using the rounded side of the tool will help with this matter. STEP 3: Note that the sockets are fairly deep. If you are unsure as to what depth to do the sockets, please read ahead before attempting it. STEP 4: When you a practicing how to sculpt a face, be sure to keep smoothing your work as you go. Continue on with this tutorial:How to Sculpt a Face: Steps 5-8 Return to HOME: Doll Makers Dream

Learn to sculpt a miniature polymer clay rainbow trout, by Artisan Kiva Atkinson Close-up images of materials neededEnlarge picture of basic supply requirements 1. Condition your white and translucent clays separately, then depending on how many fish you want to make, add a small amount of white to your translucent and blend. Set aside a small amount for the fin that is just behind the gills. 2. 3. If you don't want laughing/smiling fishies, make that mouth at a downward slant. 4. Remember, this is the quick and dirty way of making fins, but if you prefer to make separate ones to attach to the body, you can absolutely do that too. 5. 6. 7. You can "re-gape" your fish's mouth if it closed again. 8. 9. 10. If you don't have a micro brush, no worries. This is the another step that can get a wee bit messy. 11. Bake your fish according to the directions on the clay package. The fish in step 11 will appear to have really defined pink stripes, but rest assured, in real life, I make them a lot more blurred. 12. Here's the finished fishies.

Tutorials | Noadi's Art Here’s some tutorials that I have written. More will come as I finish them. Sculpting Tutorials – Sculpting Tutorials on Squidoo – Jewelry Making Tutorials Selling Artwork – Other Art and Craft Tutorials – eCrater Tutorials – Other Tutorials Sculpting Tutorials Creating a Balancing Sculpture Armature How I create balanced armature for sculptures like Odin’s Runesong.Quick Tips for Sculpting in Polymer Clay List of simple ideas for sculpting. Sculpting Tutorials on Squidoo Jewelry Making Tutorials Using Ice Resin to Create JewelryHow to Make a Press Mold for Polymer Clay JewelryMaking Polymer Clay Jewelry Tutorials about Selling your Artwork Other Art and Craft Squidoo Tutorials eCrater Tutorials Other Tutorials Game Art and Design Tutorials This is a page with all the game related tutorials.

Journal of DOOM - How to make a limb in super sculpey Journal of DOOM manaw manaw doo doo doo doo doo! manaw manaw. Previous Entry | Next Entry How to make a limb in super sculpey Feb. 19th, 2008 at 8:52 PM Please do not redistribute or repost. Current Mood: anxious Comments ( 37 comments — Leave a comment ) roxyk630 Feb. 20th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC) BUMBLEBEE! Link | Reply | Thread blith Feb. 20th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC) ohh this is better then some of the ones out there! Link | Reply | Thread kitsunechan Feb. 20th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC) Oooooh, I have GOT to get me some of those long drill bits.. Link | Reply | Thread batchix Feb. 20th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC) Once you start working on it, the super sculpey will get pretty loose around. Link | Reply | Parent | Thread hotaustinnights Feb. 20th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC) Nice! Link | Reply | Thread praxedes_osaka Feb. 20th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC) Thank you! Link | Reply | Thread misssatori Feb. 20th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC) NOODLY NOODLY NOODLY killed me. Link | Reply | Thread Feb. 20th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC) Link | Reply | Parent | Thread hi!

Polymer Clay Sculpting Tips and Tutorials 1: Keep a wet washcloth or wet wipes (baby wipes) on hand to keep you hands clean while sculpting. Any little piece of dirt of pet hair your hands pick up will stick to your sculpt. 2: Get a lazy susan, it’s a simple thing but being able to turn your sculpts easily is really helpful. 3: Mirrors are your friend. 4: Smooth out your polymer clay using isopropyl alcohol. 90% will smooth more aggressively than 70%. 5: Get a pasta machine. More tips can be found here.

Glynnis Lessing » teaching You are currently browsing the teaching category. Hand-built plates by Kip O’Krongly Just a few of the women potters of Northfield were able to gather at Kip O’Krongly’s studio this past week to watch her demonstrate how she makes her wonderful handbuilt terra cotta plates. My first caveat in this tutorial is that Kip works with Terra Cotta and additionally, it is a custom recipe of hers. What you will need: A file folder or other heavyish card stock for templates Cutting tool like this or a needle tool Rolling pin and 2 ¼ “ thick sticks or a rolling pin like Kip has with rubber washers that set the depth or maybe a slab roller And an extruder that looks like a calking gun. Banding wheel(s) Scoring tool Water Yellow rib A beveling tool with a rubber tip Here we go: Kip took about a pound of clay and began to roll it out with her special rolling pin- I think she said she got this from a kitchen supply store- it comes with various sized removable rings- what a great clay tool, right? e x p a n d .

Mr.Dandy sculpture design, toys model kits and art figures - Resin Modeling Tips ! CAUTION! Resin model kits are NOT TOYS. Assembly requires the use of sharp hobby knives, glues, and paints, which can be harmful if used improperly. Step 0: CHOOSE YOUR WEAPONSYou WILL NEED the following: Hobby knife (Excel or X-Acto brand with a #11 blade)"Wet" Sandpaper in different grits (320, 600 and 1000 are good)Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue, Krazy Glue)Putty (Squadron Green, Tamiya, or 2-part epoxy putty)An old toothbrushSandable Spray Primer (Krylon, PlastiCote, or Specialty Figure Primer) You will probably WANT want the following: Hobby cutting pliers (flush cutting for better control)1/16" to 1/8" brass rodHairdryerJewelers sawJeweler's filesSteel wool (or synthetic steel wool) Step 1: CLEAN THAT RESIN! Step 2: JUST A TRIM OFF THE TOP...Trim away the extra flaps of resin (called “sprues”) from each part. Step 3: GET IN SHAPE! Step 4: BUBBLE BUSTINGInspect each part for air bubbles. Step 5: EASIER THAN IT SEAMS Occasionally you may find a part with poor "registration".

What is the difference between polmer clay and sculpey 111 clay? - Yahoo!7 Answers . Sculpey III is just one brand (and line) of "polymer clay." It's often the cheapest of the small pre-colored brands polymer clay (at least when Michaels *isn't* having one of their sales --which is right now!). Polymer clays must be heat "cured" at a certain temperature for a certain length of time or they won't harden (they don't harden in the air by "drying" like "air-dry" clays do). "Modeling" clays (the older type primarly used by kids) also won't harden in the air, but if baked it will actually melt. When most people say "Sculpey," thery usually mean Sculpey III which comes in 2 oz bars, but other "Sculpeys" are the original Sculpey (white or terracotta color only, generally comes in 2 lb boxes), SuperSculpey (translucent flesh colored clay, in 1 lb box), or one of the other specialized Sculpeys, like Ultralight or Eraser Clay, etc. All of the regular Sculpeys are weak clays though after baking in any thin or projecting areas, so be aware of that if you need the clay to be thin.

PSG Art tutorial The Dimensions of Colour Figure 2.1. Glossy sphere (billiard ball) under a single direct light source, showing effects of specular and diffuse reflection. Photograph by David Briggs. Light is reflected from most surfaces by two simultaneous processes, known as specular (or surface) reflection and diffuse (or body) reflection. Specular (literally "mirror-like") reflection creates the highlight as its most conspicuous expression (Figure 2.1). In specular reflection, light bounces according to the rule that the angle of incidence (measured against a line perpendicular to the surface) equals the angle of reflection. Figure 2.2. Many art instruction texts erroneously show the position of the highlight at the point directly facing the light source (Figure 2.3). Figure 2.3. The diffuse reflection consists of light that does not (macroscopically) obey the rule of angle of incidence equals angle of reflection, but instead is reflected equally in all directions.

PloppSL - Dreamworld Virtual World From Dreamworld Virtual World This software package has been developed with children as its main target audience. Nevertheless adults can use it to take their first steps towards 3D model generation and sculpted prims in particular. This program allows freehand painting with a simple user interface, when finished the program turns your 2D image into a 3D object by blowing it up. As strange as this might sound it's simplicity to handle this complex task provides an easy introduction for people to 3D modeling. Getting started Once you downloaded the application (both Mac and Windows are available) you are ready to explore the interface of the program which looks very basic and only has a handful of functions. The library First let us commence by opening up the library, just click on the icon with the paperclip and you will be presented with a selection of basic looking paintings and pictures, drawings of a 5 year old, select one and drag it to the white canvas and see what happens.

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