The question I get asked posted frequently is "What materials do you use?" Now I have to admit, I was once asking the same question! So here is a basic breakdown of materials for those who want to try there hand at sculpting!
First is the basic, Clay. When starting a sculpture you need to ask yourself these basic questions...
"How big will my sculpture be?"
"How intricate will my sculpture be?"
"Will I mold this?"
"Will I want to paint this once I finish sculpting it?"
Now here is my basic goto list when choosing the proper clay.
- This is best for large scale sculpting, full size busts that will be made into masks or prop
- Water based clay, so its a little messy and will dry out if not properly covered and kept damp
Super Sculpey Firm
- Good for small scale sculpting, figure sculpting, intricate sculptures.
- This is an oven bake clay, once cooked its very strong and can be painted, sanded, cut, or added on to!
- Great for small/medium sculptures, get great deal and it definitely one of my favorites to use.
- Oil based clay, so it needs to be warm to work with but captures great details.