The question I get asked most frequently is "What materials do you use?" Now I have to admit, I was once asking the same question! So here is a breakdown of materials for those who want to try there hand at sculpting!
When starting a sculpture you need to ask yourself these questions...
"How big will my sculpture be?"
"How intricate will my sculpture be?"
"Will I mold this?"
Now here are my top 3 clays,
Laguna Clay's WED Clay
- Best for large scale sculpting, full size busts that will be made into masks or props
- Water based, so its a little messy and will dry out if not properly covered and kept damp
- Captures great detail but you will need practice working with it
- Will need to be molded
- Very very afordiable
Super Sculpey Firm
- Good for small scale sculpting, figures, intricate sculptures with small parts
- This is an oven bake clay, once cooked its very strong and can be painted, sanded, cut, or added on to
- Smooths with turpenoid & 91% alcohol
- A little pricey but you can do a lot with it
- Great for small/medium size sculptures
- Oil based clay, so it needs to be warm to work with but once cool is very firm, perfect for capturing details
- Will need to mold this if you want to paint
- Smooths with turpenoid
- Decent price for a good amount
All are available online, So get some clay and start sculpting!