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The idea of me is better than the reality of me. - Verity

Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

As a Harry Potter fan, I've always wanted to create my own favorite magical characters whether it be a sketch, painting, a T-shirt design or whatnot. And now that I am into cold porcelain, I cannot help but get excited in making Harry Potter and his friends! These chibis are actually some of the first batches that I've made when I was just starting out. They weren't perfectly done but I'm still happy with what they have turned out.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cold Porcelain Jack Sparrow Chibi - Layering and Blending Tutorial

Jack Sparrow Chibi (blending technique)

This is my first try on sculpting eyes and 'blending' instead of 'layering'. When I was first starting out, I created clothes by doing the following:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sketching for Beginners - What are Numerical Graphite Pencils?

The King has been a favorite subject of my portrait sketches when I was younger. I clearly remember how happy and excited I was when my Mom handed me a magazine full of Elvis Presley's photographs.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Common Household Materials as Sculpting Tools for Cold Porcelain

modelling tools [photo from lazada.com]

I've started working with cold porcelain without any clay sculpting tool, which, I admit, makes it more challenging and yeah, most of the time kind of frustrating. I told myself to purchase a set of these sculpting tools but as I looked around in various bookstores/hardware shops/craft stores, I realized that they are quite hard to find and when I found a set (a sculpting set for cake decorating in the bakery section of a department store), they cost higher than I expected.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

How to Sculpt a Basic Face on Cold Porcelain

For quick projects, I prefer to paint the faces on the heads. Most of the time they come out looking better, because I have better control with a brush. However, I prefer sculpted faces because they simply look better and more realistic. It's not even that difficult outside of the fact that you have to work fast with cold porcelain, since sculpting when it's already drying will result in cracks.

On that note, I made a new video that will teach you how to sculpt a simple face in less than 3 minutes. The face that will come out is rather basic (and doesn't look that good, to be honest) but it should serve as a starting point.

When you get the hang of things, you can create far more detailed faces.

(I apologize if the video is kind of shaky in certain places. I just bought a new lazy pod and am still not used to working with it - I kept elbowing the damn thing. :p )

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