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Tutorial 3 - Head Sculpting by capnkupo Tutorial 3 - Head Sculpting by capnkupo
There we are, tutorial part three with sculpting the head.

I learned what I used up there from here mainly >>> [link]

Hopefully with the use of both this and that you can sculpt way better heads then my shameful attempt. =P

it's not that bad.......I could have done some things slightly different, but...........oh well.

Enjoy!

Head Sculpting [you are here now]
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tips!
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DBZ1FAN1GIRL Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
.....looks like Ludwig from hetalia....
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Dekidour Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So I'm not the only one who saw that. 
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really great. Just with sculpey, right? Sorry if you've already answered this (I'm sure you have) but any tips on smoothing it out? Do you just use your fingers? I have trouble smoothing over creases without the clay looking... well, weird.
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep yep, just sculpey. :D

When it comes to smoothing it out there are a couple ways of going about it. One is to use your tool and smooth it, but sometimes that isn't enough. There is a process where you can use isopropyl alcohol and apply with a brush and it kinda "melts" the clay to a smooth finish. But you don't want to use it too much at once because it over softens it and the details will be lost. So slightly dip a brush would be a good way to do that. The last way to get smooth is after you've baked and the object's cooled you use a fine grade sandpaper. I think something like.....200 or 250 grain. Something very fine and slightly go over the sculpture. Those are the only methods I really know of, but they've worked for me fairly well. Hope it helps! :)
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Very helpful, thanks.
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ogihciXichigo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thank you! >3<
I'm making a bust for my Advanced art class, I haven't started working on it yet, but hopefully it will turn out well.

I've decided to make a fairly large head too @A@ any suggestions?
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Suggestions for a large head...........build up the base with lots of foil, build it like it were a skull and slowly build up the details. If it's fairly large you could make the eyeballs precooked and stick them in the head so they're already preformed. That's all I can think of.
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ogihciXichigo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Okay, fantastic~ that really helped me a lot!

I appreciate your help.
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Gourmet-Suicide Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Student General Artist
I know this tut has been up for yonks but i have to thank you so much! I'm making a sculpture of my own character and I couldn't have got this far without your tutorials, I actually have a head in the oven right now! :D
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so great to hear! It's the exact thing it's for, I'm really glad to hear that it's helped you this much. :D

lol head in the oven, you'll be showing it once it's done I hope!

Thanks a lot. :) If you have any questions regarding any thing here I'll be happy to answer best I can. ^_^

Good luck with your project! :#1:
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Gourmet-Suicide Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Student General Artist
I won't be showing until after christmas but if you'd like I'll drop you a link once I can show it off! Its a gift for my other half who happens to be on here :S

Thanks!
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is totally fine, it takes a while to finish these sort of projects anyway and in your case keep it secret. XD So yeah, share it when ya can! That'd be great. ^_^
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:iconshe-who-shat-bunnies:
This is an awesome tutorial. o 3o I have to try this now. xD

Though I have a question, between each step you bake it for 5 minutes each? o 3o Or do you have to vary it?

And at the very end do you bake it for a normal time period, like an hour or 45 minutes, maybe? o 3o
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I usually give around 5 minutes. I might do more if I've added a lot of sculpey in that particular step, but usually no more then 10 min.

The final bake is a much longer bake like you said. 45 minutes is close to what I go for while at the lower heat. :)
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:iconshe-who-shat-bunnies:
With lower heat being like 250 degrees F?

Ah thanks so muchh 8D *excited*
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually don't bake at the recommended temps the Sculpey box says. I find it's way too hot and cracks or burns stuff [not always, but usually].

The main temp I stick around is 210-215 F, then the lower being 190-200 F.

:D
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:iconshe-who-shat-bunnies:
Sorry, you're probably tired of all these questions, but this is the last one I think. xD;

So since you bake it at a way lower temperature, do you keep it at 30 minutes to every 1/4 of an inch? Or do you keep them in longer?
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, it's alright. I'm happy to answer questions. ^_^

At the lower temps I still cook them at 10-15 minutes. Like at the 210-215 range.

For the last long slow bake, it's just the 190-200 for 30 min.

I've never taken the box directions very seriously. I've never worried about thickness and all that either. I just judge it by size and think, well this is pretty big and thick I'll add an extra ten minutes to it. It's never been part of an exact equation. Most of the stuff you see in my gallery including this model are fairly thin and small and the 10-15 minutes works for them. I'm thinking the model would have to be pretty big for me to consider cooking it regularly that much longer [and I know I'll never attempt anything huge]

Hope that made sense and helps! If not, don't worry about asking me more questions. :aww:
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:iconshe-who-shat-bunnies:
Oh! Wow so it requires a lot less time and heat than I'd thought!

Alright. Thanks a ton. 8D
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Good to hear! You are welcome. :)
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Bishiglomper Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's amazing. (and slightly creepy) >.>; EEE. *Learns* 8D
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Twilight-chan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
The amount of detail that you're able to achieve at such a small scale is very impressive! And the tutorial should be very useful in the future. Thanks fr sharing!
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:iconcapnkupo:
capnkupo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thank you very much. It can be really difficult getting those details.

Hope you get good use from it. :D
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MoonLightSpectre Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
When you say "bake" you mean baking the unfinished scupture in the oven? 0_0 because you can bake sculpay several times, right??
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:iconcapnkupo:
capnkupo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is correct.

To me it's a lifesaver.
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MoonLightSpectre Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
lol thank you^^ I have already worked that out... working an a smal sculpey piece that has eaten all my spare time, and GOD 6 baking several times does help it! :hug:
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taeliac Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is insanely handy - I love it!! Thank you so much for making these tutorials!!
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:iconcapnkupo:
capnkupo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me smile, because this is what it's all about. Not how I can make silly tutorials, but making tutorials that help people with this stuff. I hope it serves you well. :)

Thank you!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed! I know how that goes - I love making odd sewing tutorials or whatnot, and it's great ot know to help someone :D

I'm hoping to do a figure resculpt for my fiance this year for Christmas, and this helps exponentially!!
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viciousSHADi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007   Traditional Artist
Awesome-friggin'-tastic. I had had trouble with making heads in the past. Your tutorial on this is very thorough and has me saying "Ohhh...now I get it!" It's that good. :thumbsup:
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful to hear! The head really is a big pain in the ass to do. >_<
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HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
F***king wow. That is talent.

...love the cat at the end too!
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thank you very much.

I had to add the cat. To fill up space, and make this more interesting. I feel the design is kind of lacking with the tutorial itself.
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Reno420 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
yussss an other helpful Tut ^_^
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Odd-One-Out Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
"Bodybuilding...Arnold eat your heart out" :rofl:

That's amazing stuff Ren. Normally I give up at the 6th photo, I'm just impatient!
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ho you musn't do that!

Though I've thought about giving up a lot too. It's very hard to keep going on when it doesn't look like it's going to turn into anything good. It's so much like painting in that aspect. It's nothing until it's finished. XD
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zelos22 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
this is a nice tutorial :) its been eons since ive worked with clay >.<

you have a lot of talent with it :)
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:iconcapnkupo:
capnkupo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. ^_^
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GFXDoomed Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
awesome ! :+fav:
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:iconcapnkupo:
capnkupo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance:

Thanks!
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Koklico Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
This is very useful, thanks!
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:iconcapnkupo:
capnkupo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very glad to hear it!
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