My process for the head sculpt for the commission I’m working on.
I started with making a foil core.
Then I added the eyes where I wanted them and filled around them with more foil to make sure no clay got behind the eyes.
Next up was getting the basic shapes into the clay.
Once I have that down then it is basically detail work. I ended up using a bunch of translucent clay in this one. Maybe because they just started making it in a wide range of colors.
After it was all baked I pulled out the foil and the eyes. I color the eyes with nail polish, which is something that should not be baked with the clay.
This sculpt also ended up being a test to see if the eyes I use can deal with the baking times and temperatures. The answer to that is a no, but not a terrible no at least.