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.
The current critter I am working on will have sculpted elements. A bit like a soft bodied armature doll, but more stuffed animal.
Here is one side while I was working on it.
And now all the pieces baked and the body in the background. Why yes the head is not attached, I’ll have an easier time sewing the horn pieces in place while it is not stuffed.
The tiny little pieces are claws.