Tutorial Blog

Creating a Realistic Cornea

Just wanted to share with you this cool drop-technique for a realistic cornea!

Using Life-Like Eyes in your OOAK Doll

Here's a quick video on how to use these eyes from our shop.

Eyes can be found here.  Flecto Varathane (gloss) can be found here.

Sculpting the Female Hand Video

Watch as I sculpt a female hand so it's easier to sculpt one of your own!

August 03, 2014

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Q & A: Can I really learn to Sculpt?

I get this question a lot.  Along with questions about which project is easiest.  I'm happy to share the answers with you!  =)
If sculpting these fairies something you are very interested in, I'd say definitely. Especially if it is something that calls to you.
I had NO IDEA I could sculpt, and in the beginning, I did not sculpt WELL!  I've made my share of alien-looking fairies and babies, and that part was not as joyful!
I really had no sculpting skills in the beginning and watched videos/taught myself.  I was pretty determined and persistent, and I'm sure that played a part.  But having proper instruction really helps.  I like to think being such a beginner myself turned me into a good teacher because I remember what it was like to not know what I was doing. 
Anyway, the easiest project is SnuggleBabes, then Baby Mermaid or Posable Mini Baby, then Sculpting a Miniature Baby.  For fairies, Sculpting a Young Fairy is less complex than Sculpting a Female Fairy.
Do be patient with yourself and keep seeing yourself as able to do it.  You'd be surprised how much your positive attitude plays a part in the learning process.
Welcome to sculpting!  It's a wonderful way to create!  Pretty soon you may have your own gallery of fantasy figures YOU have created!

VLOG: My Top 5 (ish) Favorite Sculpting Tools

Here's a quick little run down of some of my favorite sculpting tools.  Which are you favorites?

You can see how I use them in the Sculpting a Male Head video set. 

Many of these tools are now available in the Shop here at MakingFairies.

Tips on Sanding your One of a Kind Art Doll

Here's a short little video where I tell you all about my sanding process.  I like my dolls to be SUPER SMOOTH, so I spend some time sanding each one, and I just love the results!

Free eBook on Sculpting! And it's 79 Pages Packed with Tips!

Have you gotten your Free eBook yet?  You can get yours now here.