I use an air drying clay to sculpt
by Anna Tando
Strange Little Man - I used an air drying clay to sculpt
I use an air drying clay to sculpt: I have just begun sculpting and the cheapest and most readily available clay to me was found at a local craft supply store.
It is great for a quick mold but I find that if I spend a lot of time trying to detail the facial structures it dries out and begins to crack. Even adding water as I work is only partly effective.
Still, it's quite fun and I am really enjoying learning!
Reply from Peter (admin)
Great start! Thanks for uploading and sharing. I like your strange little man. Sculpting is fun and I believe it's all round good for you too. Sometimes it gets frustrating, but I find you just have to work quietly and positively through those times - always living in the present moment (as Caesar Milan might say) and projecting a calm assertive energy. This is a good life lesson.
You don't say what clay you are using - because some of our more experienced visitors might be able to help with the cracking thing.
Be sure to read the other submissions in this section as these issues are dealt with and there are some excellent home-made recipes.
We are lucky to have in our online community a very helpful resident expert - Sangeeta - who has passed on much of her knowledge right here.
Good luck and happy sculpting!