Angela

Still waiting to see a dolphin. – Mom

I’ve been showing my mom my polymer clay creations, and she has requested a dolphin.

This is my first attempt at making a dolphin. The only reference I used was from magnet we got from our trip to St. Kitts.

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I mixed light blue polymer clay with some glitter, and the belly was made with an opal polymer clay. I had a really tough time with the mouth/head piece, and I wasn’t sure if I should add a mouth. Ultimately I decided not to add a mouth, and felt the two clay colors created the illusion of one.

After baking the piece cracked in several places, and I’m not sure why. The only difference this time around is I created an aluminum hood around the piece to prevent cracks.. irony. I smoothed clay over the cracks and baked it a second time, and that seemed to remove most of the imperfections.

Not bad for a first time making a dolphin. At this time the jewel pin is drying to turn it into an accessory. Tomorrow I’ll be glazing it to give it a nice shine. I’ll add to this post once it’s complete.

I forgot how much I enjoy working with polymer clay.

Thanks for reading and have a great night!

Dolphin Adventure

I’m inspired by dreams, cute things and hot men. lol – moi

I was inspired by my hot husband.

During our vacation we did the Dolphin Discovery at St. Kitts. We met and interacted with two dolphins Angela and Dante. It was such an amazing experience we’ll never forget, and I knew when I got home I wanted to do an image inspired by the experience.

This particular chibi doesn’t have a large head and small body like my others since I had to think about the proportion of the dolphin.

I’ve noticed I’m got  faster with my work, and trust myself to not mess up. I don’t save as many layers as I once had. New techniques also help save time; the create clipping mask tool is a godsend! I also have noticed I’m taking what I have learned about drawing eyes and just making them my own. From sketch to finish this took approximately 4 hours.

In the images below you can see the photo where I drew my inspiration, my sketch, and my progress in Adobe Photoshop.