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Posted on July 5, 2013 in 2013 Friesen Project by Katie Oskin
You know what time it is? Yep, it’s FRIESEN FRIDAY! That means that today is going to be another awesome tutorial from Christi Friesen. I sincerely hope that you are enjoying your projects for this summer. I also hope that you are taking just a few hours to make some of Christi’s beautiful projects. Today’s project is a polymer clay penguin tutorial. Bring on the icebergs!
Today’s project, like last weeks project, is another really fun adventure direct from Christi Friesen. In order to do today’s project, you will first need to go to Christi’s Website and purchase the project. Don’t forget to use the coupon she has given everyone who is participating: FriesenProject15 to save 15% off your purchase. I’d like to personally say “thank you Christi Friesen” for the coupon. Because of Christi’s generosity, I bought 6 tutorials. Yay! I can’t wait to do them all!
As per my agreement with Christi, for those projects that appear in PDF form on her website, I will not be reteaching here. Instead, you will need to purchase the PDF from Christi.
This was one of the easier projects that we have had this summer. I was able to make my polymer clay penguin from start to finish is about an hour. You make take longer or be faster than me. But I encourage you to try this week’s project since it is an easier project to do.
You will notice that I have started to deviate from Christi’s style for my sculptures. I am a whimsical clay artist, I do not like realism in my work. Because of this, my penguin has cartoonish and whimsical feet … including his purple color. The “feathers” on the eyes are more pronounced and allow my penguin to look animated. Even the way I blended by seams was different from the tutorial, the beak included. This penguin is truly my own. I urge you not to be a “mini-Christi” (as one of our project group had stated) but rather to find your own voice and make your sculptures your own.
The Friesen Project is done in conjunction with Christi Friesen. All tutorials are retaught here with her expressed permission. Please make sure to read about the project here, and get answers to the most common FAQS here.