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The reason that I started the Polymer Clay Challenge back in 2015 was to get people to GROW in their polymer clay skills. Please read January’s post to see what challenge I have taken on every year and how I too have pushed myself to grow.
I have always been drawn to the fantasy sculpture realm. Until this year my sculptures have been more cartoon like. Which makes my soul sing because that’s what I like … but this year I decided that I would make it a personal goal to try my hand at whimsical facial sculpting. Not realism, but fantasy realism.
My goal for the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge was to create just one fantasy face per month … the first two months of the year, I was able to get more than one face sculpted. This past month was a very busy month with the Lent season as well as Easter holidays. But the most important part was that I learned something and that I had a lot of fun!
There are a few things I would do differently next time I scalp a face. The lips ended up being too “red” when I was finished and unlike the past sculpted faces, Edgar’s age spots stand out way too much, in addition I can tell I was tired after a long day of claying because his seams are not completely blended enough.
The point of participating in the Polymer Clay Challenge is that you are pushing yourself to really grow, to focus on something you may not have otherwise tackled. With every fantasy face I sculpt, I get better and better … and that’s exactly how crafters become artists, and artists become professionals.
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