I'm here to show you my next clay creations. This time I had fun getting my tiny animal sculpt on, with a mini cat figurine, based on my cat Gremlin and a little penguin :)
I like to spend a lot of time getting the carving just perfect, I probably spend too much time on it but I find it a really satisfying process. I've always wanted to whittle wood which I imagine is quite a similar process :) I've found letting the clay become leather hard is the perfect time to get out the scalpel and go to town.
The tiny Gremlin was so much fun to make and I really love his little bib detail! I also tried to mimic his fur pattern but keep it simple at the same time. I left his white body unpainted because the porcelain-type clay body is such a nice colour anyway. You can also see how his body looks pretty smooth and that's after a good hour or so of sanding :)
The little penguin was even more about simplicity
I decided to put a clear gloss on his front to mimic his sleek wet fur.
I'm kind of giddy with how they both turned out and a nice reminder that putting effort and love into what you create can pay off :)