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This is an Unfinished Instructable, check back soon for more pictures.

When I was younger, I wanted to find tutorials on how to sculpt certain characters from television shows, video games, and movies.  Unfortunately, I could never find any good clay sculpting tutorials, only how to draw them. Thats when my creativity kicked in. Why not use the drawing tutorial AS a sculpting tutorial? Over the next few weeks, my new technique was born. This Instructable will teach you what I did:

How to sculpt from ANY drawing tutorial. 

You will need:

Tin foil
Wire (optional but recomended)
Toothpicks or other detailing tools
An oven
Sculpy or Fimo clay
Wire cutters (I use NEW toenail clippers)
A great imagination
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Step 1: Find a good step-by-step draw

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First thing you need to do is find a good drawing tutorial. There are thousands out there, so find the most detailed one you can. I chose this one of Pikachu.

Step 2: Think in 3-d

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Every flat shape has an equal 3d shape. It's your job to figure out which one looks best. The chart below will show you the basics. 

Step 3: Build up the base

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Use the tin-foil to form the basic shapes. Hook them together using the wire or the toothpicks. If they want you to do details, wait. Keep building until you get to the next step. 

Step 4: 'Erase' the 'Sketch Lines'

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When you have made all of the large structures you can, this is when you add the clay. Work with the clay until it is warm and soft, and roll it into a ball. Now work it as flat as you can and start covering the foil. You will need about 1/4'' of clay over the surface of the tin sculpture.

Step 5: Add the details

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Refer back to the chart on step 2 if you need help. Use just the clay to build up the features until you are done with the drawing tutorial. Check both sides to see if they are symmetrical. Then look at the front and back. You will have to work the sides not covered by the drawing, and either use your best judgement, or find a similar tutorial of a different view. 
kreator1 year ago

end results

adipocere1 year ago
Uhh.. So where's the result
Kerushii3 years ago
no picture of final result?
KaiFoxFurry (author) 3 years ago
Hey guys, sorry about the wait, pics will be up tomorrow, since it is cooler. I live with others and didn't want to light the oven when it was already in the 90s. Thank you so much for your kind comments, I hope to make more instructables soon. :)
KaiFoxFurry (author) 4 years ago
Please vote for me in the "Play with Clay" Contest. Also, tell me what I can do to improve this instructable. It is my first, so be nice, please. Also note there will be more pictures soon. I am still baking it ;)
Kai, I agree with Rox, great first instructable, I have to ask though where the pic of the finished product, I'd love to see how it turned out with paint and all. Good job on the workup
This is a great instructable... so far! I can't believe it's your first one :) What a great idea! I hope you can finish your instructable i can't wait to see how your figure turned out. Check out my instructable as soon as i put it up. It's a mini popcorn sculpy figure. GOOD LUCK IN THE CONTEST :)