Introduction: The Lion and the Lamb :)

About: Welcome to my profile! I am a 16 year old self-taught polymer clay artist that have been working with polymer clay for around 6 years now. I have learned a lot in the time I have been sculpting and hope to lea…

This sculpture is a lion with a lamb made with polymer clay. This was a very fun sculpture for me to make and I hope it will be fun for you also. Have fun! :)

P.S. I have written some of the instructions on the pictures also to help you better understand how to make this project.


For this project you will need......

Pliers\wire cutters
Dental tool (be sure not to get the one your using!)
Small knife
Different sizes of dotting tools
Silicon tip tool
Fine tip paint brush
Q tip
Isopropyl alcohol
Paint (black, white, yellow, brown, red.)
Polymer clay (brown, black, white, yellow.)

Step 1: Sculpting the Lion's Head

To sculpt the Lion's head, I looked up pictures online of a lion's face, and tried to copy it. I recommend doing the same, unless you know exactly what a
Lions face looks like. For this, I took my orange clay and used my silicon tool and my dotting tools to create the Lion's head. Here is how mine ended up.

Step 2: Sculpting the Body

To sculpt the body, I rolled out a thick snake of clay, and shaped it to the form of a lion's body. I used the picture I found online for guidance. I also used my pliers to bend a paperclip until it broke. I used the broken piece of the paperclip to stick into the Lion's neck. This step is optional, but it does make the bond between the neck and head stronger. Here is how mine ended up looking.

Step 3: Forming the Lion's Legs

To form the legs, roll out 4 snakes of clay that come to a point at the end. At the end, put a ball of orange clay then flatten ball a bit. This will be the toes. Then, using the dotting tool and small knife, form the toes. I then placed them on the front and back sides of the Lion's body. Here is what it should look like.

Step 4: Attaching the Lion's Head and Tail

Attach the head so it is looking down to the left side. If you want, you can put a bit of clay around the neck and head to make the bond stronger. To make the tail, roll out a thin snake of clay and blend onto the Lion's hind end.

Step 5: Time for the Mane!

This step takes patience. Take your brown clay and roll it to a point, cut it,
then position onto the neck and head. Do this roughly 100 times to make all the hair you need. Also put some hair at the tip of the tail. Once you get about half way up his neck, ( he looks pretty silly at this point) make 2 small balls of orange clay and flatten. Create a point at both ends, then position onto the head and finish putting on the hair.

Step 6: Starting the Lamb

To form the Lamb's body, make a small oval shape from the white clay. For the legs, roll out 4 thin snakes of white clay with a ball of black at the end. Form them into a zigzag like shape. For the back, just turn them around and attach as shown in the picture.

Step 7: Finishing the Lamb

To form the head, create a teardrop shape, place on the body, point facing out. For the ears, create 2 very small teardrop shapes, flatten, and place on the head where ears would go. To create a woolly like texture, take your small knife and create little circles all over the body as shown in the picture. Now, this is when you get to create the Lamb's face. Use the small knife to cut and form nostrils and mouth.

Step 8: Final Details on the Lion and the Lamb

Place the lamb so that He is looking up to the Lion. Also wrap the Lion's tail around the lamb. For the claws, make tiny, tiny, teardrops from the black clay and place them on the tips of the Lions toes. I then created small creases on the Lions hips and legs. This is only if you want, but I thought it was a nice addition. For the Lion's eyes, create 2 small yellow balls and place them inside of the lion's eye socket, and then make 2 smaller black balls for his pupils. Then place them on the eyes. For the lamb's eyes, make 2 small black balls and place on both sides of His face.(we will paint them later.) Also this is a good time to use your Isopropyl alcohol and Q tip to get rid of fingerprints or dust. Then you are finally ready to bake! Make sure you are following your polymer clay package instructions for the temperature and baking time. Different clay brands sometimes have different baking instructions.

Step 9: Time for the Paint!

Now for the fun part! Using a picture I found on the internet, (I suggest you do the same.) I painted the Lions face, ears, and paws. I then took my brown paint and shaded the back, legs, and creases. For the lamb, paint his eyes yellow with black pupils. Then mix your white paint with your red paint (if you have pink paint use it!) for the inside of His ears. I then took my white paint (which is an ever so slightly different shade as the lamb.) and shade the back of the lamb. This is optional, but I thought it looked pretty good.
P.S. I know I didn't tell you on each and every step which tools to use. That is because I left that part up to you on some steps. Some tools may be easier for you to use on different steps.

Then that's it! Your done! Congrats! Hope that this was a very fun and educational challenge! Have fun! God bless you!

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