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In this Instuctable, I will show you how to make a clay Red Turtle Shell from Mario!
What you need:
Clay (I used Oven Bake)
Red, orange, tan, black and white paints
A little bit of time (Took me maybe 45 minutes all together including breaks and waiting time)
Red Turtle Shell picture for reference
Round Chop Stick
Step 1: Beginning the Sculpt
First you want to get your clay out, it doesn't matter what color you use, since you will be painting over it.
I wanted to start off with a light orange color, so I mixed orange and white. Warm you clay up by holding it in your hands and mushing it around, then make a sort of squished egg shape.
Next, take a smaller piece of clay and put it in your hands and roll it back and forth to make a snake like piece, then using your reference picture, wrap the snake around the ball (body), raising it higher in the front(look at pictures). When the end meets the other end, smooth it together with your fingers, getting rid of the 'crease'.
Take your chop stick, and, using the smaller end, poke a hole where the turtle head would be, and then using a tooth pick with one of the ends cut of, dig two smaller half holes on either side, making the leg holes. Using the same method as above, make a smaller snake and wrap it around the neck hole.
Step 2: Detailing
Take the pointy end of your tooth pick tool and begin scoring lines into the shell, starting out light, then pressing harder once you know where to put the lines, look at your reference picture!
Step 3: Painting
Now, depending on what paint you use, you may need to make multiple coats, I only had to do so with the white.
Take a small paint brush and begin painting, I needed to mix most of my colors to get the right shade. Once you get the red, white and tan done, take a super fine paint brush (pointy end of a tooth pick will work), get your black paint and begin painting the crevices on the top of the shell, keep a tissue on hand so you can wipe away any accidents that get on unwanted areas.
Step 4: Finished
All done, turned out pretty nice I think!
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