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BatBoy tutorial 1 by Arthammer BatBoy tutorial 1 by Arthammer
Anybody can sculpt - yup.
All you need is some aluminum wire, super sculpey (or preemo, or whatever polymer clay makes you happy), a few tools, some plumbers putty and of course - an oven! A toaster oven can be used if your sculpture is small enough or is made in parts.

I used some art from Lord Mesa to make this sculpt. I saw that cool ass Batman version he did online and had to sculpt it up. Here you see Batboy's head roughed in a sculpey preemo mix (I mix those two for strength sometimes). I twisted up some aluminum wire to make the little body armature and used the the plumbers putty to hold those wires together and rough in where the chest and crotch would be.
This will be a simple tutorial and not too involved so beginers can have fun giving sculpting a shot too.
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ChibiHaruChans Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
I wanted to know how big this sculpture was and how you got the wire twisted that way
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Arthammer Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional
I used a electric dremmel tool and a pair of pliers to hold 2 - 3 long aluminum wires. I locked the wire ends in the dremmel tip and pinched the other end with the pliers and turned on the dremmel slowly - as it spins it twists the wire into a nice braid. If you try this please wear plastic goggles to protect your eyes because the wires can pop out and hit you in the face from the torque of the dremmel if you're not careful. Hope that makes sense. The sculpt was about 5 inches tall I think, been a while since I looked at it.
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ChibiHaruChans Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Thanks that helped a lot :)
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Jinxt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
I'm so excited! I've always wanted to try to make a sculpture but I'm always too nervous to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing, maybe I'll try it out!
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Arthammer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional
I kept this one simple so beginners can give it a try and have fun with it. Good luck and if you need any pointers just ask away.
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Dygera Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool^^
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Arthammer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional
:)
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deboratsuki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial!!! ^-^
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Arthammer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional
Thanks - glad you liked it.
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bustbunny Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
wait, but like how do you get it so detailed? lol, everytime i try to sculpt, i try to get the basic shape, and try to make details, using my fingers and toothpicks and etc....but like, everything becomes so disproportioned, and like the overall shape changes, because of the pressure i apply.... is the super sculpey clay harder or something?
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Arthammer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Professional
You can make a thinner version of your sculpture like a underframe and bake that so when you're building up the forms won't be so squishy. Sculpey allows you to do that - it's called prebaking. You can even finish off detailed areas and bake those to keep from mashing other areas of the sculpt as you work. There is also a firmer version of Super Sculpey that comes in the grey color...you may want to give that a try.
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derffie Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
Very comprehensive, really nicely laid out, and still enspiring for all, beginers and the experianced alike!!! good work buddy! I'm gonna link this to a few people!!
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Arthammer Featured By Owner May 9, 2006  Professional
Thanks man. It's very basic and loose, don't want to scare anybody away, just maybe inspire them a pinch if I can. If somebody can take anything from it that'll help them out that's cool. Just a fun little peek at how I do some of my projects.
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derffie Featured By Owner May 9, 2006
Bloody helpful stuff....never thought of doing a tutorial, but your work is alittle, um, cleaner than mine! the prosesses that I use are a little eratic!!!!
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Arthammer Featured By Owner May 9, 2006  Professional
Hah - don't shy!!! It's all in the "making of" buddy - not how clean it is...some folks want to just see it get made and how "you" do it. That's the whole entertaining/learning aspect of a tutorial. Plus, I'm a neat freak with my sculpts...well most times anyway...LOL.
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derffie Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
Hmm....Ok I thing the next one I rig up something for all to see.......It will be very odd though!!!
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Arthammer Featured By Owner May 11, 2006  Professional
I bet it will interesting as hell I bet - go for it...
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
kewl!

you make it sound so easy. let's see if my results can match yours (unlikely).

tony :-P
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Arthammer Featured By Owner May 8, 2006  Professional
Hey - you never know??? May even do a better job...;) I'd love to see what you come up with.
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
kewl!

you make it sound so easy. let's see if my results can match yours (unlikely).

tony :-P
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Canmo Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
nice tutorial, i hope make some figures of super sculpey, this look very cool
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Arthammer Featured By Owner May 8, 2006  Professional
Thanks for looking - more to come.
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