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Dragon Bust by rgyoung Dragon Bust by rgyoung
Monster Clay, roughly 6" tall. I received an extremely generous sample of this stuff last week and I'm head-over-heels in love with it after experimenting with it a bit. This bust was the end-result of that experimentation. Any sculptors out there reading this: I highly encourage you to give this clay a try--it's got some really great properties.
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
The bust looks really great, nice work.
Monster Clay is awesome, it is all I use now. Even molding it is better, pulls from molds very clean.
dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Has the gears turning, I haven't done anything with clay in 3 decades. Other than battle with it on jobsites. Or try to get the gumbo off the boots. Is this type only for modeling, or can it be kilned.?
Tenebrous-Inc Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
it's only for modeling.. it has a low melting point. If put in a kiln, you'd have a nice big pool of clay hehe
dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love this, despite the completely inhuman head and oversized teeth which inhibit expression you can feel a sort of bemusement in the eyes and tilt of the head of the dragon. Its not just a beast, youve made a character here.
Tenebrous-Inc Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I love monster clay with all my dark heart. I strictly use it, if you have a heat gun and run it over the piece lightly on a low heat it will give the piece a nice gloss to it. Also responds well to stencil brushes, to give a lighter shade of texture that's more gritty. I have twenty pounds of it, love it.

awesome piece as well btw!
angelswings218 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really cool
BrittaM Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Yet another sculptor gets sucked into the realm of Monster Clay! I've been hearing everyone rave about the stuff, I really need to try it out myself.

This guy's got a lot of character and attitude.
AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool stuff! How does it hold up to gravity?
rgyoung Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's pretty stiff when it's room-temperature, so it holds up to gravity pretty well. It's an oil-based clay, though, so you can't do anything permanent with it unless you get into moldmaking/casting.
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