View Full Version : First polymer sculpt, seeking opinions

02-09-2005, 01:29 AM
A crosspost from Sculpture. I thought it would be equally appropriate here and I need all the opinion I can get!

So, I'm new here and new to sculpting. I sculpted a bust in high school (1995) in clay and I recently decided to play with polymer clay in the hopes of making collectible-worthy sculptures to sell on eBay.
This is my first sculpture, he is what you call a portune. Old English "otherkin" or "wee folk", portunes are supposed to be a tiny farmer's helper with a bit of a wild side, related to leprechauns but said to resemble gaunt little old men. Well, I think he looks more like Gandhi than a leprechaun, but there you go. (Though his face looks remarkably like Patrick Stewart - complete coincidence. I will have to get a better photo of it in better light tomorrow, or perhaps after he is painted) He is dubbed "Mr. Portune" until such time as a better name comes to me. His hands are up because, being a helpful fairy, I had intended for him to be sewing up some ripped piece of clothing. Needle in one hand, pulling thread in the other and the rip between his feet. I'm also trying to think of alternate scenarios in case a different one might look nicer.
He is currently just from the oven and unpainted. I plan on painting him and gluing some hair (wool) in the appropriate places.
Can anyone point me to helpful threads or tutorials on how to posting with images and uploading such images to Wet Canvas? I'd love to have them visible in the post instead of linked.
I'm sorry the pictures aren't better. I'm still learning how best to use our new camera.



02-09-2005, 01:36 PM
I'm not qualified to comment on sculpture.
They look so tiny. I think you have to concentrate hard to do such fine work.
As to uploading you can find it as the last item under "quick links", a matter of copy and paste, quite easy.
Success !

02-09-2005, 01:55 PM
Here they are. :)

02-10-2005, 10:36 PM
New to Sculpture? Well you certainly are a natural! Excellent work - he really does look like a Portune! Lord what inspired you? There aren't any of those running around in your neck of the woods :eek: are there?

02-13-2005, 07:23 PM
Thanks. Here are some pics of him, finished.