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Quote Requests : Now Accepting Applications

Next Slot Opening Date : January 15, 2015 (estimated)

To read about how to apply for a commission slot and to read my full policy, please head over to my website for all the details.

PLEASE do not submit commission inquiries through deviantArt.  I do not accept points as payment for commissions.

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Materials and Tools

Please read the description of any piece to see what materials I used for its construction.

My maquettes are constructed using Super Sculpey and Sculpey Firm.  Some of my maquettes as well as my larger sculptures are made using Aves Apoxie Sculpt and/or Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam.    I also work with Monster Clay and create molds/casts from these sculpts.

My armatures consist of household aluminum foil, as well as aluminum armature wire.  I paint with Delta Ceramcoat craft acrylic paints, using both an airbrush (for larger pieces) and hand brushes.

I buy my wood bases at Jo-Ann, Michael's, and AC Moore.  They are available at most local craft stores in the US.  I am not familiar with where you can purchase them internationally, but factory direct craft sells wood bases and ships internationally.

For Supply Purchase, Try....

dickblick.com
utrechtart.com
sculpt.com       
smoothon.com

Concerning Sales

If a piece is for sale in my gallery, it will state so in the description.  If it does not mention being for sale, it was either a custom piece created for someone else or it has already been sold (or I am just not selling it!)  Please do not ask me to remake any pieces in my gallery; not only is this boring for me to do, it defeats much of the purpose of owning an original.  I do not mind sculpting the same character again, but it needs to be in a fresh light.

Check out the for sale section in my gallery to see a selection of works currently available for purchase.

A Note About Questions

I will no longer be responding to material related questions that can be answered with a simple Google search or that I have answered on this page.  I am not doing this to be mean.  I get a LOT of questions that I simply do not have the time to respond to.

If you have a questions about technique, PLEASE check my tutorials in my gallery to see that it isn't answered there first.  I put a lot of time and effort into those and they explain a majority of what I do.  

Group Requests

While I appreciate the motion,  I do not accept requests to unthemed groups or groups with themes that are irrelevant to the particular sculpture.  Please don't take it personally if I decline your group invitation.  I welcome themed group invitations, regardless of quality control.


Comments

Yes, I have comments turned off.  It is for a number of reasons, but mainly because I don't have the time to manage them.  If you really want to comment on a specific piece, feel free to send me a note or comment on the gallery page.

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All sculpture photos are taken by my Husband, Joe Coleman :iconphantom42:

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Commission : Celestia and Luna (Details) by emilySculpts
Commission : Celestia and Luna (Details)

Please note, this piece was a commission and is not for sale. While I do take commissions (see below), I do not remake pieces that I have already made. Thank you for your understanding.

About : Based on MLP FiM #5 Cover Image by andypriceart

Holy cow, it’s done!!!  This is the largest commission I have ever taken on and is one of the largest pieces I have ever produced.  I hit a lot of roadblocks with this piece, for sure; lots of new stuff here.  But over all, it really was a blast to work on and I learned a TON.

This piece is largely Epoxy based.   I used Free Form Air for the main structure of the busts, with the details being done in Apoxie Sculpt.  The crowns and hair were sculpted over wire mesh.  The crowns are also removable and Celestia’s is big enough for a little girl to wear!  I made the horns so that the can unscrew from the head, for easier shipping and storage.

The base was probably the biggest challenge with this piece as it combined many things that I don’t normally work with.  The design was done in Illustrator which was then used to laser cut the worbla (thermoplastic) needed for the main structure of the base.  It was all put together with epoxy glue, fun foam, a few support wires, and Apoxie Sculpt.  

All the flowers as well as the butterflies and bats were done with Premo!colored clays (and yes, each of those flowers were individually made by hand)  The birds were done with Super Sculpey/Sculpey Firm over wire and Apoxie Sculpt.  Most of the details are hand painted.  The landscapes on the back were Photoshopped from Andy’s original designed, printed on waterslide decal paper, and applied to the sculpture.  I painted over certain areas to help it tie in to the rest of the base.

Materials : Busts - Apoxie Sculpt, Free Form Air, Wire Mesh, Swarovski Crystals, Cel Vinyl, Pearl Ex

Base - Worbla, Fun Foam, and Apoxie Sculpt Around Wood Plaques (Main Structure), Premo! (Flowers, Bats, and Butterflies), Super Sculpey/Sculpey Firm (Birds), Waterslide Decals, Faux Gems, Cel Vinyl, Pearl Ex

Dimensions : Total Height - 16” At Top of Hair, 19” At Tip of Horn  Base - 14.25” Width x 11.25” Depth x 6.25” Height

Time Taken : 117 hours (70 hours for busts, 47 hours for base)

Commission : Celestia and Luna - Day and Night by emilySculpts

Main Shots with Original Art Comparison

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Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?

Creature Sculpt is now Fantasy Creatures in Clay! by emilySculpts  Online Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critters by emilySculpts  :iconcreaturesculptartist: 

The Book : Fantasy Creatures in Clay

The Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critters

The Group : Creature Sculpt Artist

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Interested in a Commission?  Please check my journal for current status.

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Commission : Celestia and Luna - Day and Night by emilySculpts
Commission : Celestia and Luna - Day and Night

Please note, this piece was a commission and is not for sale. While I do take commissions (see below), I do not remake pieces that I have already made. Thank you for your understanding.

About : Based on MLP FiM #5 Cover Image by andypriceart

Holy cow, it’s done!!!  This is the largest commission I have ever taken on and is one of the largest pieces I have ever produced.  I hit a lot of roadblocks with this piece, for sure; lots of new stuff here.  But over all, it really was a blast to work on and I learned a TON.

This piece is largely Epoxy based.   I used Free Form Air for the main structure of the busts, with the details being done in Apoxie Sculpt.  The crowns and hair were sculpted over wire mesh.  The crowns are also removable and Celestia’s is big enough for a little girl to wear!  I made the horns so that the can unscrew from the head, for easier shipping and storage.

The base was probably the biggest challenge with this piece as it combined many things that I don’t normally work with.  The design was done in Illustrator which was then used to laser cut the worbla (thermoplastic) needed for the main structure of the base.  It was all put together with epoxy glue, fun foam, a few support wires, and Apoxie Sculpt.  

All the flowers as well as the butterflies and bats were done with Premo!colored clays (and yes, each of those flowers were individually made by hand)  The birds were done with Super Sculpey/Sculpey Firm over wire and Apoxie Sculpt.  Most of the details are hand painted.  The landscapes on the back were Photoshopped from Andy’s original designed, printed on waterslide decal paper, and applied to the sculpture.  I painted over certain areas to help it tie in to the rest of the base.

Materials : Busts - Apoxie Sculpt, Free Form Air, Wire Mesh, Swarovski Crystals, Cel Vinyl, Pearl Ex

Base - Worbla, Fun Foam, and Apoxie Sculpt Around Wood Plaques (Main Structure), Premo! (Flowers, Bats, and Butterflies), Super Sculpey/Sculpey Firm (Birds), Waterslide Decals, Faux Gems, Cel Vinyl, Pearl Ex

Dimensions : Total Height - 16” At Top of Hair, 19” At Tip of Horn  Base - 14.25” Width x 11.25” Depth x 6.25” Height

Time Taken : 117 hours (70 hours for busts, 47 hours for base)

Commission : Celestia and Luna (Details) by emilySculpts

More Details!

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Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?

Creature Sculpt is now Fantasy Creatures in Clay! by emilySculpts  Online Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critters by emilySculpts  :iconcreaturesculptartist:

The Book : Fantasy Creatures in Clay

The Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critters

The Group : Creature Sculpt Artist

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Interested in a Commission?  Please check my journal for current status.

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Three More Toothless Bust Sets Available NOW! by emilySculpts
Three More Toothless Bust Sets Available NOW!

Toothless Bust Sets 7-9 Are Now Available for Purchase!

Buy Now at www.emilysculpts.com/shop/toothless

1-6 have already sold! Set 10 will be an eBay auction so this is your last chance to buy a set outright.

For more information on the busts, go here.

The Faces of Toothless - Limited Edition Bust Set by emilySculpts

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Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?

Creature Sculpt is now Fantasy Creatures in Clay! by emilySculpts  Online Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critters by emilySculpts  :iconcreaturesculptartist: 

The Book : Fantasy Creatures in Clay

The Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critters

The Group : Creature Sculpt Artist

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Interested in a Commission?  Please check my journal for current status.

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More Toothless Bust Sets Available NOW! by emilySculpts
More Toothless Bust Sets Available NOW!

Toothless Bust Sets 4-6 Are Now Available for Purchase!

Buy Now at www.emilysculpts.com/shop/toothless

Act now!  Sets 1-3 sold out in under 45 minutes.  Sets 7-9 will be available shortly after 4-6 are gone.  Set 10 is going to be put on eBay for auction.

For more information on the busts, go here.

The Faces of Toothless - Limited Edition Bust Set by emilySculpts

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Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?

Creature Sculpt is now Fantasy Creatures in Clay! by emilySculpts  Online Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critters by emilySculpts  :iconcreaturesculptartist:

The Book : Fantasy Creatures in Clay

The Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critters

The Group : Creature Sculpt Artist

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Interested in a Commission?  Please check my journal for current status.

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Check me out on : Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Etsy | emilySculpts.com

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The Faces of Toothless - Limited Edition Bust Set by emilySculpts
The Faces of Toothless - Limited Edition Bust Set

The Faces of Toothless - Limited Edition Bust Set (Edition of 10)

Created by Emily Coleman of emilySculpts.com

Project Adviser, Dane Stogner of Dreamworks and Lead Animator of Toothless in HTTYD2 (nfpuppeteer)

Buy a set now!

Sets 1-3 have already sold.  I will update this post when I have new sets available.  I am not making more than 10 sets of these available to the public.  Once these are gone, they are gone!

About the Project : This started as a nightly sculpting exercise for me back in June.  I wanted to strengthen my skills in expression and picked Toothless as my subject.  He is one of my favorite characters of all time and his expressions are fantastic.  

Several sculptures into the project, I was contacted by Dane Stogner.  He is the lead animator of Toothless and he wanted to offer some guidance on making my busts look more on model.  And boy did his advice help!

The project was so well received, I decided to make 10 sets of cast resin busts available to the public.  And that is what I have here for you today!

Read more about the background of the project and see the original sculpts here.

Measurements : Each bust is about 3.5-4.5” tall; Base measures 18” long by 3.5” wide by 1” tall

What’s Included : Busts are solid urethane resin casts made from my original Monster Clay sculptures.  They are attached to the base via hardened steel pegs and epoxy glue.  

Each bust is hand painted using high quality Cel Vinyl paints.  The finish is waterproof and chip resistant. Each scale is varnished by hand with a semi-gloss finish.  The eyes, teeth, and mouth interiors all have a high gloss finish.

Bases are custom cut pine wood.  They have been stained and sealed with a semi-gloss polyurethane.  There are 6 rubber feet attached to the underside to protect your display surface.

A custom engraved brass plate is affixed to the front of the base.  It displays the title of the piece as well as the edition number.

Each piece is signed by myself and Dane Stogner, the project adviser.  Signatures are on the underside of the base, in gold sharpie.  Dane even drew little Toothless faces on each one!

Included in the box are care instructions, a small sheet of Toothless stickers, and a certificate of authenticity signed by myself and Dane.

Price : $385 USD - Includes Shipping to Lower 48 States.  Payment accepted by PayPal only.

Shipping to AK, HI, and Canada, add $20.  All other International destinations, add $40.  APO and US Territories will be invoiced separately for shipping, if needed.

Buy a set now!

Shipping : Shipping is available worldwide.  Lower 48 is shipped via Fed Ex Ground.  AK and HI are shipped via USPS Priority Mail.  International destinations are shipped via USPS Global Priority Mail.  All packages are insured against loss and damage.  US packages come with full tracking.  International packages can be tracked only until they leave the US.  

International customers, check with your local post office to see if you are able to use USPS tracking information within your country.  You may also want to check for any taxes or import fees that you may need to pay upon receiving the package.

Please note that due to the hand made nature of this item, each piece may vary slightly from the photos shown above.  These variations are minor and occur in mostly in painted details and wood grain on the base.


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Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?

Creature Sculpt is now Fantasy Creatures in Clay! by emilySculpts  Online Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critters by emilySculpts  :iconcreaturesculptartist:

The Book : Fantasy Creatures in Clay

The Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critters

The Group : Creature Sculpt Artist

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Interested in a Commission?  Please check my journal for current status.

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Check me out on : Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Etsy | emilySculpts.com
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Emily Coleman
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a sculptor based out of the DC Metro Area. I love creatures, animals, and cartoons, which is reflected in my work. I also have a love for wildlife and nature
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FroggyDreams Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your pokemon sculptures!!! Amazing detail and pose and everything is so perfect!  Keep up the amazing work :D
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Axol-The-Axolotl Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Why are the comments disabled?
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Robert-Clell-Asher Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are on fire! You keep turning out this incredible art! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
I love your gallery!
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ImpaSane Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  New member
I love your art work! <3
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DARKDEMONWOLFBABY Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
OH MY GOSH MY NAME IS EMILY TOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Blazibaby Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello  there!
Just a little thumbs up here from the UK about your book, Fantasy Creatures in Clay! Just got my copy in the mail today from Amazon and after a quick flick through, I have already learned so much more in that short 10 minutes than I have the good few months I have been "properly" sculpting! Thank you very much for providing such an in depth and helpful guide to sculpting so that we all may enjoy the pleasure this fascinating craft brings! Keep up the amazing work!
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emilySculpts Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you ever so much!  there are the things i just LOVE to read :D  i really appreciate your support and happy sculpting to you!
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JaguarPaws Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I was wonder what I should do when sanding my sculptures. When I was sanding I noticed that there were some fine particles that can fly in to the air, when that happened I remembered my ceramics teacher saying something about silica and how it can stay in the air for a few weeks. On the back of creature sculpt it says that polymer clay is PVC based, i google searched it and people say that it was a very toxic plastic.
I don't if I should be worried, if people on google were exaggerating too much or what i should do.
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emilySculpts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
just use a dust mask!
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