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About Traditional Art / Professional Premium Member Emily ColemanFemale/United States Group :iconcreaturesculptartist: creatureSculptArtist
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Assuming you are interested in learning from me, what topic would you MOST be interested in seeing in future books and/or classes? 

174 deviants said Sculpting for Molding and Casting
70 deviants said Facial Features and Expressions
65 deviants said Human and Biped Anatomy
61 deviants said Advanced Armatures and Posing
60 deviants said Clothing, Props, and Accessories
59 deviants said Advanced Painting Techniques
25 deviants said Sculpting with Other Media (Apoxie Sculpt, Wax, Etc.)
11 deviants said Complex Environments
11 deviants said Sculpture Photography
5 deviants said Other Topic (please comment)


Quote Requests : Now Accepting Applications
Next Commission Slot Opening : TBA, No Sooner than August 15, 2014

I am now accepting applications for my next commission round.  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.

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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.


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.


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


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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AshFox8091 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
:party: Happy early BDay :party:
SnakeySW Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hiya just wanted to pop by and say I love your work :) and I just pre ordered your book and can't wait to read
emilySculpts Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!!
SemiFloating Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so jealous that you're able to go to Full Sail university.

I wanted to go so badly.

Seriously. :(
emilySculpts Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
in my opinion, it's not which school you go to, it's the effort you put into your education.  if you are determined to learn, you will get so much out of your education, regardless of where you end up school-wise.  the profession i ended up in (sculpting) wasn't even what i went to school for; I was self-taught in that respect.  you can do whatever you want and become good at it if you are determined and stick with it.
SemiFloating Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is exactly what I needed to be told to me. :meow:
Thank you, Emily. 

I've believed this for a while but maybe I just needed a little push. C: 
I won't go astray again, thank you for telling me that 
whatever I do, I can get good at it.
As long as I never give up :heart: 
emilySculpts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
happy to help!  don't lose faith; it's going to get really hard at times and you are going to feel lost and frustrated.  just keep your vision clear and keep fighting forward.
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dinoCYANIDE Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014   General Artist
I just wanted to say that your sculptures have such beautiful movement. They're so clean and well done it looks like something you would see if you bought an expensive collectable figure.
emilySculpts Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!  i really appreciate that!
Littlestplushoppe Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Eeeeeeee! I just got uour book in the mail and i already have drool all over it ! Thanks for autographing it too!
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