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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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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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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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Garurumon by emilySculpts
Garurumon
Please note, this piece was created for another person and is not for sale.While I do take commissions (see below), I do not remake pieces that I have already made. I am also not open for trades.  Thank you for your understanding.

About : Part of my trade with the lovely vonBorowsky.  This is one of her favorite Digimon.  We decided to take it in a more naturalistic direction versus the cartoony look of the anime.  I really enjoyed creating this; from beefing up the original design, to creating the dynamic pose, to airbrushing the soft colors.

Materials : Apoxie Sculpt, Sculpey Firm, Super Sculpey, Wire Armature, Cel Vinyl Paints, Wood Base

Dimensions : 9" Tall on a 4.75x7" Base

Time Taken :  21 hours

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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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Work in Progress - Celestia and Luna Busts by emilySculpts
Work in Progress - Celestia and Luna Busts

Based Off the Work of andypriceart MLP Comic # 5 Cover Art

This is a huge commission I am working on for one of my collectors.  Since it is taking up so much of my time and I don’t have much else to show until it’s done, I thought I would do a post showing the progress I’ve made so far.  This is a large scale piece that is 100% epoxy based clay.  Some changes were made vs. the original art work in order to help the look of the piece in three dimensions.

Materials : Free Form Air, Apoxie Sculpt

Current Measurements : 11 inches from base of neck to top of hair, 11x14” Wood Base

Current Hours : 45

1 . Mock Up : This is a paper mock up of the final piece, showing proportions and placement.  The base is a project in and of itself; I will be discussing the base more in future progress images.

2. Armature : Since these are busts, I don’t really need much of an armature.  I used 1/4” aluminum wire as an anchor for the clay to grab onto.  I cover the base in foil to keep the clay from sticking as I need to be able to remove the busts for sanding and detailing.

3. Base Structure : I could have started with styrofoam or even foil, but I opted to use Free Form Air Epoxy Clay from Smooth On.  It is very light weight but cures rock hard.  I built up this base form in three sessions, allowing each layer to cure before moving on to the next.  

4. Secondary Form : After a session with the power sander, I use Apoxie Sculpt to start filling in the gaps and adding more shape to the faces.  Free Form Air is great for base shapes, but difficult to use for details.  I also prefer the smooth, final surface of Apoxie Sculpt; Free Form tends to stay a bit on the gritty side.

5. Refined Form : Lots of sanding has been done as well as refinement to the lines and details in the face.  The horns aren’t seen in this picture, but they are sculpted around stainless steel bolts.  I drilled holes into the foreheads and inserted coupler nuts so that the horns are easily removable (for shipping and moving purposes).  Also, both sides of the faces are fully detailed, even though hair will be largely covering the back facing sides of the heads.

6. Hair Prep : I decided that I would need to make the hair as separate pieces that will be glued on after painting.  There are too many tight spots that I will need to reach for the hair to be attached from the start.  I wrapped the busts with foil and masking tape to prevent the hair from sticking.  I temporarily attached some wire mesh for initial support for the hair.  Ponies in spaaaaace!

7. Hair, Base Structure : I once again started with Free Form Air.  I pulled the cured clay off the busts by removing the masking tape and foil. I was then able to add more cay to the underside of the hair. I cleaned everything up with my Dremel and power sander before placing both hair pieces back onto the heads, making sure that the horns were able to be removed through the hair.

8. Hair, Refinement : I laid in Apoxie Sculpt to detail the hair and add some more form.  

9. Hair, More Base Structure : In order to keep the hair removable, I had to make the hair in two sections.  This will prevent the busts from getting “trapped” in their hair shells!   I used more Free Form, this time with some embedded wires for the flyaways.

10. Hair, More Refinement : And again, I’ve laid in more Apoxie Sculpt to start detailing the front of the hair.  I will leave the flyaways for last so I don’t snap them off while working.

So much more to come!

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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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Q+A with Impact Books by emilySculpts
Q+A with Impact Books

I am going to be answering questions from viewers for a Q&A with my publisher, Impact Books!  Got a question about sculpting or how my book was made?  It’s your chance to hear back from me!  Send questions directly to Impact via Twitter or Facebook.

I will be answering questions in a video format later this month!

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Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?

Creature Sculpt is now Fantasy Creatures in Clay! by emilySculpts  Skillshare Class : Sculpting Creatures and Critter 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
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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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Robert-Clell-Asher Featured By Owner 6 days ago  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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woodcarve Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work you make and thanks for the fav.
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honeysclover Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
how long do you think till your book creature sculpt in PB is restocked?
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