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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? 

31%
201 deviants said Sculpting for Molding and Casting
13%
85 deviants said Facial Features and Expressions
12%
76 deviants said Human and Biped Anatomy
11%
72 deviants said Clothing, Props, and Accessories
11%
71 deviants said Advanced Painting Techniques
10%
65 deviants said Advanced Armatures and Posing
5%
31 deviants said Sculpting with Other Media (Apoxie Sculpt, Wax, Etc.)
3%
20 deviants said Complex Environments
2%
12 deviants said Sculpture Photography
1%
8 deviants said Other Topic (please comment)
If you need to contact me, please do so via my website, emilysculpts.com, and not via comment or note.  This is the best way to ensure I get back to you in a timely manner or I may miss your message completely.  Thank you so much!

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COMMISSIONS STATUS : OPEN

Commission Policy | Pricing and Application 

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Before you make an inquiry about a commission, please read over my policy and pricing information in full.  Links to both pages are listed above.

PLEASE do not submit commission inquiries through deviantArt.  I only discuss commissions via email, which can be accessed on my website.  Additionally,  I do not accept points as payment for commissions.

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Why are you no longer taking commissions of licensed characters, aka “fan art”?

Back in November, I made the original announcement  that I will be ending fan art commissions. I have been getting a lot of questions on the matter so I thought I would make another post letting people know my reasoning behind this.

Firstly, no, I did not receive any cease and desist orders or anything like that.  While not impossible, it’s highly unlikely that something like that would happen on the relatively small scale that I have worked.  Still, just because I probably would never get in trouble doesn’t make me feel better about creating unlicensed sculptures.  

That being said, I never expected to be getting so many fan art based sculpture commissions.  When I first started taking commissions again back in 2012, I was commissioned for a Pokemon sculpture, of the character Koffing.  Ever since then, I have been getting more requests for licensed characters and less requests for the original characters and fantasy creatures that I love.  

When I exhibited at Designer Con last November and saw all the amazing originality and storytelling of attending artists, it made me realize how my art has veered from the original path I had laid out for myself.  I have become better known for fan art rather than my own original creations.  It’s not what I want for myself or my art.  While I have enjoyed recreating people’s favorite characters and learning a bunch of new techniques in the process, it’s time to move onward and upward.

Ending fan art commissions is my first step in getting my business back on track in the direction I want to be going.  This year, I will be expanding my collection of original works, creating more educational material, and generally doing more of what I want to do.  I will still be taking commissions, for now, for original characters, animals, pets, and fantasy creatures.  However, the plan is to one day phase out commissions completely.

I have been told “but you would make so much more money!” and “you would be so much more popular”, in reference to fan art.  But it goes so far beyond money and popularity.  It’s about enjoying the art I create and feeling good about it.  It’s about being known for my own original ideas, not the ideas of others.  It’s about following my own path and my own dreams.  I only have so much time each day.  I want to be spending it on what I WANT to be doing, not what will make me more money/make me more popular/etc.

While I am so happy to share with my viewers and see their reactions, at the end of the day, I make art for myself.  And if I am not happy, what’s the point?  Life’s too short to not love what you do and do what you love.  

(As a side note, I am not telling other people what to do here or looking down on anyone that does fan art.  This is just me explaining why I have decided to take the direction that I have.)

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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 Aves Apoxie SculptSuper Sculpey, and Sculpey Firm.  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 Cel Vinylpaints, using both an airbrush and regular 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 need to get in touch with me, please use the contact form on my website, emilysculpts.com.

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

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Emily Coleman
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a sculptor based out of Orlando, Florida. My home is the heart of my inspiration. 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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Schamala Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist
awesome work Heart Heart :happybounce:  I really love it, you`re very talentedFlight Want  {Gift} 
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Ruby-Kicks Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Hello I've admired you for quite a long time and recently I've been really getting into sculpting. At this time I do really cartoony things so I cannot wait to get my book I just ordered from you and enroll in your class to broaden my horizons. <3

Thanks for being so open and helpful with your methods it's amazing to see someone of your talent not just sharing your art but helping others make art as well. :heart:
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emilySculpts Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!!
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DrawingBlue Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Hi,
nice greetings from your babies!
They arrived save and sound!
Absolutly loving them :meow:
Dawww by DrawingBlue
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emilySculpts Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
YESSSSS :D :D :D
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MontyTH Featured By Owner May 29, 2015   General Artist
Hello! Could you please tell me how are you making the special support (platform) for your sculptures?
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BandGeek83 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you still do pokemon?
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Sanji301 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Artist
keep up the good work :D (Big Grin)
ps. I hope I can be like you one day!
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dragonscove33 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
ɕαη ψσմ ʍαƘε α ɕմςϯσʍ Թʆεαςε ί ϖίʆʆ ɓմψ ίϯ 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 ʜᴏᴡ ᴍᴜᴄʜ ᴘʟᴇᴀsᴇ ɪ ᴡᴏɴ'ᴛ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ɪᴛ ᴅɪғғᴇʀᴇɴᴛ ᴛʜᴇɴ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴅᴏɴᴇ
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