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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? 

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197 deviants said Sculpting for Molding and Casting
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83 deviants said Facial Features and Expressions
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76 deviants said Human and Biped Anatomy
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72 deviants said Clothing, Props, and Accessories
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68 deviants said Advanced Painting Techniques
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65 deviants said Advanced Armatures and Posing
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31 deviants said Sculpting with Other Media (Apoxie Sculpt, Wax, Etc.)
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19 deviants said Complex Environments
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12 deviants said Sculpture Photography
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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 : CLOSED


Price Quote Requests : Now Taking Applications 

Next Slot Opening Date : May 1, 2015

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 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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emilySculpts
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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:icontopazdawnrose:
TopazDawnrose Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Hi Emily, I wanted to say I really like your arbori, seems artists tend to think in similar veins
my leafilae and they share a lot in common XD
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AstraIKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi there! Quick question, Is creature sculpt the book with more content, or is that fantasy creatures in clay? Thank you!
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emilySculpts Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Creature Sculpt is about 40 pages longer than FCiC.
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:iconastraikitsune:
AstraIKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
alright, thank you! :3
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yoyobutt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Your sculptures are absolutely gorgeous, I'm in love with your gallery! Keep up the fantastic work.
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DasUberboo Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2015
Beautiful artwork!
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great art! Congrats! :clap:
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LarayaDracomshu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sculpting emergency! I need to sculpt a character that is completely made of fire...but there are no tutorials online that teaches how to sculpt fire. Its either using "green stuff" or its just a picture of sculpted fire. Can I have a tutorial on how to sculpt fire?
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emilySculpts Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
try try try until it looks right.  that's how i sculpt fire.  feel free to look through my gallery, i think i have a few examples.
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LarayaDracomshu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok. Thank you :)
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