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  • Feb. 23rd-24th 2018 - ConNooga, Chattanooga TN
  • Nov. 17th-19th 2017 - Atlanta Steampunk Exposition: Atlanta GA
  • Nov. 11th - 12th 2017 - Christmas at Lithia Springs High school, Lithia Springs GA
  • Oct. 7th 2017 - RevFest: Rev Coffee Smyrna GA
  • Sep. 1st-4th 2017 - DragonCon: Atlanta GA

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Don't Fawn over Her too much

   I like to make several framed sculptures for my Galley in the Dragon Con Art Show. I enjoy them because it is a 3D piece you can hang on your wall. This year I am working on a sweet Fawn. Slightly different than a satyr or pan (a creature that is half goat) a fawn has attributes more similar to a deer.
Well let's get started on our Polymer Clay Sculpture.
Began with the head on this piece. I took my time to get the look just right to reflect the attitude I was trying to achieve in this sculpture. I was going for a peaceful look. And I wanted my fawn to be holding/playing a pipe so I puckered her lips slightly.
After I was happy with the head and face I worked on her ears. Since I wanted this piece to resemble a deer, I sculpted her some sweet animal ears.
Pretty cute don't ya think?
Normally I wait until last to sculpt any extensions or accessories but for this one I went ahead and made her some antlers and her pan pipes.

Now to sculpt her torso. The display frame for my fawn is around 3.5x3.5 so I only needed to make half a body, stopping just above the hips.

I added the neck, upper arms and shoulders next.

Then the hands are sculpted and added to the arms, making sure to angle them so they can hold her pipes.

This small collage walks you through my hand making process.
This collage is for a three fingered Myxie. 
With the main piece done, I get started on the background and frame. I like to use small wood frames and remove the glass and back part. Then I make a new back out of polymer clay. This makes it easier to attach my sculpture to the frame. Flowers and leaves are sculpted inside the frame right onto the background.
I make a few other flowers to go in our fawn's hair.
The little fawn is attached to the background, using craft wire and liquid Sculpey, and then baked.
Details are usually painted on after the baking but with this one I did a bit of detailing before hand. It works well either way.
She is now baked and ready for her hair do.

For the hair I take white doll hair and separate it into thin sections. Each section is tipped with a spot of glue, I like to use hot glue so it dries faster. Each bit of hair is then placed carefully on the fawn's head until she has a lovely updo.

Our girl is all finished now and looking enchanting as she plays her pan pipes.

I hope you enjoyed this step by step process. Check out my social media sites for more of my art.
Thanks for reading!

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