1: They are the standard size of marbles, bought from local hobby store. 2: The shape of the dragon, if it's wrapped around the marble, should keep the marble in place. If it looks like it needs glue, then glue it. If not, don't. (Like if it rolls loosely in the dragon's grasp or something.) 3: I do not know, I have only used this kind of clay.
When I made critturs similar to these (No photos sadly) I used the old loops from broken Christmas ornaments, shoved into the sculpy before it was baked. The dual "Legs" of the ornament loops held better than eye pins, and had the advantage of being a by-product of my cats holiday entertainment.
Curious to know, how long do you normally have to bake them for? We're going out to buy some sculpey today and I'm totally giving these guys a try. We've got a bunch of chains and shiny marbles and stuff everywhere. AND I SHALL CALL HIM SQUISHY! AND HE SHALL BE MINE! AND HE SHALL BE MY SQUISHY!
Looks like fun making these little guys. :3 I think I'll practice by making a few similar little dragons, need to make a few friends a little something anyway for their Christmas gifts. I have enough knick knacks sitting around they can wrap about and perch on. Hmm, ever thought of using very small beads or something of the like to make sparkle eyes on some of them? o: Just a thought.
Great tutorial! I wanted to try it out and couldn't even get half of the materials...(no shop in my city seems to have marbles or super culpey). So I bought similair materials and well, got close enough (though I found ot that you shouldn't use air drying stuff).
I'm sure you probably know this, so this is more for those of you who are reading this and are new to sculpting. If you take a cotton swab and dip it a little in nail polish remover or diluted acetone, and you rub it gently on your clay, it takes off fingerprints. So if you don't want little ridges in your finished piece, you can do that so it's nice and smooth.
Other than that, this is a wonderful tutorial~ I'm actually trying it right now. |D They're so very cute~
Käsittämätöntä että noi marmori (?) kuulat kestää uunin lämpöä! En olisi ikinä uskonut. Ja voi että nää on niin mahdottoman suloisia ja samalla todella upeita! Vielä kun tekisi hieman brassaillen suurennuslasin kanssa pieniä yksityiskohtia! Siinä olis sulle kuule melkonen tienesti! Itse ainakin rakastunut näihin, seuraillut kieli poskella koska, noh, rakastan pikkuisia lohkuja ja marmorikuulia. : D Kaksi hyvää samassa. Yksi mitä huvittaisi nähdä, olisi susi/koira tälläisen kuulan kanssa, samaan tapaan kuin tämä. Tietty aika "ennalta arvattava" teema olisi susi tälläiseen formaattiin, mutta uskon että olisi aika upea. Sinä kun hallitset koiraeläinten anatomian yms.