DIY Fairy Art Doll – How to Sculpt Ears – Doll Sculpting Polymer Clay Tutorial – Part 2

DIY Fairy Art Doll – How to Sculpt Ears – Doll Sculpting Polymer Clay Tutorial – Part 2


If you’ve never heard the stars twinkle, or
the dandelion fluff dance on a blue sky, you probably have no tips at the ends of your
ears. In Part 1 of my DIY polymer clay fairy art
doll tutorial, I showed you how to sculpt a face, in Part 2, I’ll show you how to attach
the face to the head and how to sculpt ears. This is Certainly Caroline, with more polymer
clay fairy tale nonsense. Create your own fairy tale world with my miniature
art tutorials. As always, a link to the supplies I used for
this tutorial, will be in the description below. After brushing in some rubbing alcohol to
further smooth out the face, I use a sharp blade and carefully slide the face off, then
I bake it. I make a slightly oval ball of tin foil with
a flat side to allow for the face, and add some clay on it. . Notice the oval shape here on a skull’s profile. If I make a horizontal line through the middle,
the top of the nose rests on this middle line, and the top of the mouth almost lines up with
the bottom of the ball. Keeping these rough measurements in mind,
I place the face onto the trimmed ball. I work in a strip of clay bewteen the ball
and the face. I left a small amount of room for a final
strip of clay that will be added after baking. I smooth in a final strip of clay, brush in
some rubbing alcohol, and bake again. Starting with a medium grit sandpaper, and
ending with fine grit, I thoroughly sand where the face joins the head. Sculpting the Ears The jaw starts roughly 3/4ths the way down
the ball, and rests on the middle vertical line. And the ear hole is pretty much right where
that jaw begins. This is how I know where to place the ear. Someone might mention that it’s the elves
with pointed ears, not fairies. But, I like my fairies to have big pointed
ears, so there you go. The helix is the curved rim along the back
of the ear. So I’m working on a pointed helix for my fairy. I cut out some clay for the concha cavum,
it’s just this dip right here. And also for the triangular fossa, which does
have a triangular shape to it right up here at the top of the ear, and another cut for
the concha cymba. I use a very small ball tool to smooth out
my cuts. The helix has a more gradual beginning than
what I’ve got here, so I cut some clay out, to make the helix gradually rise up from the
concha. I define the antitagus, which is just the
little bump on the opposite side of the tragus, so there’s like a light side and a dark side. Luke, come to the anittragus. Then, I further define the tragus. Luke, you are one with the tragus. That wasn’t a very good Yoda voice, oh well. And there’s her lobe. Later I decide I want her ears pierced, so
I put a little hole through her lobe. I bake that side, and then sculpt the other
side. In my other doll making tutorials I go over
how I paint my dolls, how I add their hair and eyelashes, and how I sculpt the doll bodies. I’ll list those tutorials in the description
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