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Offline Hisui

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My First Artisan Sculpt
« on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 00:22:40 »
Hello! This is my first try at sculpting with monster clay! I have sculpted with sculpey and mud clay before, but nothing this tiny! I wasnt sure I could do it! My sculpts have always been large, but Im pretty happy with how this one turned out!

Please allow me to introduce my crazy-eyed turtle/lizard/dinosaur guy :p!


please excuse the lighting, it was taken at night in my bf's work room.
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if anyone has any advice for me, any and all are appreciated!

Offline nevin

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 03:36:23 »
looks great. love the differences in texture. i see influences from a couple lizards.

not sure how familiar you are with the artisan keycap making stuff, but there's a jig called :~$ynth that makes the whole process of making a usable keycap a lot easier.
thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=78551.0
available at: https://techkeys.us/collections/accessories/products/synth

but you could just as easily add one of the lego stems from shapeways to your sculpt (definitely a lot cheaper than :~$ynth)
https://www.shapeways.com/product/XPK4SPGSC/2x2-building-block-cherry-mx-key-cap

anyway, congrats. looks great!
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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 03:43:35 »
It looks good! One thing I would say to be aware of is the height of the keycap, with so many Cherry profile sets out there, it'd be nice if the keycap wasn't too tall.

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 12:01:18 »
It looks good! One thing I would say to be aware of is the height of the keycap, with so many Cherry profile sets out there, it'd be nice if the keycap wasn't too tall.
yeah! I used my bf's esc key from hydro for comparison. His nose just barely goes past. I did make him a little too small in the base though so ill be keeping that in mind when I try a new design :)

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 12:03:23 »
looks great. love the differences in texture. i see influences from a couple lizards.

not sure how familiar you are with the artisan keycap making stuff, but there's a jig called :~$ynth that makes the whole process of making a usable keycap a lot easier.
thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=78551.0
available at: https://techkeys.us/collections/accessories/products/synth

but you could just as easily add one of the lego stems from shapeways to your sculpt (definitely a lot cheaper than :~$ynth)
https://www.shapeways.com/product/XPK4SPGSC/2x2-building-block-cherry-mx-key-cap

anyway, congrats. looks great!

Thanks! and I bought the l2k but it didnt come in the mail before leaving to see  my bf, but yeah! I also want to try out the synth as well! Ive been dabbling in research on and off for a few months.

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 13:34:55 »
Thanks! and I bought the l2k but it didnt come in the mail before leaving to see  my bf, but yeah! I also want to try out the synth as well! Ive been dabbling in research on and off for a few months.

l2k, yeah, saw that too after i submitted my reply. very versatile little buggers.
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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 13:45:31 »
Thanks! and I bought the l2k but it didnt come in the mail before leaving to see  my bf, but yeah! I also want to try out the synth as well! Ive been dabbling in research on and off for a few months.

l2k, yeah, saw that too after i submitted my reply. very versatile little buggers.
Right?! I was about to spend 165USD, now I only need the base :3

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 13:56:33 »
awesome work! ever think about putting something along the eyes like a gem or some sort of different color?

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 14:03:08 »
awesome work! ever think about putting something along the eyes like a gem or some sort of different color?
ah I didnt! thats a nifty idea! ill try it out when i go home and have the l2k for better size refference

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 14:46:17 »
just take an mx switch and superglue the stem (in the up position) so it doesn't move. there's your base.
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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 16:04:37 »
just take an mx switch and superglue the stem (in the up position) so it doesn't move. there's your base.

Oh true, true!

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 02 February 2019, 01:02:21 »

It looks great, maybe it will shine in the mouth?

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 02 February 2019, 01:14:29 »

It looks great, maybe it will shine in the mouth?
Yeah! Id like to try that once I bulk out the neck to fit the key foot print!

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 04 February 2019, 10:22:36 »
If you have access to 3d printer why dont you give a try zbutt.
https://github.com/imyownyear/Z-Butt
Its open source. And probably a lot cheaper than buying an already made system.
Oh, join the discord too. Theres a lot of talented makers there.

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 04 February 2019, 14:18:09 »
If you have access to 3d printer why dont you give a try zbutt.
https://github.com/imyownyear/Z-Butt
Its open source. And probably a lot cheaper than buying an already made system.
Oh, join the discord too. Theres a lot of talented makers there.

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Thanks! I joined the discord! I dont have a 3d printer, but I do want to get one eventually!

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 05 February 2019, 19:30:52 »
Hello! This is my first try at sculpting with monster clay! I have sculpted with sculpey and mud clay before, but nothing this tiny! I wasnt sure I could do it! My sculpts have always been large, but Im pretty happy with how this one turned out!

Please allow me to introduce my crazy-eyed turtle/lizard/dinosaur guy :p!


please excuse the lighting, it was taken at night in my bf's work room.
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if anyone has any advice for me, any and all are appreciated!

Pretty neat! Always remember to keep check on the size of your sculpt. Synth is a very useful tool so make sure you get it! Your sculpt is good. It has the details. Look forward to see more progress from you!


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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 05 February 2019, 23:51:28 »
Hello! This is my first try at sculpting with monster clay! I have sculpted with sculpey and mud clay before, but nothing this tiny! I wasnt sure I could do it! My sculpts have always been large, but Im pretty happy with how this one turned out!

Please allow me to introduce my crazy-eyed turtle/lizard/dinosaur guy :p!


please excuse the lighting, it was taken at night in my bf's work room.
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

if anyone has any advice for me, any and all are appreciated!

Pretty neat! Always remember to keep check on the size of your sculpt. Synth is a very useful tool so make sure you get it! Your sculpt is good. It has the details. Look forward to see more progress from you!


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Thank you! :D Im busy with a few things at the moment, but I plan to do more sculpting when I free up some time!

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 17:18:16 »
I like that skin texture!

An easy trick for sculpting on the L2K is to put a stock keycap on and then trace the outline with an xacto knife. Then you can remove the cap and  be sure to stay inside that outline to guarantee there won't be any clearance issues with neighboring keys.
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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 18 February 2019, 23:36:52 »
I like that skin texture!

An easy trick for sculpting on the L2K is to put a stock keycap on and then trace the outline with an xacto knife. Then you can remove the cap and  be sure to stay inside that outline to guarantee there won't be any clearance issues with neighboring keys.

Thanks for the tip! ;D

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 06:29:36 »
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too tall.
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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 19:19:40 »
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too tall.

He's actually not that tall. It's just a hair higher than the escape key on my bf's hydro set.

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 19:22:11 »
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too tall.

He's actually not that tall. It's just a hair higher than the escape key on my bf's hydro set.
Your boyfriend has perfect taste.

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 19:22:50 »
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too tall.
I disagree. It's not green at all.

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Re: My First Artisan Sculpt
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 19:27:30 »