I have done some previous work with polymer clay. Mostly making polymer canes to attach to my crochet hooks so that I can make these awesome handles. I figured I would try my hand at a little sculpting and this is the second figurine I have come up with. My first figurine was Cartman from South Park. Unfortunately I knocked him off my dresser and he broke. It is okay, he was not great to begin with hehe.
The only "tool" I used for this projects was a knitting hook. I have not bought any fine grade sandpaper yet so my texture is not quite as smooth as I would like it to be. I also did not have any blending tools so I was not able to get a good blend in the smaller areas of the elephant.
I am still using SculpyIII. I am slowly adding some harder clays to my supply but I am obsessed with the colors I can purchase in the Sculpy and I love how soft it is. To combat some of the softness while sculpting, because too much of a good thing is bad, I will let my clay sit or even place my clay in the freezer for a bit. It seemed to work and I was able to take breaks which helped me artistically in the long run.
I added blush to the cheeks with some old eyeshadow. I have some eyeshadow that came in a makeup kit I received many years ago. As the pigments may not be the safest for my eyes, they are still good pigments. So glad I did not throw them away. I have lots of plans for them coming up!
I used a YouTube video, like always to craft this little guy. Mine looks nothing like the one in the video. That is the beauty of craft. You start with a simple tutorial and make something completely unique and your own.