Hello Hello ^^
It’s been a week, and I finally have my internet back at normal speeed,,,
It feels like I’ve been away for so long T___T,,
But today, as you know, is the tutorial for the Elephant. I don’t usually make animals and such, but yes ^^ Enjoy!
This was a present for my friend who is IN LOVE with elephants ^^
I remember seeing this image of an elephant somewhere, and thought it was adorable …
it anyone knows where it’s from, please link me so I can credit it as the reference :DImage from here : [Link]
Isn’t it so cute ? I thought this would be fairly easy to make , but I was so wrong…. the elephant I made took a few hours, and used much more clay than I had expected it to.
Here we go !
Basically, all these colours can be replaced to whatever you want. I’m just going to list mine
- Grey (lots of it…)
- Studio sculpey in blush (light-ish pink)
- Light blue
- Studio sculpey in Olive (That lighter dull green)
- Studio sculpey in English garden (The darker green under it)
- Two shades of green (Those two blobs stuck together )
- Aluminium foil (optional, it depends on whether you want the main body to be solid clay or not )
- White (to mix to make light grey)
- Black ( a tiny bit to make dark grey)
- Mix those two greens together
- Separate your main colour (in this case grey) into three blobs.
I had one for the main body, one for the ears and one for the trunk. In the end, it wasn’t enough as I still had to add more for the main body, and make sure you leave some for the tail
- Using the foil, make the basic body shape.
- Mine basically has the four legs, and the rounded top for the body.
- Roll out the grey, and cover the foil
- Smooth out the clay, and add more if you need to make the shape more round
- (Second image) is the bottom of the Elephant (uneven, I know =’= ;;; )
- Take the piece of clay that is for the trunk, and roll it into a log
- Pull out the edges at the bottom, and place it onto the elephant.
- Use whatever tool and blend blend blend !
- (Second image) Now the Elephant should look something like this.
You’ll notice that it doesn’t have enough height and roundness at this point. This is where I realised I needed more clay that I had thought ..
- If your Elephant isn’t as round as you want it to be , add another chunk of clay and blend !
- To even out the shape, I added another chunk at the front.
- I used the end of a paintbrush to make that gap between the legs more even
- (Third image) This should be the completed shape of the Elephant.
- Take the pieces of clay that were for the ears, and make them into a tear drop shape.
- Place it on the sides on the Elephant where you want the ears to go.
- Now for the trunk, take a tool and make as small indent in the trunk opening.
- Take the two different shades (Studio sculpey Olive and English garden), and roll them into logs
- Roll the logs like you would for a lollipop, and stop when you think its the right size.
- Squish the two together, and place it in that indent you made.
- You may use TLS or whatever to help it stay in place when baking. ( Or even a toothpick will work fine)
- For the eyes, take two blue blobs, and stick them on.
- Take some light grey and roll it into a ‘tusk’ shape.
- Make an indent on the side of the Elephant where you want the tusks to go
- Put them in place. (Don’t need to worry about blending this one)
- This is both the greens being mixed…. I don’t know why that other image is at the very top… hahah
- Once it’s mixed, squish it out with your fingers
- Try to make the edges different thickness’s , or just make it until you’re satisfied with its ‘leafy” shape
- (Third image) The leaf would go on something like this..
- Add some details with your razor blade
- I almost forgot about the tail -phew-
- Roll out some grey into a log , one end more narrow than the other
- Make some darker grey (grey + littttle bit of black)
- Make it into a leaf shape, and place it on the end of the grey log.
- Place it on the back of the elephant, and blend the edges of where it joins !
- Add some detail on the tail by using your razor blade
- Bake +Glaze
Aaand there we go ! ^^
It’s quite easy once you have that main shape sorted (that took surprisingly long….)
The Elephant looks extra shiny here because I tried out my Triple thick !
Hopefully this tutorial was easy to understand, I feel like I’ve been getting worse with the explanations the more tutorials I make o_o;;
Thanks for reading !