This project was a clay sculpture created out of polymer clay and painted with acrylic paint to achieve a faux wood sculpture.
The sculpting process begins with the creation of a metal armature which acts as the skeleton of the piece. I then bulk out the piece and add the details with clay. The final piece is then baked, sanded, and painted with artist quality paints. I used three different washes to created the faux wood texture. It was then coated with two layers of an acrylic varnish for protection.
The client wanted a replica of a sculpture that was originally carved in wood. He wanted to add the sculpture to others in his shrine. He only had one picture of the original sculpture, but I was able to research different options to make the replica a success.