The Sculpting Smooze
emilysculpts:

emilysculpts:

My Skillshare Class is Now LIVE!  Sign Up Today!
Learn how to sculpt your own critters with my new video-based class on Skillshare.  Much like my book, Creature Sculpt, this class is aimed at beginners and will take you through the entire sculpting process.  
How it Works : Skillshare classes allow you to learn at your own pace.  There are no assignment deadlines.  You can watch the videos as time permits and complete the steps as fast or as slow as you want.  There are no formal lectures or evaluations.  However, you are encouraged to post your work-in-progress shots to the student forums for critique and discussion amongst your peers.  I will be overseeing the forums to give my own advice and guidance to students.
What You Get : The class includes over two and a half hours of high quality video footage showing the entire sculpting process.  Topics covered include materials and research, armatures, blocking, refining, detailing, finishing, and painting.  Lifetime access to the class will be provided by Skillshare.  This will include any and all updates and additions I make to this class.
You will also get access to the class forums where you can post questions, get critique, and share tips and ideas.  While this is largely a student-based forum, I will also review the forums regularly to tend to questions and give advice.
Prerequisites : No previous sculpting experience is required, however, I do recommend that students have some sort of artistic background.  Previous knowledge of drawing, anatomy, design, and color are all very helpful.
How Much?  The regular cost of the class is $40 USD.  However, I am running a 50% off promotion that lasts now through the end of August.  This is a thank you to all of the amazing people that have supported me over the years!
Use coupon code “ThankYou” to get lifetime access to my class for a super-low limited price of $20 USD.  Please use the link below to sign up.  I get a MUCH higher cut of the sign up fee if you use the links that I provide vs. signing up through the Skillshare website.
Sign Up for “Sculpting Creatures and Critters” Today!
Skillshare also offers a monthly membership to their entire class library.  It is $9.99 per month for unlimited access.  However, this will not entitle you to permanent membership in my class.  You will have to continue paying the monthly rate in order to continuously access the material, new and old.
Please spread the word and thank you all for your support!

LAST DAY to get 50% off on my Skillshare class.  You can buy it now and take the class later if you don’t have the time right now.  Purchasing the class gives you lifetime access to the videos and forums.
In 3 weeks, on September 20, Skillshare will be going members-only.  If you have a coupon for free entry into the class, you need to use it before that date.  All 10 free class coupons have been mailed out from my Creature Sculpt promotion.  If you purchased one of the final 100 copies, be sure to check for a flier inside with a coupon code for the class.
So long as you have purchased the class outright prior to September 20th, you will have lifetime access to my class.  After that date, if you haven’t yet purchased the class, you will have to be a member to view it on Skillshare, at the rate of $9.99/month.
As I still want to provide an a-la-carte purchasing option for my viewers, I have made my class available on Udemy.com.  This is the exact same class just on a different platform.  I will be updating and monitoring both Skillshare and Udemy equally.  Use this link to get the same $40 pricing that is offered on Skillshare. 
I broke the 100 student mark the other day!  Thank you all for continuing to make this class so successful!

Sign up. Totally worth it!

emilysculpts:

emilysculpts:

My Skillshare Class is Now LIVE!  Sign Up Today!

Learn how to sculpt your own critters with my new video-based class on Skillshare.  Much like my book, Creature Sculpt, this class is aimed at beginners and will take you through the entire sculpting process.  

How it Works : Skillshare classes allow you to learn at your own pace.  There are no assignment deadlines.  You can watch the videos as time permits and complete the steps as fast or as slow as you want.  There are no formal lectures or evaluations.  However, you are encouraged to post your work-in-progress shots to the student forums for critique and discussion amongst your peers.  I will be overseeing the forums to give my own advice and guidance to students.

What You Get : The class includes over two and a half hours of high quality video footage showing the entire sculpting process.  Topics covered include materials and research, armatures, blocking, refining, detailing, finishing, and painting.  Lifetime access to the class will be provided by Skillshare.  This will include any and all updates and additions I make to this class.

You will also get access to the class forums where you can post questions, get critique, and share tips and ideas.  While this is largely a student-based forum, I will also review the forums regularly to tend to questions and give advice.

Prerequisites : No previous sculpting experience is required, however, I do recommend that students have some sort of artistic background.  Previous knowledge of drawing, anatomy, design, and color are all very helpful.

How Much?  The regular cost of the class is $40 USD.  However, I am running a 50% off promotion that lasts now through the end of August.  This is a thank you to all of the amazing people that have supported me over the years!

Use coupon code “ThankYou” to get lifetime access to my class for a super-low limited price of $20 USD.  Please use the link below to sign up.  I get a MUCH higher cut of the sign up fee if you use the links that I provide vs. signing up through the Skillshare website.

Sign Up for “Sculpting Creatures and Critters” Today!

Skillshare also offers a monthly membership to their entire class library.  It is $9.99 per month for unlimited access.  However, this will not entitle you to permanent membership in my class.  You will have to continue paying the monthly rate in order to continuously access the material, new and old.

Please spread the word and thank you all for your support!

LAST DAY to get 50% off on my Skillshare class.  You can buy it now and take the class later if you don’t have the time right now.  Purchasing the class gives you lifetime access to the videos and forums.

In 3 weeks, on September 20, Skillshare will be going members-only.  If you have a coupon for free entry into the class, you need to use it before that date.  All 10 free class coupons have been mailed out from my Creature Sculpt promotion.  If you purchased one of the final 100 copies, be sure to check for a flier inside with a coupon code for the class.

So long as you have purchased the class outright prior to September 20th, you will have lifetime access to my class.  After that date, if you haven’t yet purchased the class, you will have to be a member to view it on Skillshare, at the rate of $9.99/month.

As I still want to provide an a-la-carte purchasing option for my viewers, I have made my class available on Udemy.com.  This is the exact same class just on a different platform.  I will be updating and monitoring both Skillshare and Udemy equally.  Use this link to get the same $40 pricing that is offered on Skillshare. 

I broke the 100 student mark the other day!  Thank you all for continuing to make this class so successful!

Sign up. Totally worth it!

pia-chan:

dailysleepingspike:

ᴵ ʷᵃᶰᵗᵉᵈ ᵗᵒ ᵗʳʸ ᵃᵍᵃᶦᶰ ʷᶦᵗʰ ᵗʰᵉ ᶜᵘᵈᵈᶫᶦᶰᵍ

all my YES for this!! <3<3

pia-chan:

dailysleepingspike:

ᴵ ʷᵃᶰᵗᵉᵈ ᵗᵒ ᵗʳʸ ᵃᵍᵃᶦᶰ ʷᶦᵗʰ ᵗʰᵉ ᶜᵘᵈᵈᶫᶦᶰᵍ

all my YES for this!! <3<3

smilestoinspire:

This is the greatest tweet in the history of tweets

smilestoinspire:

This is the greatest tweet in the history of tweets

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said  “Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad) I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.

You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

BUCK 2014

Wow, what a weekend .

I had such a great time at the con, everyone I met was brilliant and fun to chat with. The panels were amazing and a lot of fun, the improve ‘Who’s show is it anyway?’ had me in hysterics, I swear I haven’t laughed that much in a long long time. One of the many highlights of the con was getting to meet and chat a little bit with FrozenPyro. Really great guy. XD

All the pictures I took (Way too many to post on here) I’ve posted up on imgur, Feel free to re-post any pictures of yourself anywhere you wish or just take them for yourself. 

http://imgur.com/a/6gdfU#0

So, thnks to everyone. All the staff, vendors, the guests and of course the attendees. You made this a great weekend, one I’m not gonna forget for a long long time 

steamquestria:

Happy birthday, Dad!

pia-chan:

&lt;3&lt;3
carniscorner:

Spike carefully knocked on the door to Rarity’s work room."Rarity? Can I come in?"He tried turning the doorknob and found it open.Rarity was sitting at her drawing desk, idly twirling a pen and staring off into space. She was surrounded by dirty tissues, indicating she had cried as well. Spike silently slipped inside and closed the door behind him."Rarity?"She whirled around."Huh?! Oh!…It’s just you. Thank goodness."She wiped her eyes. Runny makeup had given her face the appearance of a very sad pantomime. Spike approached her slowly, unsure how to start. He glanced over Rarity’s shoulder and noticed that her newest design sketches mostly consisted of big, frowning faces."I see Manehattan’s got a new trend. Reflecting on themselves then, huh?"Rarity gave him a wide-eyed stare, but then slumped back with a sigh, making herself even smaller than she already was in comparison to him."Yes", she whispered.Spike frowned, but then continued:"You’d think they’d have learned a thing or two from Coco Pommel. City like that can’t exist on mistrust alone."He glanced towards his wife."How’s she doing anyway?"Rarity looked up at him, surprised."Coco? Oh, she’s doing well enough. This line is actually supposed to appear beside hers at the New Yoke Spring Festival, but…well, I might be a little distracted.""So I see," Spike noted. He descended on all fours and laid down beside his wife."For doing well enough, she’s still causing you quite the trouble", he murmured.Rarity stared at the floor."I didn’t mean to burst out like that", she said, "but you know…""Bad memories", Spike finished for her, "I know."His wife turned around to face him."What should I do?"Spike silently stared into her eyes."For now…nothing. I’ve already explained the situation to Lavender, but she’ll need some time to fully process it. And you too, I think."He gave Rarity an encouraging smile."Don’t be too harsh on yourself."Rarity sniffled for a moment and then snuggled to her husband’s side."But…I just thought I raised her better than that", she mumbled.Spike smiled and hugged her."You did, really! She just didn’t want to upset you.""Yes, but…why couldn’t she just tell me? Her lying to me upset me more than knowing she’d been in a fight.""Yeah…I think that much is obvious", Spike mumbled, "even to her."He shifted his weight."Why did she have to fight in the first place?", Rarity muttered."Because another pony attacked her", Spike replied. "And I think we both know the reason for that too."Rarity gave a deep sigh."Yes…"They both stared out the window, silent for a long time. Troubling thoughts that none of them wanted to utter circled the room.Had it been right? Had they made a mistake in conceiving a child, knowing full well it would meet with little approval of their surroundings? There was no answer. It had been the ultimate expression of their love, the biggest joy they could ever feel. Lavender was their daughter, against all odds and obstacles. But sometimes it was hard.The silence crept on.Finally Spike shook his head and sat upright, startling his wife."Nahh, you know what? All this dwelling on the past isn’t doing us any good. And it’s making me hungry. I think I’ll make us pancakes."Rarity glared at him, dumbfounded."You know how much our little princess loves the stuff. Maybe she’ll be willing to initiate peace negotiations", Spike continued. "Although", and here he smiled mischievously at Rarity, "you’d better fix yourself up. You look like a mime who’s been caught in a hurricane."He grinned as Rarity’s mouth fell open, unable to comprehend what she’d just heard. Then she punched him in the side."Spike! How dare you say something like that to a lady! Bad dragon! Bad! Where’d you pick that up?""It’s hereditary.""What-""I got it from our daughter", Spike grinned.Rarity punched him again, smiling this time."You big, silly lizard! You’ll apologize this instant or there’ll be no pancakes for you!"Spike rolled over and put his head in her lap."But I want pancaaakes", he whined."Spike, behave yourself", Rarity tried to say, but was cut off as Spike buried his mouth in her belly, chanting:"Puh-puh-puh-pancaaakes!"Rarity squealed with laughter as she tried to push his head away.In her room, Lavender smiled at the sound.
———————-
Follow up to
http://carniscorner.tumblr.com/post/94371015668/lavender-what-happened-to-your-eye-rarity
and
http://carniscorner.tumblr.com/post/94532536808/lavender-honey-can-i-come-in-spike-slowly

pia-chan:

<3<3

carniscorner:

Spike carefully knocked on the door to Rarity’s work room.
"Rarity? Can I come in?"
He tried turning the doorknob and found it open.
Rarity was sitting at her drawing desk, idly twirling a pen and staring off into space. She was surrounded by dirty tissues, indicating she had cried as well. Spike silently slipped inside and closed the door behind him.
"Rarity?"
She whirled around.
"Huh?! Oh!…It’s just you. Thank goodness."
She wiped her eyes. Runny makeup had given her face the appearance of a very sad pantomime. Spike approached her slowly, unsure how to start. He glanced over Rarity’s shoulder and noticed that her newest design sketches mostly consisted of big, frowning faces.
"I see Manehattan’s got a new trend. Reflecting on themselves then, huh?"
Rarity gave him a wide-eyed stare, but then slumped back with a sigh, making herself even smaller than she already was in comparison to him.
"Yes", she whispered.
Spike frowned, but then continued:
"You’d think they’d have learned a thing or two from Coco Pommel. City like that can’t exist on mistrust alone."
He glanced towards his wife.
"How’s she doing anyway?"
Rarity looked up at him, surprised.
"Coco? Oh, she’s doing well enough. This line is actually supposed to appear beside hers at the New Yoke Spring Festival, but…well, I might be a little distracted."
"So I see," Spike noted. He descended on all fours and laid down beside his wife.
"For doing well enough, she’s still causing you quite the trouble", he murmured.
Rarity stared at the floor.
"I didn’t mean to burst out like that", she said, "but you know…"
"Bad memories", Spike finished for her, "I know."
His wife turned around to face him.
"What should I do?"
Spike silently stared into her eyes.
"For now…nothing. I’ve already explained the situation to Lavender, but she’ll need some time to fully process it. And you too, I think."
He gave Rarity an encouraging smile.
"Don’t be too harsh on yourself."
Rarity sniffled for a moment and then snuggled to her husband’s side.
"But…I just thought I raised her better than that", she mumbled.
Spike smiled and hugged her.
"You did, really! She just didn’t want to upset you."
"Yes, but…why couldn’t she just tell me? Her lying to me upset me more than knowing she’d been in a fight."
"Yeah…I think that much is obvious", Spike mumbled, "even to her."
He shifted his weight.
"Why did she have to fight in the first place?", Rarity muttered.
"Because another pony attacked her", Spike replied. "And I think we both know the reason for that too."
Rarity gave a deep sigh.
"Yes…"
They both stared out the window, silent for a long time. Troubling thoughts that none of them wanted to utter circled the room.
Had it been right? Had they made a mistake in conceiving a child, knowing full well it would meet with little approval of their surroundings? There was no answer. It had been the ultimate expression of their love, the biggest joy they could ever feel. Lavender was their daughter, against all odds and obstacles. But sometimes it was hard.
The silence crept on.
Finally Spike shook his head and sat upright, startling his wife.
"Nahh, you know what? All this dwelling on the past isn’t doing us any good. And it’s making me hungry. I think I’ll make us pancakes."
Rarity glared at him, dumbfounded.
"You know how much our little princess loves the stuff. Maybe she’ll be willing to initiate peace negotiations", Spike continued. "Although", and here he smiled mischievously at Rarity, "you’d better fix yourself up. You look like a mime who’s been caught in a hurricane."
He grinned as Rarity’s mouth fell open, unable to comprehend what she’d just heard. Then she punched him in the side.
"Spike! How dare you say something like that to a lady! Bad dragon! Bad! Where’d you pick that up?"
"It’s hereditary."
"What-"
"I got it from our daughter", Spike grinned.
Rarity punched him again, smiling this time.
"You big, silly lizard! You’ll apologize this instant or there’ll be no pancakes for you!"
Spike rolled over and put his head in her lap.
"But I want pancaaakes", he whined.
"Spike, behave yourself", Rarity tried to say, but was cut off as Spike buried his mouth in her belly, chanting:
"Puh-puh-puh-pancaaakes!"
Rarity squealed with laughter as she tried to push his head away.
In her room, Lavender smiled at the sound.

———————-

Follow up to

http://carniscorner.tumblr.com/post/94371015668/lavender-what-happened-to-your-eye-rarity

and

http://carniscorner.tumblr.com/post/94532536808/lavender-honey-can-i-come-in-spike-slowly

codepony:

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

Okay, people, fucking check your facts before posting shit.  Police did NOT raid the church.  The people at the church even said it was BS.  It’s just fucking Twitter retweet whores wanting eFame and making shit up as usual.  In other news, @Awkward_Duck is lame and uses peoples suffering to build up his/her epeen.

Wait, you mean EVERYTHING on the internet isn’t true and I shouldn’t take it at face value you with doing no research myself?

It’s a dark day when you can’t believe Tweets… 

emilysculpts:

Here’s a sneak peek at my latest commission WIP. Left to right&#160;: Armature (aluminum wire, apoxie sculpt), refined block out (super sculpey/sculpey firm mixture), detail work. #nicolBolas #magic #mtg #magicTheGathering #nicol #bolas #planeswalker #sculpture #sculpey #figure #commission #wip #dragon

DAAANGGGG!
This is so sweet. Can&#8217;t wait to see it all finished!

emilysculpts:

Here’s a sneak peek at my latest commission WIP. Left to right : Armature (aluminum wire, apoxie sculpt), refined block out (super sculpey/sculpey firm mixture), detail work. #nicolBolas #magic #mtg #magicTheGathering #nicol #bolas #planeswalker #sculpture #sculpey #figure #commission #wip #dragon

DAAANGGGG!

This is so sweet. Can’t wait to see it all finished!

emilysculpts:

Commission - Reo Barchetta
Please note, this piece was a commission and is not for sale. While I do take commissions (see below), I do not remake pieces that I have already made. Thank you for your understanding.
Materials&#160;: Apoxie Sculpt, Sculpey Firm, Super Sculpey, Wire and Mesh Armature, Wooden Dowel (for staff base), Cel Vinyl, Pearl Ex, Wood Base
Dimensions&#160;: 6.25” Tall, 10” Wingspan, on a 5” Base
Time Taken&#160;: 26 hours
Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?  Check out my book Creature Sculpt.  Less than 30 copies remaining! Check out all the information here!
My Skillshare class is now enrolling.  Head over there now to sign up and get 50% off with coupon code “THANKYOU”.
Commission are OPEN! To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

emilysculpts:

Commission - Reo Barchetta

Please note, this piece was a commission and is not for sale. While I do take commissions (see below), I do not remake pieces that I have already made. Thank you for your understanding.

Materials : Apoxie Sculpt, Sculpey Firm, Super Sculpey, Wire and Mesh Armature, Wooden Dowel (for staff base), Cel Vinyl, Pearl Ex, Wood Base

Dimensions : 6.25” Tall, 10” Wingspan, on a 5” Base

Time Taken : 26 hours

Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?  Check out my book Creature Sculpt.  Less than 30 copies remaining! Check out all the information here!

My Skillshare class is now enrolling.  Head over there now to sign up and get 50% off with coupon code “THANKYOU”.

Commission are OPEN! To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.