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Sculptor/Artist looking for work

Discussion in 'Commissions' started by aachisuto, Apr 17, 2011.

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    I am an artist looking for freelance/commission work to do. My primary focus is character sculptures/figurines/maquettes but I am also involved in regular 2D drawings as well.

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    As I've said, my primary focus is sculpting. I know this is for 'virtual pets' but the idea is that perhaps I can sculpt master copies of pets to be made into figurines for merchandising.

    For more examples of my various works, as well as examples of my drawing skills, please see aachi-chan.deviantart.com and lesliemerz.com
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    Wow, you have some good artwork. :)
    You might want to contact @Slashmaster or @Keith about this or @Zarabeythe - they have merchandise.
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    thank you :D I will ask them!
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    I'm interested. What kind of prices do you have? Drop me a PM.
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    >.< as I'm new to this forum it won't let me send you a PM I need to post two more times after this post. so give me just a minute and I'll post up some random stuff so I can PM you lol
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    Wow, those are really impressive. <3 Good luck!
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    Oh shit, you're really talented. I was expecting to see like, Sculpey figures. <3
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    thanks! :D well my sculpts are made out of colored sculpey III and fimo
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    Haha, well, I mean the amateur sculpey sculptures- the ones that look like circles stacked on circles, and sold on etsy.
    IM JUST IMPRESSED. I might want a commission...
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    lol I see. well thanks! :D let me know when/if you want to commission a sculpt then :D
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    I'm suprised @Emma or @Bob haven't jumped on this - how much do you usually charge for sculpts?
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    well it really depends on the level of detail and the size. But usually, I make one of a kind pieces that are around 8 inches tall. Those I charge approximately $230 plus shipping for. Thats the current average anyway as I'm always slowly but steadily raising my prices. Ones of those size usually take about 40 hours or so, so it doesn't quite equal out to minimum wage yet. But that's why I'm raising the prices slowly, to try and balance out how much time and money I spend on the supplies and making them versus how much people are willing to pay for them.

    I also do cute 'chibi' sculpts that are about 2-3 inches tall for about $75 plus shipping.

    In all though I'd like to make a little bit more for my work if I was to make a master copy of something that would be reproduced. Even if it's a solid color and I wouldn't have to worry about painting. Simply because the sculpt wouldn't be for personal use, but to make money, and I'd be knowingly giving up royalty rights to the copy figurines since it would be a commission for a master copy rather than a deal for royalties of sales. That being said I'd charge a bit more for a master copy and also hope to seriously make more than just one. I'd eventually like to ask for at least a small royalty of sales of the finished merchandise but right now i'm just concerned with getting some work rolling.
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    Our director wishes to know:

    -How hard is the material? Does it feel rubbery? Does it feel ceramic? How solid is it? Will it dry and crack over time? Is it painted, or is the clay that colour? Does the colour fade over time?

    He's interested to know as he likes your work. Thanks!
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    so awesome, i'll make sure i remember you. :)
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    Thanks :D well I usually use colored sculpey III and colored Fimo. They are both polymer clay that bake in the oven. It's a sort of plasticy stuff. It is solid and hard but I do add a flexible additive called 'fimo quick mix' to it to keep it from breaking for dainty things like flowing fabric and fingers. The finer details are painted. I've not yet made a master sculpt that a company would use to make a mold of for production but i would assume they would want it just one solid unpainted color.

    I haven't had any reported problems of breaking with my established sculpting methods or loss of color. But it's possibly that sitting in direct sunlight would fade the colors. As far as I know everyone that buys a sculpt from me just puts them on shelves.
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    We've had work done by @aachisuto and highly recommend her to anyone who wants custom sculpting. She has done an amazing job with turning one of our site characters into a model. Our director was amazed at the amount of dedication that was put into these sculptures.
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    Thanks for the recommendation Quetzal! :D
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    I wish I was rich. I'd pay you to make all the petpets in neopets. ;-) In tiny 2 to 3 inch figurines. lol
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