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Old 09-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #1 
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Clay(Sculpey) Bettas.

So.....I'm useless with any sort of drawing or painting as far as artwork goes. xD Like, seriously. I struggle with stick people.
However, I've always been pretty good with more hands-on art stuff like sculpting and I've always really loved working with clay. A little while ago I got some colored Sculpey and started playing around with it, making various little pieces and even a couple tiny figures(mostly anime related)just for fun.....but recently I came up with the idea to make little clay betta charms. So, today I got out my clay, started messing around.....and here is what I came out with!




(I need to get some better pictures in some better light....)

And the adorable little model:


This one is about 2 inches at its longest point and an inch and a half at its tallist/widest(not sure which would be a more appropriate term) point. The basic design is rather simple and all that, but I didn't want to get too crazy with details because I was afraid I'd screw something up. xD;
I'm not sure how wild I can get with color patterns, but I figure I can make a few different ones, experiment....and then turn them into little charms or necklaces and sell them maybe. You know, a little extra few bucks to fund the hobby. xD

Thoughts? Would anyone be interested in anything like this?
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:22 PM   #2 
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Wow nice home decorations it shows you love your Betta my way of showing is different I only keep two do I can give bigger than needed and memorize about stories of since I had him like when he bit me but building models of him is way better.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #3 
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Thank you!! ^-^
Well they're not really big enough for a home decoration....they're mor necklace/charm/keychain size xD

I made another, just a random blue HM to practice with different tail types and blending of a couple colors. I also took a better picture of my first Red VT one.


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Keep the decor away they might fight LOL.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #5 
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those are so cute!
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #6 
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Thank you! I'm working on a Red Dragon HMPK right now. ;)
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #7 
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My Sad little attempt at a Red Dragon HMPK. Didn't turn out exactly how I wanted it, looks a tad derpy....but it was nice practice. xD


Any suggestions on what I should make next?
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with the red specs in the body it looks like a marble! or a cambodian either way i still like it
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #9 
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Thank you!! x3
Yeah...white is a little difficult to work with. all I have to do is touch something else for a second and then touch the white, and the white is no longer white, lol. But Red Dragons have a little red peeking though their dragon scaling anyway, so I'm not to worried.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:39 PM   #10 
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Is that the clay you bake in the oven to make it hard? If so you can make a betta shape in one color and when it is hard you can paint it. I'd use glitter paint on the fins
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