Emily Sculpts!

Starting tomorrow, I am going to be out of the studio filming my new Skillshare class. When I return on April 29, my new commissions policy and pricing information will be released and I will begin taking quote requests once again.

My husband will be holding down the fort for me and will continue to ship out Creature Sculpt orders that are placed while I am gone. However, though my Etsy shop will remain open, sculpture sales will not ship until my return on the 29th. If you want something before then, order now!

Reminder! Creature Sculpt SALE Through 4/21/14!
To commemorate Fantasy Creatures in Clay, I am running a sale for the next week on ALL versions of Creature Sculpt.  Now is your chance to get the full, original 200-page text of my book at a discounted price.  It’s just a little thanks for all the support I’ve been given over this past year!
Combo Pack - $39.99   SALE PRICE $33.99
Paperback - $29.99   SALE PRICE $24.99
eBook - $19.99   SALE PRICE $16.99
Shop now on my website or through my Etsy shop!

Reminder! Creature Sculpt SALE Through 4/21/14!

To commemorate Fantasy Creatures in Clay, I am running a sale for the next week on ALL versions of Creature Sculpt.  Now is your chance to get the full, original 200-page text of my book at a discounted price.  It’s just a little thanks for all the support I’ve been given over this past year!

Combo Pack - $39.99   SALE PRICE $33.99

Paperback - $29.99   SALE PRICE $24.99

eBook - $19.99   SALE PRICE $16.99

Shop now on my website or through my Etsy shop!

throh:

unleash hell for just $1.50


I am laid up sick for the first time in years. I feel like this bee filled newspaper dispenser. Might be slow to respond to stuff for a few days.

throh:

unleash hell for just $1.50

I am laid up sick for the first time in years. I feel like this bee filled newspaper dispenser. Might be slow to respond to stuff for a few days.

Creature Sculpt is becoming Fantasy Creatures in Clay!

I am so happy to announce that Creature Sculpt has been picked up by impactbooks, the amazing publisher that has brought you such books as DragonArt by neondragonart.  I am so excited about our partnership and I can’t wait to see where this new venture will take me and my business.

I have been sitting on this news for a while, but I wanted to wait until I had pre-order information available.  I just reviewed the final draft of the book this past weekend and it looks AMAZING!  Though some content had to be cut due to space constraints (down to 160 pages from the original 200),  I am very happy with the overall flow of the book and am confident readers will learn just as well as they did with Creature Sculpt.

For those of you that already own Creature Sculpt, this is NOT a new book, content-wise.  Most of the same information and images that are in Creature Sculpt are also in Fantasy Creatures, with only a few extra new tips.

Pre-order Today!

Use the link below to pre-order your copy of Fantasy Creatures in Clay!  And please spread the word.  If you purchase via this exact link, I will earn higher royalties on each copy sold.

Pre-order on Amazon

Creature Sculpt has Sold Over 1100 Copies since 1/31/13!

Between paperback and eBook, Creature Sculpt sales have exceeded 1000 copies sold world wide.  Considering this was my first book and it was 100% self-published and self-promoted, that is pretty darn awesome!  

I want to thank everyone that has supported me and my book, especially those that got me off the ground by pre-ordering a copy.  I never would have made it this far along without you guys.

The Future of Creature Sculpt

Creature Sculpt will continue to be available for purchase through my website and Etsy shop, even after the publication of Fantasy Creatures.  However, I am down to about 175 copies of the paperback (out of the 780 I originally ordered).  Once they are gone, no more will be printed.  

If you are interested in owning a copy of the original text of my book, I suggest that you do so sooner than later.  The eBook will continue to be available even once paperbacks are sold out.

Let’s Celebrate with a SALE Through 4/21/14!

To commemorate this momentous occasion, I will be running a sale for the next week on ALL versions of Creature Sculpt.  Now is your chance to get the full, original 200-page text of my book at a discounted price.  It’s just a little thanks for all the support I’ve been given over this past year!

Combo Pack - $39.99   SALE PRICE $33.99

Paperback - $29.99   SALE PRICE $24.99

eBook - $19.99   SALE PRICE $16.99

Shop now on my website or through my Etsy shop!

A beautiful day in DC. Cherry blossoms are at peak bloom. #cherryblossoms #inspiration

A beautiful day in DC. Cherry blossoms are at peak bloom. #cherryblossoms #inspiration

Sky and Galaxy Imperial Dragons
Now available in my Etsy shop.  Only one of each design is available.  I still have a few paint-your-owns left too!  Get them while you can!
Materials : Resin Casts from Monster Clay originals, Acrylic Paint, Pearl Ex
Dimensions : 6.75” long, 5” tall
Want to learn how to sculpt like I do? My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!
To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

Sky and Galaxy Imperial Dragons

Now available in my Etsy shop.  Only one of each design is available.  I still have a few paint-your-owns left too!  Get them while you can!

Materials : Resin Casts from Monster Clay originals, Acrylic Paint, Pearl Ex

Dimensions : 6.75” long, 5” tall

Want to learn how to sculpt like I do? My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!

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

Regal Wolf - Amaterasu
Now available for purchase on my Etsy shop.
Materials : Resin cast from a Super Sculpey original, acrylic paint, Premo! (flames and shield), Pearl Ex
Dimensions : 5.5” Long, 3.5” tall, 4” Width on flames
Want to learn how to sculpt like I do? My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!
To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

Regal Wolf - Amaterasu

Now available for purchase on my Etsy shop.

Materials : Resin cast from a Super Sculpey original, acrylic paint, Premo! (flames and shield), Pearl Ex

Dimensions : 5.5” Long, 3.5” tall, 4” Width on flames

Want to learn how to sculpt like I do? My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!

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

 Baby Tree Dragon Saplings
Limited number available in my Etsy shop.  Blank paint-your-own and painted versions are both in stock at the moment.  Get them while you can!
Materials : Resin Casts from Monster Clay originals
Dimensions : 3-4” Each
Want to learn how to sculpt like I do? My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!
To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

Baby Tree Dragon Saplings

Limited number available in my Etsy shop.  Blank paint-your-own and painted versions are both in stock at the moment.  Get them while you can!

Materials : Resin Casts from Monster Clay originals

Dimensions : 3-4” Each

Want to learn how to sculpt like I do? My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!

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

Hi there! I couldn't find this in your FAQ so I guess I'll just ask. Heh. Ok so anyway "so is sculpting what you do for a living and what advice would you give to someone willing to do this for a living?"

I am answering this publicly as I’ve been asked this a few times.

Yes, I do indeed sculpt for a living.  I also have my own book and am about to launch my first online class.  

As far as advice to a beginner, here is some advice I gave someone a while back : 

To answer simply, yes, it is possible to make a living out of sculpting. However, it is very difficult and takes a lot of time, energy, and passion. I also takes a whole heck of a lot of luck. I have been sculpting for nearly 12 years and this is the first year [2013] where I’ve really been able to make enough to start making a living. I also taught for about 6 years in there. My book has really helped with my income this year [2013]. While I have a steady flow of freelance, I can only take so many commissions. So having product sales really helps supplement. I am also getting ready to start doing more cast reproductions to help. You really have to diversify to pull it off.

My best piece of advice to you is to keep sculpting as your “side” job. If you haven’t been to school yet and are planning to, go for a degree that will get you a job. There is very little commercial sculpting work to be had these days as most companies have gone digital or have shipped work out of the country. Taking private commissions is really the only way to make money in traditional art these days. And that requires a lot of time to build an audience and client base so it’s definitely not something you want to jump into without a backup plan.

I have also been fortunate enough to have a very supportive husband and family who have helped me through the rough times. Freelance work isn’t always guaranteed but bills wait for no one! 

So definitely keep at it. Sculpt simply for the love of it. Making money off of it is just a plus. Having a steady job will help you enjoy sculpting more because you won’t have to worry about sculpting for clients in order to pay bills. You will just be doing art for you. Then you can work up to sculpting for others on your own time, not because you need the money.”

Announcing the Winner of my 1k Sculpture Contest, tiinasaurus !!
Knuk is a beautifully designed gryphon that I am excited to integrate into my new class.  I will be able to cover a lot about fur and feather textures as well as proportions and color schemes.  He will be really fun to pose with that lanky, yet stout form.
Congratulations, Tiina!  You will be receiving a free enrollment in my class once it opens and will have the chance to receive the finished sculpture once I am done filming.
Thank you to all that entered.  I got some really awesome designs submitted, but ultimately, Knuk was the best fit for the needs of my class.
Honorable Mentions
I would like to include a few honorable mentions that really stood out to me.  These entrants are entitled to 10% off my commission prices if they want to commission me for these characters.  They will also be  guaranteed a slot in any round of commissions that I offer this year OR they may choose a 50% off coupon for my class once it opens.

anemicshoe for her delightful “gardeners”.  These have such a clever design.  I love the contrasting textures and the personality that each one shows.  Very believable!

dokibird for her simple but lovely Maple.  I am a big fan of designs like this that are well composed and have excellent color schemes.  How can you not love that face?

jsug for her beta fish dragon, Ozai.  I love that I can look at this design and literally see it gracefully swimming through the water.  Wonderful integration of real life elements into a fantasy character.
Thank you again for all that entered and reblogged the contest post.  I gained a bunch of new followers because of this contest and I really appreciate the support.  
I will be filming my class in a few weeks and hope to have it ready for enrollment over the summer.  Stay tuned and thank you everyone for making my contest a sucess!

Announcing the Winner of my 1k Sculpture Contest, tiinasaurus !!

Knuk is a beautifully designed gryphon that I am excited to integrate into my new class.  I will be able to cover a lot about fur and feather textures as well as proportions and color schemes.  He will be really fun to pose with that lanky, yet stout form.

Congratulations, Tiina!  You will be receiving a free enrollment in my class once it opens and will have the chance to receive the finished sculpture once I am done filming.

Thank you to all that entered.  I got some really awesome designs submitted, but ultimately, Knuk was the best fit for the needs of my class.

Honorable Mentions

I would like to include a few honorable mentions that really stood out to me.  These entrants are entitled to 10% off my commission prices if they want to commission me for these characters.  They will also be  guaranteed a slot in any round of commissions that I offer this year OR they may choose a 50% off coupon for my class once it opens.

anemicshoe for her delightful “gardeners”.  These have such a clever design.  I love the contrasting textures and the personality that each one shows.  Very believable!

dokibird for her simple but lovely Maple.  I am a big fan of designs like this that are well composed and have excellent color schemes.  How can you not love that face?

jsug for her beta fish dragon, Ozai.  I love that I can look at this design and literally see it gracefully swimming through the water.  Wonderful integration of real life elements into a fantasy character.

Thank you again for all that entered and reblogged the contest post.  I gained a bunch of new followers because of this contest and I really appreciate the support.  

I will be filming my class in a few weeks and hope to have it ready for enrollment over the summer.  Stay tuned and thank you everyone for making my contest a sucess!