Tag Archives: Chibi

Small update…here, takes some doodles…

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So, the plan is, in the next week or so, to start on some tutorials in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Sound like a good plan? I thought it did.

I’ve planned a couple thus far, and have also been avoiding my computer like the plague. Until last week anyhow. My husband finally located my tablet which had been buried in a forgotten box that was left unpacked. So, I’ve been spending a tad bit of time drawing. drawing, drawing, and more drawing.
Before I show you, does anyone remember Neopets? That cute little game online from years back? I’ve had an account for 13 years, believe it or not. Though, I will admit, I hadn’t touched it until one day I was looking at some old pictures and found one of m holding a brand new hand held Neopets game my dad had bought me when I was little. I had to check it out. Of course, it is completely different now, and the interest is no longer there, but my son finds the little games interesting, and though he can’t really play them yet, I think it’s cute watching him clicking away like mad in his attempt.
Well, long story short, seeing those old Neopets of mine, I got bored one night and decided to draw them…and have since just been drawing more. Nerdy? Yes. Childish? Possibly. But, when you are bored, there are a lot worse things you could do, right?

Anyhow, the doodles!
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And the work in progress:
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Yep, THAT’S what I have been doing. Not exactly the most exciting thing int he world, but hey, it keeps me occupied!

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The Moon Chibi

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So, this is going to be the first in my planetary chibi’s. Yes, I am well aware the moon is not a planet. It’s a moon. However, it was after completing this and showing a dear friend that they suggested making a chibi to represent all the planets. Personally, I adore this idea, and will slowly be making these.
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I was sort of think of adding her to the POSSIBLE giveaway in the near future. Idk, we will see what happens. 🙂

 

It’s a sickly day. A Chibi progress shot and Gingerbread House peek.

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I have been feeling rather dizzy all day. I sat down a few hours ago and thought working with my clay might help me clear my head. Nooooooope. I about fell out of the chair on multiple occasions. However, while I was there, I DID manage to start on a chibi. Really, she just needs a head. Rather big need, but given my condition, I’m happy enough with what I got done.
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Also! I thought I might show you what I have so far for my gingerbread house. Still no promises on a tutorial still, but, I’m not saying it WON’T happen either. Unfortunately, I have misplaced my TLS, so until I have that, I can’t really put the poor fake confectionery house together, which is what is putting off a possible tutorial. Well, what do you think anyhow? Do the little pieces look tasty and real enough to eat?
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Well, I will be laying out on the couch today, moving only when prompted by the mini ones. I hope you all stay warm and well.

Chibi Tutorial: Part Five, The Face and Hair

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Yes, I have gotten my home back! How nice is this?! And as such, it is time I finished up the chibi tutorial!

Let’s just dive in, shall we?
First, let’s look at what we will need:
Basically, this is your chibi’s skin color, black clay, and a translucent version of your chibi’s skin color. To make this, just add 3 parts translucent to one part the skin color you used.
As for the tools, you need a blade, a ball tool, and not pictured is a needle tool and a smoothing tool.
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Take a piece of your main chibi color and condition it. Make sure this piece is proportional to the size of your body. Something I didn’t bother with. That is a big no no. Don’t be like me, be smart! Measure it before you try making it all pretty and sticking it on your body. You will thank yourself later.
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Now, we are going to shape it into a ball and press it slightly so that the back flattens a little:
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Cut a little off the top and ONE side of the face, like so:
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Shape it until you are happy:
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Now, grab your ball tool and press deep circles into the face where you want the eyes to be:
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Great! Now make a couple small round balls of clay with the translucent version of your skin color and place them in these holes:
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Now smooth the top part, NOT the bottom:
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Now you have eyelids! So, in order to make them look cuter, we need to make our lash line and lashes. For that you are going to use a small bit of black clay and roll it out into a super thin snake:
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And then use your blade to cut a super small section and place it on the underside of the eyelid:
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Be sure to cut off any extra. I used the little bit I cut off for the next step. Cut a couple of super short, super tiny pieces to be used as lashes:
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Now, cut a couple of pieces a little longer than what you used to make the lash line to begin with, these will be used as the eye brows:
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For the lips, take the color that you want it to be and mix with a bit of translucent. After that, take a couple of very small pieces and roll them into tiny log shapes, but be sure that the ends are pointed. Make one shorter than the other and place them where you want the lips to be:
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Now attach the head to the body. You’ll see what I was talking about when I said I didn’t make sure the head was proportional first:
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Also notice how dirty everything is. This is because my projects has been sitting out forever, waiting for me to get the chance to come back to it to finish. If you leave a project like I did, remember to use plastic wrap or something to cover and protect it. That way you can avoid all the unsightly dirt.

Anyhow. The hair. Really, you just need to roll out a bunch of snakes with pointed ends and attach them to the head. However you want the hair to look:
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Bake according to the instructions on the back of your clay’s packaging and there you go!!! One chibi! And hopefully you will take time with yours and it will turn out 10000x better than my own. 🙂 Have fun!!!

I’m also thinking about making a tutorial on clay gingerbread houses. I’m hopefully going to have the time to make a mini village. So, stick with me. No promises, because Lord knows the moment I promise something a billion things will happen to prevent me from doing it.

Chibi Tutorial: Part Four, Connecting The Limbs To The Torso

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Sorry it’s been so long since the next installment. My husband got his days off, and then yesterday I got to see a dear friend that I haven’t seen since Christmas of 2011. I felt bad because, honestly, my house is just a giant bundle of boring, but she and I got to just catch up, and that was enough for me.

Anyhow! Back to the tutorial. Today let’s attach those limbs!
I started with the legs, it’s really about preference, though I have always found that when I put the arms on first, they end up getting smooshed, or something along those lines, while putting on the legs.

Tools:
Smoothing tool
Needle tool
Piece of wire, head pin, or eyes pin
Other chibi pieces we have made

So, grab your torso and firmly (but not so much that you squish anything) place your legs onto the body:
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Now, obviously this is for a seated chibi. I will go over later how to make a standing one, and further down the road, I will do a tutorial over clothes (I hate making clothes. That’s why most of my chibi’s are little nudists XD).

Once those are place, you are going to want to smooth out the joints. The joints are where your torso and legs meet in this case:
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Don’t worry about correcting any creases or such yet, just get the clays worked together for the moment. We will smooth the rest out later.

Now you can adjust the legs to be in the position you want them. I’m just leaving them slightly angled, but you can do any number of poses:
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Now let’s add the arms and do the same steps as we did for the legs:
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Great! Now let’s add our piece of wire that I mentioned in one of my other posts…I think…meh, I’ll probably do a list of tools at the beginning after I type all this *ramble ramble*.

The wire is going to go through the neck and down through the torso. Please be careful about not poking through the bottom. Your wire only needs to go to the center of the torso, not all the way down:
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Now let’s give the arms a bit of shape. Right now they are just hang there. Since I am going to make this one a fairy, eventually adding wings, I decided to place her on a stick. Clean the stick well before using…I know that sounds stupid, but if you are going to use objects from the outdoors, wash them thoroughly first. Anyhow, I am shaping her arms to make it look as though she is sitting and leaning on the stick:
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And there we go. We have added and shaped the limbs to our chibi’s torso. Next time I will go over how to make the head, hair and face (which they may have to be broken up, because they are time consuming and use a lot of very small pieces of clay)!
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Chibi Tutorial: Part Three, Making the Torso

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Alright, time for part three of this never ending chibi tutorial. Yes, I could end it swiftly and just post all of it together, but the words, and the pictures, and I am just far too lazy for that. I can do only so much in a day. 😉
So, Let’s start, shall we?
For this, you are going to need those tools I mentioned in the first part of the tutorial, along with some others. Like I mentioned in the first one, this is all still just trial and error for me, so I really just use what ever.

So, let’s at least say we need:
The clay
Smoothing tool
Needle tool

Take a chunk of your clay and condition it until it is soft.
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Next, shape your clay into a rectangle-ish shape, like so (notice how one end is larger than the other):
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Now we are going to add details. Using the smoothing took I mentioned, you are going to work the clay until the broader end has a nice mound of clay pushed toward the front. Pinch the top of the broad end and make a sort of cone shape, hopefully the picture can explain it better than I:
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Then you are going to shape that new mound of clay  into two separate peaks, this will be the breasts of your chibi (IF you are making a female, which I am, and normally do). Pinch the midsection in some to give it a nice hour glass shape. It should look something like this when you are done (please keep in mind that I don’t have a great process for this, I just play with it until I get the shape I like):
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Now, use your needle took and add the belly button:
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And there we have it! The torso!
Next time I will walk you through how to combine all of the parts we have already made.
Peek?
Ok!
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See you soon! ❤

Chibi Tutorial: Part Two, Making The Legs

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Last night I walked you through how /I/ make my chibi’s arms. Tonight I will walk you through the legs.Honestly the process is almost exactly the same, but…eh, why not?

Let’s go back to our clay, shall we? In the first tutorial we were using Fimo Flesh in light. We will be using the same stuff.
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Make sure that your clay is nice and conditioned.
 This means to work it until it is soft and manageable.

We are going to need a piece slightly larger than what we worked with when making the arms. Make it into a sausage type shape like this:
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Now, use your pinky and roll it to make it look as though your leg has joints, sort of like this:
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Do this in two sections on your sausage shape, and you should get something like this:
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See the end with the smallest point? That’s the end we are going to slightly flatten to make the foot. Do NOT flatten this as much as you did for the hand. The food should be more blunt and full. You want something like this:
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Do these steps once more and look at what we got so far in the tutorial:
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Next time I will walk you through the torso. Actually, looking at the pieces like this is honestly kind of creepy, don’t you think? I suppose if you want so creepy cupcake toppers, you could do this same process with some grey fondant, add a bit of red food coloring, and there you have some zombie limbs to stick up in some maybe chocolate frosting? Yum. 😉 Neat for Halloween perhaps?

Anyhow, sneak peak at the torso? Yes, that’s what I shall do:
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So, check back, and I will have that up soon!!!