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.
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.
Now, we are going to shape it into a ball and press it slightly so that the back flattens a little:
Cut a little off the top and ONE side of the face, like so:
Shape it until you are happy:
Now, grab your ball tool and press deep circles into the face where you want the eyes to be:
Great! Now make a couple small round balls of clay with the translucent version of your skin color and place them in these holes:
Now smooth the top part, NOT the bottom:
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:
And then use your blade to cut a super small section and place it on the underside of the eyelid:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.