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Clay foxie by Foshu Clay foxie by Foshu
So today I tried my first paw at the 20+ pounds of clay I still have lying around in my burrow and of course I tried to make a foxie... I haven't done any claying since elementary so I couldn't even imagine how hard it was to get some shape into it. I'm already glad I managed to get some basic shapes down without it covered in cracks and grain despite the way it actually looks. I'll look around and see if I can bake and paint my foxie so he can stand on my window sill proudly

Done with regular clay (I guess?), a rubber pointbrush, a rough broad brush and a toothpick... yah
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:iconlunesk:
Lunesk Featured By Owner May 5, 2007   Digital Artist
That's really good there Fosh...I'd never be able to try my paw as that being I have allergies to a lot of clays
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ohwww... sure there would be plenty of hypo allergenic typs of clay, but no doubt you'll be paying extra for that too
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Lovelessdarksoul Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Student
- yawns and lays down on his back-
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:iconshyedge:
Shyedge Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
I can't even do a basic bowl using clay. This is beyond any of my skill.
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I did learn you'd need to take your time and dedicate yourself to completing it because I've had my moments of just wating to give it up
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MukatKiKaarn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a nicely finished form, for someone who hasn't worked with clay for as long as you say you have. ^^ Definitely see about getting him fired, so you can keep him around- make sure you've hollowed him out inside, though!
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
hollowed...? no I haven't, that's bad?
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:iconmukatkikaarn:
MukatKiKaarn Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...it depends. If the piece isn't that large, and you were careful to push all of the air out of the clay before you started working, you should be okay. On larger pieces, though, you should hollow out the inside and leave a hole somewhere unnoticable so that air can escape when you fire the piece inside a kiln. Otherwise, as the temperature rises and the air inside expands, it will causes the clay to explode.

Generally, if any part of the clay piece is the diameter of, say, a soda can or bigger, it should be hollowed out. Smaller pieces, again, should be safe, as long as the clay was wedged well and all of the air was forced out.

I don't mean to scare you, but I would hate for you to lose your work like that. It's a really beautiful figure, and it'd be a shame for it to be ruined because of a pocket of air. Just use your best judgement, and hopefully everything will turn out fine.

If its any reassurance, I'm pretty confident you'll be fine. I'm assuming this is only about hand-held size? It should be perfectly safe, if that's the case.
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Foshu Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
yesh it's handheld... I figured I would just glue it back together if it did break, but I don't know if there's anything I can do if it would explode
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:iconmukatkikaarn:
MukatKiKaarn Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you should be okay... again, I'm sorry, I really didn't mean to scare you! Just keep your fingers crossed when you put it in the kiln, and hopefully it'll come out okay. ^^
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Lovelessdarksoul Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Student
Rawr its a fox - licks his lips and gets ready to pounce-
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nuuuuuu *stands in between* it's very brittle right now
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:iconlovelessdarksoul:
Lovelessdarksoul Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Student
Awe....me want to eat it now though
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
but it's clay...
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:iconlovelessdarksoul:
Lovelessdarksoul Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Student
A dragon can dream... I'll jsut eat you
-licks his chops-
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*kissies the dragon snout* mhm and in your dreams you can digest and impregnate and abuse me allll you like
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:iconlovelessdarksoul:
Lovelessdarksoul Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Student
- blinks and snaps you up in his jaws - Or i can digest you now
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*shrieks and struggles* just once... then there'd be no more foxie...
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vixyyfox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007   Photographer
*laughs.... reminds me of the time we (as children) made clay fudge and fooled my grandfather. I'm not sure if he was humoring us or not but he popped it into his mouth and began chewing while we yelled it was only clay. Stay a child Foshu.......
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Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
(*hugs lovingly* something in my cubhood I was never allowed to be a child sun... I was mature way too early,. But whatever child I was back then, I still am still right now
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vixyyfox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007   Photographer
*dances all around her... you can be a child whenever you wish..... *laughs and shakes her tail at the other fox. Mostly people will tell you to grow up and act your age... but why ever would I want to do that?

*hugs her back lovingly.

oooo... saw my wolfy the other day... it went well enough... and I felt so guilty.
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs so tight* your wolfie...? have I ever heard of your wolfie...?
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:iconvixyyfox:
vixyyfox Featured By Owner May 1, 2007   Photographer
I told ya about him.... mama...
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
nuuu... you never told me he was a wolfie or even your wolfie...
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:iconvixyyfox:
vixyyfox Featured By Owner May 1, 2007   Photographer
*smiles...... never mind then... he's not so much 'mine' as simply a free spirit... so we shall let this one go.
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Raik666 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
i only worked once in school with clay. we made doggies. i like the shape of your foxie^^ looks cute somehow :3
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
somehow? Foxies just look cute!
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:iconraik666:
Raik666 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
hm yeah, especially the yellow fur females ;D
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*smiles* you know yellow mango furred foxies don't mind if you draw them if you think they look cute *smiles*
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Raik666 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
oh, is that so? hm...we'll see^^
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*smiles pretty big*
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:iconlen-chan:
Len-chan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Nyeheheh...fuunnnyyy....*pokes*
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*eeps and saves her foxie* careful!
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:iconlen-chan:
Len-chan Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
srry
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Sivanna Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
It turned out good ^^ If you do it some more it will eventually get as good as your drawings :) But it's a fact, it's just hard to shape clay if you don't do it every day, so I think you've done great...

(btw, House was great yesterday ;))
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:iconpurplestarz:
purplestarz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
oooh another House fan *smiles*
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
yesh I guess I was expecting it to be easy, but I shouldn't complain about how it looks now. I'll get better eventually *nods and smiles*

(Yesh I loved it too. Episode Histories made me cry...)
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:iconkitsunechao:
kitsunechao Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deviously cute ^^
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ty ty
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Telk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Feels Egyptian to me for some reason... Anyway I think it's awesome and cute. Bet you'll be proud to have the finished version in your window. *nuzzles*
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
egyptian...? hmmm... maybe I'll add some things in paint to make him look a little more like it
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Telk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Admired idea. ^ ^
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:iconpurplestarz:
purplestarz Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Wish I had a pic of the last thing I clayed. *smiles* soooooo cute! can't wait to see it done!
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it won't crack in the oven...
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:iconpurplestarz:
purplestarz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
as long as you wiat for it to dry it shouldn't
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:iconfoxby:
Foxby Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Huh... I did a foxie for my clay project in Art class. Unfortunately I suck at clay stuffz, but it came out somewhat like this. Only... crappier. XD
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
well you can't expetct to draw or clay or do any art so well on your first try... I'll probably need a lot of prcactice too
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Foxby Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
Well, everyone else was a lot better with clay... I guess it's just like an un-talent or something. XD
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WyvernofFlames Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks good. I once took a ceramics class in school, and I made stuff like that too! ^^
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:iconfoshu:
Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
mhm ty ty and wasn't it fun? I like doing it for a change
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