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How to Create an Octopus Artwork with Polymer Clay

What you'll learn

In this class, the polymer clay artist Lizzie Campbell, also known as Clay Disarray, will show you in detail how to sculpt this adorable octopus. During this class, you’ll also be shown how to create a gradient with two colors of polymer clay. You’re very much encouraged to explore character design and placements of the elements to create an artwork that’s unique to you!

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Listed on Aug 31, 2021 - ID 15805594
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This class has 7 sessions (38m)

Class Preview

In this class preview, Lizzie will give you an overview of what you can expect from taking this class.

Tools and Materials

In this video, you’ll find out what tools you'll need, as well as what colors of polymer clay you'll use to create the artwork.

Making the Octopus Body

In this part, you'll focus on creating the body of the octopus character, using a colour gradient of two shades of polymer clay.

Making the Tentacles

In this section, you'll be taught how to create the tentacles, including some examples of creating patterns on them.

Building the Octopus Character

Now it’s time to build up the octopus! You'll be using techniques that will bring the elements together securely.

Doubling Up and Finishing Off

In this segment, you'll create a friend for your first octopus, as well as some leaves for a little more visual interest.

Building the Frame

Here, Lizzie will teach you how to bring all the elements together to create your final artwork!

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Clay Disarray

Polymer clay art/illustration
  • 5 Classes

Hi! I'm a polymer clay artist and illustrator based in the UK with a keen interest in all things pop culture.

How to Create an Octopus Artwork with Polymer Clay