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Self Portrait in Clay by liquidether Self Portrait in Clay by liquidether
Class project from a year ago. An "Interpretive" self-portrait.

That clay had a lot of sand in it. Note to self: next time use porcelain.............
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:iconstatufied:
Statufied Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Love it--the rough texture looks great.
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KBCharms Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely.
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sofabulash Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Love it!
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! This is incredible! I’m a sculpture too so I know how much time this took! You should check some of my art out sometime! Thanks!
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Thanks! I love that octo you sculpted!
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! And for takeing the time to look!
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miss-posy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
I bet all that sand exfoliated the skin ever-so-nicely. XD
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
LOL...not so nicely because I have VERY sensitive skin. I was red for days..... silly me.
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:iconpatriciavazquez:
PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so so cool.......:)
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconpatriciavazquez:
PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure ;)
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MissSad Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi,
I've featured this deviation on the news article Portraits and Colours
I hope you don't mind :aww:

Have a nice day,
Valentina
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Thanks!!!
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:iconschatten-drache:
Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Für Kunst muss man leiden...
Aber es sieht wirklich grandios aus! Es hat irgendwie eine Alienhafte ausstrahlung!

Ach und du scheinst sehr ordentlich zu sein, so weit ich sehen kann hast du dich auch hinter den ohren damit gewaschen :D
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Thanks for commenting, but I don't read (or speak) German! :giggle: Could you possibly translate for me?
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Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sry ^^;my bad.... (on that day I talked to much with german deviants..)

translated:
Artist have to sufer for their art...
But it looks brilliant! It looks a bit alien like!

Oh, and it seems as you wouldbereally precise, as far as I can see you even "washed" yourself behind your ears :D
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Thank you for the compliments and the translation....and I believe i did manage to get the clay behind my ears :)
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Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you got it away, too :D
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Danutza88 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey!:aww: You've been featured here: [link] :boogie:
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Thank You!!
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:iconzumaskimmer:
Zumaskimmer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
I once covered myself with the deep red and brown raw natural clay from cliffs of Aquinna in Martha's Vineyard. I didn't expect it to be as enjoyable as it was.
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
I think more people should try it!
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MataHari7 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uve been featured:
[link]
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconmatahari7:
MataHari7 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ure welcome!
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strumpetsandcream Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Love this shot
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Thank you :)
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strumpetsandcream Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
:)
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emilylian Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
you are a beauty queen
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thank you :)
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VintageCherries Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Student
i featured you here [link] :D great stuff :heart: :hug:
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Thank you very much for both the feature and the compliment.... :hug:
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VintageCherries Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Student
welcome ;)
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:iconigaboo:
igaboo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
This is stunning. How did you make the mixture? what ingredients did you use?
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
I used a clay called B-Mix with Sand. I just scooped a bit out of the bag, mixed it with water until it was slip (very wet clay), then rubbed it on my self. it was a bit of a pain (literally) to get of because it has so much sand in it. Next time I would use porcelain clay.... :)

Thank you for the compliment and for the question - I greatly appreciate both!
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igaboo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
hey, i put plaster of paris on a girl. it got all up in her hair, like as much as its in your hair in the photos. how did you get the clay out of your hair? what would you recommend for plaster of paris? cause right now, its not coming easily out of her hair, or at all, i'm not sure, she is in the shower at the moment trying to get it out.
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liquidether Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Well, once plaster of paris hardens, you're pretty screwed. Hopefully it is still wet.Gently chipping/crumbling it off might work, but you risk taking hair with it. I am unaware of any solvents that would be safe to use on a person to get it out. See, with clay, you can just wet it once it dries and it turns back into wet clay, it doesn't harden permanently until you put it into a kiln. Plaster of paris undergoes a chemical transformation (hardening) once water has been added.
One more thing: you should NEVER let plaster of paris go down your drain. It can harden in the pipes and then has to be professionally (read expensively) cleaned out.
Sorry I can't be any more help than this, and next time PLEASE research any material you are going to put on a persons body before you do it just so you can avoid situations like this.
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igaboo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
trust me, i keep hitting myself in the head, and i usually do the research, like try out things on myself first, but i figured since its for babies, there wouldn't be any problems. And that means that i was being ignorant and careless. Which means, of course, that i am learning to be more cautious for future photo sessions and i know to take more precautions.
Thanks for the advice, i'll relay the message to the girl. thanks!
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liquidether Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
You have my empathy! Does the model have long hair? If so, and if she is still having trouble getting it out of the parts not too close to her head, you could try having her lay down on concrete or bricks and sandwiching her hair between a thick-ish section of newspaper, and GENTLY tapping the plaster out with a rubber mallet, or one of those meat tenderizing hammers. Let me know if she is still having problems; I'm happy to help you brainstorm some solutions :)
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igaboo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
today she finally got it all out, and what a relief that is! like, really!!! haha! and thank you very much for the advice and help, i appreciate it! well, have a good day! :))))
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liquidether Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Phew! :)
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Prettyscary Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
your Self Portrait has been featured here: [link]
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Thank you! It is great to be counted among so many talented artists.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really adventuresome! I've wanted to do this for a long time. Does the sand hurt your skin, or was it just hard to get off?
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
I highly recommend the experience...just make sure that you use a grog- and/or sand-less clay body unless you want the exfoliation experience of your life. I suggest porcelain (they use kaolin in high-end facial mud masks, don'tcha know). And no, it wasn't that difficult to remove, just let the shower water wash over your hair while washing it off your body and save the shampooing for last!

Thanks for your comment!
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the info! I may try this soon ^_^
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
:thumbsup: Good Luck!
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UmILostMyPocky Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... I bet that was really hard to get out..
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:iconliquidether:
liquidether Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Yeah. The clay itself wasn't so bad, but it had a lot of sand in it. I had a VERY rosy complexion for a while.

Thanks for the :+fav: and comment!
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