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So, I've been kind of deadish lately when it comes to posting art or working on my comic.  I haven't had any time.  Remember how I was doing portfolio work?  Well, it worked.  I have a new job and I've been working really long hours for the last few months.  It'll slow down here soon, but then it'll pick up again after September.  It's a super fun job and I love it and the people I work with, but sadly I don't have as much free time as I used to.  What free time I have had I've been spending on doll stuff and not drawings. :/  To be honest I've been nervous to pick one up.  Some of the guys I work with are super talented artists, it's a bit intimidating! 
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:iconsonamy53:
sonamy53 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Interface Designer
i have question for you. where do you get the silcone? thanks^V^
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:iconbatchix:
batchix Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Artist
You can buy silicone rubber for mold making from a variety of places including smoothon.com, which is where i get it from.  I recommend their oomoo silicone if you're just getting started, you can get a trial kit from them.  Alumilite sells a kit for about $60 that comes with everything you need to make your first mold.  Silicone, regardless of where you get it from, is pretty pricy, so be prepared to make a bit of a dent in your pocket book.
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cyborgebolt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, would you be interested in reading a fellow transformer fanfiction writer? Its good stuff and is great to read
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:iconbatchix:
batchix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Unfortunately I don't have time to right now, I'm really behind on a bunch of orders and work stuff.  Thanks for asking tho! <3
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:iconcmwyvern:
CMWyvern Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Hey there! Just wondering if you could give me any advice on sanding small polymer clay faces. Is there a trick to it?
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:iconbatchix:
batchix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Artist
you mean a trick to getting the sand paper from getting clogged?  There's not really, unfortunately.  :{  There are two things that can make it easier.  One is, for lower grits, you can use sanding screens intended for plaster instead of sand paper.  They're designed not to clog, but they don't come in a huge range of grits.  You can also try using steel wool.  If you do, you can use olive oil with it to help it from clogging.  It's kind of messy, but it does work.

The other is to get a wire brush from the hardware store and when the paper clogs, gently scrape it over the wire brush to remove the super sculpey sludge.  Wet sanding can help sometimes too, but it's still frustrating.  It's also a good idea to use sanding sponges when you can, it's easier to get a more even coverage.  You can buy them, or you can do what i do and cut up some squares of fun foam and use a little hot glue to attach the sand paper to it.

For getting in tiny places I recommend a bit of steel wool rolled up in a small ball and then pinch it with some forceps.  You can grasp that like a pencil and get into places like the crevices of eyes and stuff.

hope that helps!
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:iconcmwyvern:
CMWyvern Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
All of the above! Thanks so much!
Steel wool for little things... I will try that.
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2snails1shell Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We don't just want numbers, we want THUNDER! We've picked you for your creative RAWRsomeness. So please accept an invite to join our new group, SUPERshow2016.

Cheers!, :D (Big Grin) Kirk & Kiki of Team L.A. Zen :D (Big Grin)

P.S. :squee: !YAAAAAAAAAAAY! :squee:

P.S., Jr. ...annnnnd you've just been Llamafied and dAwatched! :) (Smile)
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Duongngoclinh Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
You take request or Points commision, dear?
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:iconbatchix:
batchix Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Artist
I can't do either right now, I'm sorry! ;D;//

I'm so swamped with doll stuff and portfolio that I can't take on anything else.  :{
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