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Jonathan D. Lopez (Clay Alchemist)
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Don't let your sculpture make the mistake of being seen without an American flag lapel pin this election season! #ClayTips #Election2016 #Patriotic
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If you're considering ordering some Van Aken Plastalina online, my color guide may be of some help.
Let's face it, the colors of Van Aken Plastalina are not accurately represented with the swatches given online. They're represented as being just about pastel on many sites. And while your screen may not be calibrated perfectly, this is a much more accurate representation of these colors. Although it is easy to see and purchase White, Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Turquoise, Gray, Flesh, and Ivory in stores, some of the more n...
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Afraid of the hassles of making an armature? I'll show you a simple and sturdy design for making a tie-down #armature#ClayTips
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In 50 seconds, learn how to remove most, if not all, flickering from your stop-motion animations. #ClayTips   #lighting   #techniques   #canon   #nikon  
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Some sculptures take extra support and heavy duty hand tools to create. I have a few tips on where to get started. #ClayTips   #armature   #sculpture  
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The Underdog, Bernie Sanders.
Candidate Series 2016.


#FeelTheBern  
Illustrations using plasticine clay by Jonathan D. Lopez, a Grand Rapids, Michigan based illustrator and photographer.
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Additionally, if you want to mix up your own batch of custom colored clay, I have a ton of recipes made up:
In the past I have always needed a little bit of this color or that, but I always wound up making too much because I didn't know the exact amount of each color to obtain the shade I wanted. So to end my strife – and hopefully yours – I spent the better part of a weekend measuring out ratios of Van Aken Plasticine and documenting it. Here's a short video on how to mix colors in bulk. I recommend multiple pots if mixing more than six...
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I had the chance this week to sit down and work with Puppet Putty, a clay created specifically for claymation. This stuff is definitely worth a try! 
  #ClayTips   #Claymation   #StopMotion   #Animation  
When I started animating with colored clay, I switched from Super Sculpey to Van Aken Plastalina. It's incredibly easy to find in the United States and affordable. However, animator Don Carlson recently sent me a block of his Puppet Putty to experiment with, and I must say – this is what I wish I had in 2006 when I made my first animation. While I love the traits of Van Aken Plastalina for my still sculptures, there are some major ad...
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Step one to making a successful sculpture – start working with tie-downs for #armatures. #ClayTips
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Tired of working with dull, perfectly round eyes? It's about time you experimented with some thermoplastic! #ClayTips   #modelmaking   #caricature  
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Afraid of the hassles of making an armature? I'll show you a simple and sturdy design for making a #tiedown   #armature#ClayTips
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sculpture, photography, illustration, organizing,
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  • Clay Alchemist
    Illustrator and Photographer, 2006 - present
  • CraftSanity
    Multimedia Editor, 2015 - present
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Sculptor, Illustrator, Photographer of all things unreal.
Introduction
Seen in the UICA: Festival of the Arts Exhibition 2014, Art.Downtown 2012 and 2014, ArtPrize 2013 and 2014, and winner of the GRCC Photographic Excellence Award in 2013.
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Sculptor and animator of the iStopMotion promotional art.
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