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Sculpting a Monster Maquette | Part 3 with Jordu Schell

Sculpting a Monster Maquette | Part 3
It's time to color the monster! With watercolor and airbrush

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Experience the entire workflow of Hollywood creature designer Jordu Schell as he sculpts a monster maquette from imagination. In the final part of the series, it’s time to color the monster! Jordu’s technique involves applying a base coat of opaque watercolor, adding color for the details of the features like veins, mouth, and horns, and finishing with soft air-brushed colors. Finally, he bakes and carefully places small teeth for the monster out of Sculpey clay. We hope to have Jordu back soon!


  • Sculpey Clay
  • Round Wooden Base
  • 3/8″,  1/8″ and 1/16″ Aluminum Armature Wire
  • Pliers
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Electric Drill
  • Paper Towels
  • Loctite Epoxy One Minute Instant Mix
  • Oatley Epoxy Putty
  • Lazy Susan
  • Chavant NSP Medium Clay
  • Small Wood Sculpting Tools
  • Homemade Rake Tool
  • 91% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Horsehair Bristle Acid Brush
  • Synthetic Sable Brush
  • Small Kitchen Blowtorch
  • Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits

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