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Your Own Sculpture!

Updated on June 4, 2012

A face that can withstand time is hard to come by unless you immortilize yourself through your own sculpture!

Hi, I am the creator of Your Own Sculpture. I make comical cartoon sculptures of "regular" folks, like you or me, or that one person included in the 99.9% of the world's population who can't sing or dance as well as any other celebrity out there!

This article is the story of my business idea. In it you will find how I came up with Your Own Sculpture, what Your Own Sculpture is, and why these cartoon sculptures are different from the ones available in the market to date.

President Bush cartoon sculpture
President Bush cartoon sculpture

Your Own Sculpture: what is it?

The whole idea behind Your Own Sculpture is to make an attribute to your own self and your own existence. There is no one in this world like you. There is no one in the world with your own unique personality, hence your own sculpture shouldn't only be unique because of your physical characteristic but also be unique in the way it is portrait.

My story begins 3 years ago when I was faced with finding a special gift for a special friend. Although I had heard the saying that goes: "it's not the present itself that makes a gift special but the good intention with which it is given," I still felt the pressure mounting! This was no ordinary Christmas-get-the-cheapest-present-for-everyone. This was the occasion in which I needed a gift that would wow my friend. I wanted my gift to tell how much care and thought I had put into finding something special, and I had! By then I had exhausted lists and lists of personalized ideas, none of which I thought were worth considering. My friend deserved better than engraved pens or named tea cups!

My first cartoon sculpture was the sculpture of my best friend, and yes, we're still best of friends! From there on, I went onto making other cartoon sculptures for other friends and from there I dedicated myself to making cartoon sculptures for friends who also wanted to give cartoon sculptures to their own friends.

cartoon sculpture female client
cartoon sculpture female client

What is your own sculpture made of?

Materials:

Your Own sculptures are cartoon like sculptures of people who aren't famous just yet! These are by far the only sculptures that actually look like you! These are the materials I use when making these cartoon sculptures:

Clay:

Your Own Sculpture is made of a modeling material called Newclay. Newclay is clay reinforced with nylon. Newclay is more expensive than regular clay, yet I opt to use it in my sculptures because it is higher in strength and durability than the latter one.

Paint:

I add details and personality to all my sculptures using acrylic paint. I believe that Acrylic paint looks better on my cartoon sculptures than glazes, as glazing makes them look like ceramic pieces.

Wooden base, not freestanding sculptures:

A high quality sculptures needs its high quality wooden base! These British made high quality wooden bases are made of solid wood and are stained with high quality paint.

sculpture of President Obama
sculpture of President Obama

What makes these sculptures different from the rest?

Your Own Sculpture is art!

I consider all my sculptures pieces of art, not dolls one can get online for $99 plus taxes. My sculptures are as unique as you are. I make each and everyone of them by hand. I do not use molds to make certain types of bodies, or gowns, or shapes. I do not stick faces on already made bodies. I do not work with plastic clay (polymer clay).

I think my sculptures are better than the ones sold by masses because they are a mixture of creativity from my side and my clients'. Having my client's input when making his/her sculpture is what makes each sculpture different. Like I have said before, all my sculptures are made from "scratch" sort of speak. I cannot guess before hand what my client's hobbies are or what type of dress/shoes/suit they want to be wearing on their sculpture.

Your own sculpture is a piece of art because it is truly unique and an expression of both, client's and artist's creativity. It is a special gift because you (as the client) put a lot of input into making the sculpture. I provide the skills to work with clay, and you provide the guidelines on how to create an stupendous sculpture.

Get one for yourself or someone you like or love!

How to contact me:

Help me make your own by visiting my website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Own-Sculpture/1... My facebook page has samples of these funny and cute cartoon sculptures, and other of my projects, done or on the making. Feel free to browse and become my fan for updates and coming events organized by me. See you there!

My link! - This is where you can see my cartoon sculptures

These are the links to the sites containing some of the cartoon sculptures I have worked on.

Clay crazy! - What other things to do with clay

You don't need to be an artist to make your own clay figurines/sculptures. Check these items to get an idea of what you can create with clay!

Got inspired to make your own sculpture?

Get cheap clay materials here!

Did you look? Did you like? Feel free to post your comments about my website or anything at all...I promise I won't bite....hard!

Thanks!

Took a look? - Come tell me what you think!

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      Joseph Attard 

      3 years ago from Gozo, Malta, EU.

      Great Hub Carmen and very artistic work that you present here. I like working with clay too. It's a great hobby. I use earth clay though which I gather myself from the hills near my home. I'm glad that I looked at your Hub. Cheers.

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      Carmen Perdomo 

      4 years ago

      @asereht1970: It IS a nice gift to give to someone VERY special: a personalized art gift! Thanks for liking my work, and posting your comment! :) Carmen Perdomo (www.carmenperdomo.com and www.facebook.com/carmenperdomo

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      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      I liked what I saw. I wonder how my own sculpture will look like. Looks like a nice gift to give to someone.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I am not on Facebook so how can I see your work?

    • Carmen Perdomo profile imageAUTHOR

      Carmen Perdomo 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi and thanks for stopping by Pete. I felt the exact same way you do now when I first started promoting Your Own Sculpture. It isn't easy to start up a business but you must not give up! Drop me an e-mail, which you can find on my website. I can share the little I know about search engine optimization!!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I looked and I liked.....a lot......I wish I could get people to look at my website to www.zampopo.co.uk I seem to be a bit invisible and it looks like unless I spend loads of money to advertise it's going to stay that way.......any tips?

    • Carmen Perdomo profile imageAUTHOR

      Carmen Perdomo 

      7 years ago

      @ajgodinho: Thanks Ajgodinho (by the way, that is a hard name to type, my fingers are all tangled up already!).

      It sure is nice to know you took the time to read my article and certainly to know, that someone else, besides myself, appreciates comical sculptures!

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      Anthony Godinho 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You make wonderful sculptures and I like your work. Good to have you here on Squidoo. Wishing you the best! :)

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