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From: Jyl Hunt (jylhunt89)3/29/14 12:43 AM 
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Hi everyone! New here! Wanted to share some of my animal sculptures and see what others thought of them. I've never gotten any feedback from other clayers (am I using that term correctly?) but would love to hear what you guys think. I started working with clay in January and really enjoy it. I donate a lot of pieces to animal rescues to auction off and help raise funds. I really do enjoy it!

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From: StarGazer (STARGAZERCA) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/29/14 12:57 AM 
To: Jyl Hunt (jylhunt89)  (2 of 7) 
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I really like the expression on the puppy...

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From: Melody013/29/14 7:44 AM 
To: Jyl Hunt (jylhunt89)  (3 of 7) 
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Hi Jyl, Welcome to PCC! It's so nice to have you here among other poly clay "addicts". Your animals are so cute and I think it's wonderful that you donate  some of them to rescues.

Anita in AZ


From: 286Cindy3/29/14 8:01 AM 
To: Jyl Hunt (jylhunt89)  (4 of 7) 
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Those are adorable :) Anyone that helps animal rescue groups gets a BIG THUMBS UP in my book!
I have 4 rescued yorkies, and am involved with fostering and rehoming.....very rewarding to be able to remove an animal from a not so good environment, and place them with someone who will treat them with the love and care they deserve.

From: LindaBun3/29/14 1:33 PM 
To: Jyl Hunt (jylhunt89)  (5 of 7) 
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Hello and welcome! Your animals are so cute. The patch on the horse seems so appropriate. I think it is great that you help animal rescues with your work.

Linda :o)


From: SherryBinNH3/31/14 7:02 PM 
To: Jyl Hunt (jylhunt89)  (6 of 7) 
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Your animals are very cute. (Don't take this wrong, but I'm personally not a fan of "cute" -- but that doesn't mean you don't do it well and that most people won't love it, because I suspect they will!) The dog is very nicely formed, the proportions accurate, the stance lifelike, the expression (considering the minimalism of the style) is very sweet. The particular angle of view of the horse makes any critique more difficult because you just see the face. But you obviously really LOOK at the animals and have the talent to capture something special about them, which is great!

You might like Katherine Dewey's book on sculpting animals. If you find it, don't do what I do (to Kathy's distain!!) by going to the cat at the end first! The book is meant as a progressive sculpting program, and you should start at the beginning and work your way through to actually learn the most.

Keep up the good work! (Both the sculpting AND the animal rescue support!)

Sherry Bailey


From: MagicByLeah4/1/14 10:59 AM 
To: Jyl Hunt (jylhunt89)  (7 of 7) 
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Welcome to the group and wow, the animals are adorable!

I am particularly impressed about what you use them for.

As for feedback, it would depend on what you're trying to accomplish with the sculptures.

I'm an amateur myself but found Katherine Dewey's animal sculpting book (linked below) to be very helpful in honing my skills.



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