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A lot of beginners will make the mistake of trying to sculpt a pickle from the get go .
But that's almost impossible .
So , what I like to do is sculpt a smaller cucumber first before leaving it in brine for several days until you've got a nice authentic clay pickle .
Once it's been removed from the brine , I'll dry my pickle off and get to work on making a face .
I'll start by poking some massive holes for the eye sockets before cutting out a big happy smile .
Now , if I were to stop here , I'd be finished sculpting a limbless sabo tender .
However , for our purposes , I'm gonna keep going by adding a few choice pickle warts across the body and then filling in the mouth with some black clay with our pickles gaping mom blackened out .
I can add in all his little white teeth .
Now , for added authenticity , I'm gonna use my smallest boal stylist to add those tiny little grooves in the top of the teeth .
After all , I can think of nothing more embarrassing than someone looking at my anthropomorphic pickle wearing a bodysuit of rat parts and said , hey , man , something seems wrong about those teeth .
His tongue is just a red blob of clay flattened and then grooved and then jammed into the back of his mouth .
And a couple oversized white balls will function as his eyeballs and a couple of teeny tiny black dots will be the pupils , but without the extent of our pickle is done and we can get started making the horrifying Frankenstein's monster that is his limbs .
I'll start with the legs first so that he's free standing and I can work more comfortably on the rest of his body .
Now to ensure that his legs are equal in proportions , at least to one another .
I'll start by bending two pieces of wire at the same time .
Given the nature of what I'm making , I'm not overly concerned about the actual shape of the body parts .
I just want to make sure that they're equal to one another to help support the legs and make sure that they don't rotate in their pin holes .
I'll brace them with a couple of smaller support wires that can be taped to the main leg and once the armature is in place , I can start adding the clay .
Basic gray is gonna work well for the feet here .
So a couple of wormy noodles will get us started on the right foot .
Then some small balls squeezed onto the front of the feet and blended in will be his toast and that's kind of the feet finished .
There's not a whole lot of detail to them .
They're just long noodles with balls on the ending and a little bit of ice Proble alcohol , a brush over the top will help smooth the fingerprints away and leave some small brush strokes that'll serve as a little bit of that fine rat foot hair texture .
The rest of the legs are where things get really spicy .
They're a mix of bone and meaty furry chunks held together by bits of tendon for the bone sections .
I've mixed the smallest sliver of yellow and gray into my white clay to give a nice barely off white bone color .
And then the muscle and tendon is just a red and white mix to give a muted pink color .
This just gets squished into place trying to keep a mostly anatomically correct layout for how I think a rat leg looks .
It's been a few hot years since I dissected a rat in grade 12 biology .
So you'll have to give me a little leeway in terms of my anatomical precision .
Finally , I've left a few grooves in the muscle so that I can lay the last bits of bone into place before using my ball stylus to texture some striations into all of the muscle .
Rick's right leg is a bit more of a mess and includes a couple of pieces of different materials .
The first part under the knee is a flat piece of what I assume is metal .
And then the second piece is a sort of wooden set of sticks that gets attached to the leg and then stuck into the body .
I thought about making this out of toothpicks instead of clay .
Uh But then I then I didn't , I guess cool story has .
So with the legs finished .
I can start adding the pelvis and spine and ribs and et cetera .
Now , you might notice that there's fur adorning some of the muscle and I considered showing how I did that .
But given that I can't find the footage anywhere , I'm going to have to assume that I never actually hit record .
Just another example of my unwavering professionalism .
So don't forget to subscribe for more great content that I forgot to record a nice long wormy de up the pickle's dorsal section will function as his spine and I'll carve some grooves into it to separate it into vertebrae .
The ribs will be bones of clay , rolled into smaller wormy deli and looped around the body of the pickle until they attach to the spine .
So in summation to make an external bone carpus for a pickle , take varying lengths of wormy deli and then smoosh them into place until it looks vaguely correct .
Of course , to operate this horrifying body .
Our pickle needs a central nervous system in the form of a rat brain .
Now , I am aware that this brain is uncomfortably phallic , but I assure you that this is a pretty faithful rendition of what a rat brain looks like .
So blame nature .
Not me .
After I've given Rick a a temporal lobectomy , I'll add another little wormy dely to connect the rat brain to the pickle brain .
I think that might be the weirdest sentence I've ever said .
However , I'm on to the final stages of this pickle adventure , which will be adding the arms .
So I'll do the exact same thing I did for the legs and add some small braces to the larger wire before adding the clay base over top .
Most of the process is the exact same except for a few bits of stringier bits of tendon connecting the left arm .
And I actually managed to record the fur sculpting process for his right shoulder .
I also added a vein to what I think might be a rat liver functioning as his left pouldron to connect the arms to the spine .
I've added some nice big muscle red lettis Dorsa wings which will get the same ball stylus striation as the other muscly bits .
Then the final stage for the Gurkin Richard will be adding his hands .
The left hand is made out of pink clay is mostly a de gloved hand .
While the right hand retains that lovely fur covering with the darker fur blending into the muscly bony forearm .
I have made it a tiny bit larger to account for the fact that it's covered in fur .
I'm just kidding .
It was entirely unintentional .
I'm just really panic keeping the same scale .
Now knowing how often I drop and bump my sculptures , I thought it would be best to wait until the end to add that tiny screw that holds pickle Rick's hips in place good with the sculpting finished .
I can get started painting in all the little details .
Now because of the colored clay , there isn't really that much I need or want to add .
However , I will paint all the exposed muscle with a red wash to add some shading to the grooves and recesses .
Unfortunately , I was too quick in the removal of my cucumber from the brine and I never developed that lovely pickle green that I was after .
So I am going to repaint the pickle with a darker tastier pickle , appropriate green .
Then all the fur will get a light dry brush of gray to make the ridges pop and I'll go over all the pink muscle and organs with a glossy varnish to encourage a nice healthy shine .
Then I'm gonna stare at the pickle for a while before deciding that yes , pickles are generally shiny as well .
So I'll coat the entire body in a gloss varnish too .
Then the only thing we have to do is add the little ketchup splatters that adorn our Gurkin hero .
And with that pickle Rick is finally finished .
However , this doesn't really feel like enough to me .
So I'm also gonna make Rick's beer bottle birthing pod for the sake of authenticity .
I wanted to make the pot out of a real beer bottle .
But for scale , I would have needed to use something like a big bottle of Schlitz and even I don't hate myself enough to have those on hand .
So instead I'm gonna be using one of these cheap and cheerful N jean bottles that I found conveniently sitting on a shelf at my local pound land .
All I need to do is chop top off using a fancy saw .
Then I can use a smaller saw to cut the rest of it out .
Or rather I can try a saw and fail than attempt to get with the knife before turning to my tried and true wire cutters .
Fortunately , these left me with a pretty gnarly looking broken glass edge .
So once I've done the necessary protective equipment , it's glass smash in time .
Now , while it's not glass , it's still pretty sharp .
And the idea of bleeding out on my studio floor as a result of making a pickle Rick Diorama for the love of internet , strangers doesn't really appeal to me .
So I'm gonna sand all the sharp edges until they pass the thumb safety test .
Of course , while the shape looks good .
Now , I need to give it that patented beer bottle , brown coloring to do that .
I'll turn to the airbrush .
I think you could probably get away with spray painting or even using a paintbrush .
But I wanted to keep a tiny bit of translucence and the airbrush gives me a little bit more control .
I've drilled a couple of holes into the side of the bottle and I'll use this cardboard tube to make some tubes .
I guess these get friction fitted into the holes and then I can paint them with a nice shiny gun metal gray to make the little seat in the back .
I'll chop some popsicle sticks into a couple of lengths to act as the seat and then I'll make some tiny metal pipes on the bottom out of armature wire and heat shrink tubes .
I've used these in a lot of projects in the past and they work wonders for adding a little bit of Laron dimension to tubing without having to faff about with ties and clays .
This will get painted in that same gun metal gray and then glued on to the back side of the bottle .
I'll also paint it with a little bit of brown wash to make it a tiny bit grimier .
Finally , given how often I cut my fingers and hands .
I've always got band aids or plasters in easy reach .
One of the smaller ones will work perfectly as a tiny bit of adornment .
I've also made some random tubes and wires and out of an old computer cable and that will just get glued into one of the metal pipes .
The intestines hung from the top of the bottle are made of wound wire , which I then chop down into roughly equal lengths and I'll cover them top to bottom in red heat shrink tubing , the tubing kind of max as a skin over the wire and retains the shape but makes it a little bit more fleshy .
So that once I apply that brownish red wash over the top , I'm left with a bunch of these gross looking bendable intestines .
I'll feed them in clumps through the holes .
I've drilled through the top of the bottle and then I can bend them into whatever shape I want .
I pointed them downwards now , but in the end I'm gonna decide that they ought to point upwards .
I wanted to make a chunk of sewer floor to set the bottle and a pickle on .
So I'll turn to my old friend xps foam .
I can texture it using a little bit of rolled up aluminum and then a base coat of black Mont po to protect it before applying on a nice gray to give it a bit of a dirtier danker appearance .
I'll literally coat the entire thing in my homemade black wash .
Usually I use wash to make my cracks and bumps stand out a little bit better , uh phrasing , but it also works really well for dulling brighter colors .
I'm always a little apprehensive gluing plastic with hot glue , but the heavier plastic , the bottle should be able to withstand the heat from the glue without deforming .
I also wasn't sure how best to fill in the empty space around the floor , but I didn't want to leave it blank .
So I made a bunch of meaty chunks finally to really sell it as a sewer floor .
I'm gonna dig deep into my tmnt phase and add some radioactively green goo as a child of the nineties , I can't think of the floor of a sewer without picturing green goop .
Of course , I don't want any radioactive goo .
So I'm gonna try and make it look like mold do this in .
I'm gonna lay out some UV resin and then add a little bit of green paint on top by mixing it this way .
Instead of before pouring it in , I should be able to keep it from developing a consistent color which should help make it seem more like moldy growth and less like a spilled bottle of Mountain Dew .
I'll do the exact same thing to the other side and then cure the entire thing under my UV lamp .
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