I’ve been looking to get back in to doing some personal art projects, and I think I want to tackle some 3D work. I think I have some scultping talent, but haven’t dabbled in years.
My aim is to make come cartoony pop-culture figurines, designed somewhat in the style of the PVC maquettes or bobbleheads that are ever so popular nowadays.
I need to medium to work with, but know almost nothing about modeling materials. There probably isn’t a perfect medium for me, but if there WAS it would have these characteristics:
Either slow air dry or bakeable in a home oven. Non-hardening isn’t an option unless there’s an easy way to make a permanent mold.
Relatively easy to put a smooth, solid finish on.
Can take acrylic craft paint or can be sealed to do so.
The cheaper, the better. Since I’m just starting, this is pretty much priority #1, but cheap ain’t worth it if I genuinely can’t do what I want.