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How to Create a Designer Toy - Part 1 of 2

Sandra Bowers, Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

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7 Videos (1h 25m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies and Class Project

    • Sketching and Composition

    • The Head

    • The Body

    • Painting the Artwork

    • Finishing Touches


About This Class


Hello! In this class I will show yo the whole process of creating a designer toy sculpture. I will show you how I sketch my character and what I have in mind when I´m designing a character that will me molded and casted to create reproductions. And I will also show you the whole process of sculpting the head, the body and the accessories. And, finally, I´ll show you how I paint it. By the end of the class, you´ll know everything you need to know to create your own designer toy. If you´re interested in making reproductions of your toy, in Part 2 of this class I will show you how to create the mold and cast your toys using resin. So join me, and let´s start making designer toys!

If you want to see some of the toys I´ve created (and even buy one) you can follow me on Instagram @sandrabowersart or visit my website

14 of 14 students recommendSee All

i really enjoyed this class! it was exactly what i was looking for as I'm thinking of christmas gifts to make this year! I'm about to order some super sculpey now!
Hopping Mad V

illustrator addicted to bunnies!

Great class, Sandra. I learned a lot, thanks.
This is a fun and informative class that clearly demonstrates step by step how to design, create and paint a custom toy figure using polymer clay. The techniques taught could also apply to other types of clay. I recommend this class to anyone that would like to make their own unique characters.





Sandra Bowers

Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

I'm Sandra Bowers, I'm a Freelance Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer based in BC, Canada. I'm originally from the beautiful Medellin, Colombia, where it's springtime all year round!

I have very big eyes and I love animals, specially dogs. Most of my inspiration comes from nature and animals, so I'm lucky to live in a place where I can sit in the garden and watch many free animals come close enough to admire (coyotes, raccoons, bunnies and many many birds!).

I love mixin...

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