Jon Snow Polymer Clay Sculpture, Stéphanie Kilgast


In my attempt this year to grow my youtube channel while also evolving and learning to sculpt better, I started to sculpt portraits.
You might remember my failed attempt at Leo, but this time, I tackled Jon Snow from the tv show Game of Thrones, and I’m rather delighted at the outcome.
This is only my second sculpted portrait and I still have lots to learn when it comes to human portraits, but I like how Jon looks. I recon he’s not perfect (although, what is?) but he looks adorable and I just cannot wait for the next season to start!

I might (or not) sculpt other GoT personas. Or just personas I like from various TV shows. I’m still unsure how far this new venture is going to grab me, time will tell!

I recorded the whole sculpting, which took about 10 hours (yes, I probably can better myself in terms of time too! :D) and made a time-lapsed video.

I’m thinking of making a daily video challenge during April (minus the weekends, because I need breaks too), and I want it to be as collaborative as possible, so if you have questions (work related or not), shoot!


Jon Snow Polymer Clay Sculpture, Stéphanie Kilgast Jon Snow Polymer Clay Sculpture, Stéphanie Kilgast Jon Snow Polymer Clay Sculpture, Stéphanie Kilgast

15 thoughts on “Jon Snow

  • March 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Really awesome! I like it even better now that’s finished! Congrats for the sculpture and for the youtube channel! I’ll think about the questions and come back! I have to revisit your youtube videos because I remeber I had some questions back then 🙂

  • March 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    This is great. I love how you made the hair…and I admire your grasp of “volumes”.
    Back in my Ebay days there was a couple of great face sculptors, one who made little Star Trek and Star Wars figurines from scratch and one who made heads for 12″ dolls. It seems there are still lots of collectors for hand sculpted memorabilia…

    • March 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      I admit I have no clue if you can sell fan art and in what measures. As you copy an existing design.

  • March 28, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    This was hypnotizing to watch! Loved to see how the face was made with layers and layers, it such a different way than drawing. You did such a great job with the collarbones etc, I guess you decided to dress him up later on? Totally loved how you did the hair! Such an improvement already since Leo, I am sure you’ll become a pro in no time 🙂 I see surrealistic humans in your near future :)

    • March 28, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      huhu, not sure about that 🙂
      But then again, I avoid thinking too much about my artistic future as it tends to paralyze me 🙂
      So who knows?
      And thank you!

  • March 29, 2016 at 4:27 am

    je ne regarde pas cette série que je ne connais que de nom mais vraiment très impressionnant ta sculpture
    il prend vie sous tes doigts
    bravo +++ vraiment une nelle corde à ton arc bravo

  • March 29, 2016 at 4:32 am

    et Léonardo di Caprio n’était pas un ratage du tout
    tu rigoles!

  • June 23, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I loved watching you sculpt. He turned out great.


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