A Super Hero Character in Air Dry Clay

Aisha AlBlooshi, also known as Wawee, is an Emirati artist based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1990. Graduated from Zayed University with a Bachelor degree in Visual Art, 2015. 

She goes by the artist name “Wawee”.

Aisha’s artworks are known for their sense of nostalgia, childhood sentiments. The expressive figurines and dolls signify most of her artworks in order to capture a moment or to express some symbols and analogies. She believed that dolls could represent humans and they have the ability to deliver many emotions. Thus, she used them to reveal her observations, self-complexes, and inner thoughts.

(Source from the Artist Wawee herself)

Artist Aisha AlBlooshi, also known as Wawee. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The reference we are using for this project is one of Aisha’s series – Emirati Super Hero characters that she created for a comic convention. What are the features in these characters that stand out?

In this project, you will create your own Super Hero character that expresses your culture and identity.

What does your national costume look like? What are the features of your character? Does it have long ears? Or it may have a square hand?

Or instead, feel free to follow our step-by-step tutorial on how to create Sallooma, our Emirati Super Heroine to carry out the project step-by-step.

This is Sallooma, our Emirati Super Heroine

A little about Sallooma, our Super Heroine: She loves eating burgers and spends most of her time helping kids who have trouble sleeping at night.

Materials you will use from this box:

  • Air Dry Clay
  • Base (to build and hold your figurine)
  • Clay sculpting tools
  • Acrylic paints (Gold, blue, yellow, red, white, black)
  • 2 no. Paint brush (round tip and flat brush)
  • Palette
  • UHU All purpose adhesive (Twist & Glue)
  • Scissors
  • A5 size Gold Sheet
  • Yarn

You will need to bring your own:

  • Table cover (for protection)
  • Paper towel
  • Bowl of water 
  • Aluminium foil
  • Masking tape

Follow Artist Wawee here and get in touch with her to tell her how awesome her work is!

Below is the full tutorial on how to complete this project:


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Published by Farah Nasrawi

A multi-hyphenate designer, an artist, a teacher