SculptBox: Introduction to your Clay Sculpting Kit
The SculptBox is a one-stop purchase that gives you the essential tools hand-picked by sculpting professionals. Your Clay Sculpting Beginner Kit!
Unboxing of your Kit
When you first get your kit there is a LOT packed in there.
Tutorial - Sculpting your Monster
Lets walk through the creation of our little monster friend.
Making Of - The Desert Wrangler
A popular bad guy in the mobile game Eat Sheep. This overview is a great watch to pick up on general sculpting techniques when approaching a detailed character. Note some items outside of the SculptBox were used in this bonus making of.
Extra tips and tricks to improve your tools
What is the SculptBox?
The SculptBox is a one-stop purchase that gives you the essential tools hand-picked by sculpting professionals. Order yours today.
Having the Right Tools is Just Half the Battle
But that is not all: to make your start in sculpting is as pain-free as possible, we’ve included access to streaming tailor-made HD training videos showing you how to use the tools in the kit, plus step-by-step guidance for your very first sculpting project (yes, it’s a monster).
So…Who Made The SculptBox?
The crew behind the kit are the humans of CG Cookie, a training site for independent sculptors and digital artists.
Over the years, we have taught 1000s of new artists the right techniques, until we realized: we’re great at teaching people how to sculpt, but what about the rights tools? So far, it’s been on the learner to do the legwork and get their own equipment.
The Trouble With Sculpting
We know the thought process of every new sculptor: Every new sculptor asks themselves: What supplies do I really need? Which brand should I choose? Should I buy them online or at a store?
Add to that the hours spent reading product reviews, multiple trips to the store or shopping online and spending more money on shipping.
By the time you’ve finally stocked up on supplies, the initial excitement can begin to wear off.
Making Sculpting Pain-Free and Affordable
At CG Cookie, we believe that starting to sculpt shouldn’t be this hard. If only there was a magical box with every essential tool in it, plus the best training, right at your fingertip, we thought. So we decided to create it: the ultimate starter sculpting box to end the set-up pain of new sculptors once and for all.
After Years of Tweaking, We’ve Perfected the SculptBox
After 2 years of development, countless discussions with professional sculptors, more than 15 prototypes and redesigns, the Sculpting Box is finally here, paired with the education trusted by sculptors worldwide.
When it came to assembly, we didn’t cut any corners, either. Every single SculptBox is put together by hand, from pouring clay and cutting boards to even making some of the tools. Wrapped up with love by a real human and shipped off from the CG Cookie studio in Geneva, Illinois.
Are you a teacher?
Are you a teacher looking to get SculptBox for your School? Drop us an email to email@example.com with question and how we could help.
Lesson Questions and Answers
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I’ve not yet watched through the entirety of the course, but in other courses (not CGCookie) I’ve seen the the sculptor crumple newspaper around the armature and wrap it in masking tape to fill out the basic shape and not use as much clay. Is this a viable practice with Monster Clay?
Thank you again,
Sure, this is a trusted technique to bulk out an armature, save on clay and reduce the weight of a larger sculpture.
you can also use aluminum foil- it doesn’t even have to be covered in masking tape because it pretty much stays in place when crumbled!
I’m wondering if there’s any issue using the same tools to sculpt with Monster Clay and also to sculpt with Fimo/Sculpey? Will either media leave residue on the tools that will harm the other media?
I ask because I have some tools I’ve used with Fimo, but I like the tools that came with the SculptBox.
I don’t see why there should be a problem. Of course, if you work any type of oil-based clay into your polymer clay, then the curing process may be inhibited in that area because the polymer clay hardens, while oil-based clay melts. That goes for Monster Clay as well as all non-hardening clays like most Chavant clays, Prima/Roma Plastilina etc.
And there is no sculpting tool specifically for one type of clay. You wouldn’t believe what objects a lot of sculptors use for sculpting that were never intended to be sculpting tools in the first place – a lemon zester comes to mind for example 😉
But it’s generally a good idea to clean your tools every once in a while, especially if you go back and forth between mediums.
However, neither Monster Clay nor polymer clay leave chunks of material on your tools, as opposed to a lot of Chavant clays for example, which can be quite sticky sometimes.
So the chance of working chunks of Monster Clay into polymer clay and vice versa is minimal. And the mere residue left on the surface of the tools harms neither medium, at least not to my knowledge.
When in doubt, always wipe off your tools with some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel, that is sure to remove any residue of polymer or oil-based clay from your tools.
Download any course files here.
- PDF - Monster Clay Heating Instructions( 1.1 MB )
- Introduction to the SculptBox: HD Video( 18 MB )
- Unboxing the SculptBox: HD Video( 102.5 MB )
- Creating a Wire Armature for your Monster: HD Video( 70.9 MB )
- Blocking out your Monster: HD Video( 129.4 MB )
- Detailing your Monsters Face: HD Video( 116.4 MB )
- Going Further with the Details: HD Video( 123.4 MB )
- Creating the Wranglers Armature: HD Video( 107.1 MB )
- Exploring Basic Forms: HD Video( 83.7 MB )
- Basic Forms Continued: HD Video( 147 MB )
- Diving into the Wrangler's Details: HD Video( 102.6 MB )
- Building the Box and Final Details: HD Video( 154.7 MB )
- Bonus Lesson - Tool Making: HD Video( 17.4 MB )
- Bonus Lesson: Tool Tip Improving your W21: HD Video( 99.6 MB )
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