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From mold to casting, sculpting is beautiful
You’ll love exploring the properties of clay, building a spidery armature and casting your very own sculpture.
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Clay Sculpting F.A.Q.
Why does a digital art website teach clay sculpting?
We live and breathe digital art, but we also strongly believe that to create the best 3D model or game, you need to know how to make something real. By offering easy, step-by-step training for clay sculpting, we make it accessible to digital artist and help them push their skills in the real world.
Doesn’t clay sculpting take forever to learn?
Unlike 3D, clay sculpting is a direct creation process. There is no software between you and your subject - which is why even toddlers can make things out of playdoh. The techniques are intuitive and the initial learning curve is fast.
Can I apply clay sculpting techniques to digital art?
Sculpting follows the universal rules of art, but without the shortcuts provided by a software package. Sculptors need to understand form and proportions, know how to create realistic textures, and have a profound understanding of anatomy. Explore the right techniques in clay to get better at using them in a digital medium.
What will I need to learn sculpting basics?
A basic type of clay and a few select tools are all you need to learn the fundamental techniques. For sculptors who want to get started fast and take it further, we have put together a curated SculptBox, a clay sculpting starter kit with all the tools and materials you will need even for advanced projects.
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