Sculpting with Clay

Go beyond creating digitally. Expand your skills by making something real.

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Create Your Own Sculpture to Understand Space and Proportions Like Never Before

Real-life sculpting skills will directly boost your digital art workflow.

  • Wwt sculpt materials tools
    Materials and Tools

    Explore material properties and think outside the box by making your own custom tools.

  • Wwt sculpt human anatomy
    Human Anatomy

    Gain a profound understanding of human proportions and muscle anatomy.

  • Wwt sculpt texturing detail
    Texturing and Detail

    From skin pores and scars to fur: take a close look at the creation of realistic textures.

  • Wwt sculpt breathe life into clay
    Breathe Life Into Clay

    Touch, feel, and immerse yourself in the creation of your own beautiful sculpture.

Learn the Right Techniques to Start Sculpting

With no-fluff training, quizzes, and exercises to practice right away.

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    Course: Airbrushing & Painting

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    Exercise: Refining the Thumbnail and Adding Variation

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    Course: Building Robot Concept Art

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    Exercise: 10 Robot Thumbnails

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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.

Stand out From the Crowd of Digital-Only Creators

And sculpt that magical dragon you've always dreamed of.

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