What exactly do you mean, what sorts of effects are you after?
To be honest I wouldn't be too concerned with tutorials or techniques, as a sculptor you will develope your own techniques, these are things which cannot be taught as no two sculptors sculpt in the exact same way.
My advice would be to practice, be relentless and incredibly stubborn in what you do, if something on a mini bugs you, practice again. I can't leave a piece on a sculpt which annoys me as it will always annoy me.
Heads are a nasty one for example, it took me about 50 attempts to get something even vaguely close to what I wanted and then it only looked good from the front, the eyes were too big, there were no hints of eye lids etc...
I don't necessarily think it's about talent or skills, it's about being stubborn and constantly pushing yourself. I've still got loads of weak areas, but if it weren't for this site and guys like Ed, Phil, Borat Ice and K (just to name a few) I would have made next to no progress. I think Ed is one of the best examples on the site, he's very good with critiscm, even if it's harsh or really poorly phrased, but his work has come on vast amounts just over one year.
Post by mewiththeface on Dec 6, 2010 18:45:51 GMT -5
Hey guys, GOOD NEWS! I'm getting a metal casting kit from an adult leader in my BSA troop (the guy is awesome) and its from an Irish company called Prince August. It comes with premade molds and I don't know everything about it but he will explain it to me when he gives it too me. 54mm models btw. More to come tomorrow as that's when I will see him again.
Post by Troll Forged on Dec 7, 2010 18:43:29 GMT -5
If you are wanting to learn sculpting I know a few books anatomy you could get from amazon books fairly cheap also. Is that what your after? Have fun with the casting but be careful as that is low temp and probably has a lot of lead in it.
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