Blender Sculpting: My First Ear

22 Dec 2017
First Sculpt: Ear
First Sculpt: Ear

This is my very first attempt at sculpting in Blender or any other 3d program for that matter. Scary to say the least. Why? Well, no artists wants to create crap work. Ideally all creators want to make the dopest thing every time. 

My artistic strength has always been line drawing. Traditional pencil and paper. I eventually branched out to Pen, Color, Water color, Sculpting, etc. But I haven't honed many of my artistic skills as of late. My day job is more design than art and my evenings aren't filled with drawing time. But I still manage to draw from time to time. I'm mildly happy to say that I still got it. But I'm definitely out of practice. 

First Sculpt: Ear part2
First Sculpt: Ear part2

So this is using the pen/tablet combo AND sculpting program for the first time. The idea was a little intimidating. But as I got into it I found that that even though I didn't know what I was doing, it was really fun. I followed a Blender Sculpting tutorial on youtube (thanks YanSculpts!) not so much so that I could make an ear or even start small, but more so to understand what the different brushes did, what key commands can I use, and how do I teach myself how to use this program. 

First Sculpt: Ear part3
First Sculpt: Ear part3

Things like being anatomically correct or even cartoon exaggeration wasn't even considered. I just needed to play around, but I also needed some structure. So following the video was really awesome for a complete digital sculpting noob, like me. As I was making this I was completely hyped about how easy it was to make simple basic stuff. I know that if I stick with it, an hour-a-day, I can do some really awesome stuff.

To any noobs out there, jump in, stick with it, and have fun!