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Creature #1

This is the first exercise done in my creature sculpting class at DigiPen (where I teach part time).
During the first part of the semester, students begin with a generic deer, moving onto sculpting a specific breed of stag or bovid, then morphing that into something new.
We call it the 'Fantastic Pass'. It's a ton of fun!

We all start from the same basics. Blocking in shapes and defining some primary forms. We establish workflows and language as well as covering specific techniques.

We all start from the same basics. Blocking in shapes and defining some primary forms. We establish workflows and language as well as covering specific techniques.

Then we pick our breed (Kudu) and, at this stage, we continue to focus on secondary forms, making sure we focus on readability and recognizability.

Then we pick our breed (Kudu) and, at this stage, we continue to focus on secondary forms, making sure we focus on readability and recognizability.

Then we get a full session of 'destroying your darlings'. Pushing and pulling shapes to make something new.

Then we get a full session of 'destroying your darlings'. Pushing and pulling shapes to make something new.

And try again. Then you should push it. Push it, push it some more.

And try again. Then you should push it. Push it, push it some more.

a la la la la long long lee long long long..

a la la la la long long lee long long long..

We wrap up covering the basics of Polypainting.

We wrap up covering the basics of Polypainting.

And finish up with "How to pose something" for presentation with some nifty little tricks. =)

And finish up with "How to pose something" for presentation with some nifty little tricks. =)