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PostSubject: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:15 am

Hi everyone. I am kind of new to this sculpting thing, but I really enjoy doing it. I have made a few models, but they all turned out bad. Mad I think that the problem is that that I am trying animals that are too difficult. (Water buffalo and such). Does anybody have a suggestion for an easy animal that would be beginner friendly animal? I would love to hear everybody's input. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:17 am

I think You can try tapirs or peccary? What do You think? :)

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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:50 am

Well, I've started with bigger sculptures: I remember my very, very first one which was a gryphon, it was really bad. Later I've got some practice on My Little Pony customs, I've found out which materials are good and which are bad, I've learned how to paint, which paints should I use etc., what I should do and what I shouldn't. If you want to keep good proportions, print some pictures with the size that you want to have and use wires as a skeleton (I hadn't known that for a very long time Laughing ).
I must agree with Anna that tapirs are rather easy to sculpt, maybe also some rodents?
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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:47 pm

try prehistoric mammals


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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:39 pm

I can't help too much. But I think I would start sculpting something based in a regular figure. For example, using the old Schleich hippo female or the new Mojo and almost copying it. So, I would easily see what was wrong comparing with a real thing. Starting with animals without delicate legs, horns, antlers or tails. Or the same project, trying to make a pygmy hippo, studying the differences with a common hippo but using the original figure to help me making what was similar.
If you want to make a little animal and unusual species, I agree with Agata, maybe a rodent, maybe a mountain beaver. I think there is no critical parts, maybe only it is hard to get the fur texture correctly. Very Happy
Well, only wanted to show that I also support your initiative but our talented friends of the forum will give you much better tips for sure. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:19 am

I am still learning, but one thing I do is find (or draw) pictures of that animal at different angles, and print them out at the size I want to sculpt the creature at. This provides a template to work off of.
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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:42 am

Thanks for the help everybody! If I can ever figure out how to post pictures, I will post one of my "creations". Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:13 pm

cattlecollector wrote:
Thanks for the help everybody! If I can ever figure out how to post pictures, I will post one of my "creations". Very Happy

You can upload them on imageshack.us , then you will have direct link to post on forum, the one with [img][/img] :)
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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:41 pm

STORMnl wrote:
try prehistoric mammals


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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:31 am

cattlecollector wrote:
Does anybody have a suggestion for an easy animal that would be beginner friendly animal? I would love to hear everybody's input. Thanks!

Hello everybody. I found this video which can help some of you in making your own animal figures.It lasts a bit long but it is worth it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UoeyZ5G2VQ
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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:46 am

VASILIS wrote:
cattlecollector wrote:
Does anybody have a suggestion for an easy animal that would be beginner friendly animal? I would love to hear everybody's input. Thanks!

Hello everybody. I found this video which can help some of you in making your own animal figures.It lasts a bit long but it is worth it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UoeyZ5G2VQ

I've posted it some time ago on forum :) I think it is very useful!
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PostSubject: Re: Easy animal sculpting suggestions.   Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:06 am

Fisva wrote:
VASILIS wrote:
cattlecollector wrote:
Does anybody have a suggestion for an easy animal that would be beginner friendly animal? I would love to hear everybody's input. Thanks!

Hello everybody. I found this video which can help some of you in making your own animal figures.It lasts a bit long but it is worth it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UoeyZ5G2VQ

I've posted it some time ago on forum :) I think it is very useful!
Yes, I saw that video in your post. It was very helpful, and gave lots of helpful tips. :)
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