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corn snake 3d art


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.. no not on the computer :santa:

i am an art student, and for the years and years i have been involved in art i have always done 2d work. this coming semester i decided to chance my luck at doing some clay work, maybe even wood carving if i feel like getting dangerous :sidestep:

just curious if there are any artists out there with some tips or advice. keep in mind that my only experience in 3d modeling was when i was in diapers-- with some play-dough. :shrugs:
I've always heard that when sculpting, the artist usually just cuts everything away that doesn't look like the subject of the sculpture. Other than that, all I can say is practice makes perfect. You already have the artist's eye. All you need to do is apply it!
the first thing that came to mind

Classic Far Side.

This was the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title.


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I'm trying to think what my sculpture teacher says.
I'm in 9th grade, and have been taking a great sculpture course all year. I'd say just what Susan said, but the main thing my teacher always says is own every mark. You can get a tool and use it, but make sure that the mark it makes you wanted to put there.

I haven't done any snake sculptures, so I don't know what to say on that front. Anyway, have fun sculpting.
I think it also depends on your medium. Are you talking about sculpting with clay, or wood/stone? Maleable medium means adding to, solid medium means taking away. I have done wood carving (with the local carousel society) and liked it ok. I prefer working with clay so that I can adjust if I make a mistake or just change my mind. It's much more tolerant of replacing what you've removed. With wood or stone, once you make a cut, it stays gone. Good luck and share your work with us.