taron, thanks for the cool videos(now im aware of the crease tool)! I feel so stupid for some reason i'd always assume the crease tool was just the pinch tool just inverted(its probably because of the icon on the button). I was manually doing my crease using the inflate/draw + pinch - now i can just use the crease tool!
Crease tool = god spent!
Ctrl for smooth would be useful Shift is already taken up.
I dunno if i'll do any videos myself..but who knows having a 10 minute limit does change the way one sculpt, it's definitely a great way to refine ones skill.
Many thanks Taron for your videos, i had great difficulties to sculpt eyes without ending in something that was not satisfying enough for me or without the many reworking of the area ending in way too much faces.
I tested the inverted crease technique you showed in in your video and the result was surprisingly good.
Very fun stuff Taron! Your work's always been an inspiration to me (since I first discovered your site a few years ago). It's funny that you disclaim the anatomy, when from a stylized point of view it still looks cool.
It's fun watching you work - I should try joining Vimeo! The way you swap brushes with the keyboard makes me jealous... but also provides insight; maybe I'll just set up an autohotkey script that uses the numpad, for left-handed tablet users. (:
Ahaha, THANKS you two! I'm still figuring things out and try methods. It's great only to have a few tools and to focus on the best possible workflow.
Here's a little backside redemption for my anatomy, hehe. I took a bit more care and 6 more minutes. I totally forgot about the triceps from the back... I'm not used to using reference, but the back was a great help, even if it wasn't easy finding anything useful but grainy pitcures of Mr. Universe guys, haha. I can't believe that they get them big titles and not one SINGLE decent picture online?!? Strange... but then I'm not much of a surfer either, hehe...
Well, anyway, there you go, a better back, I think.
Found these two on various muscle blogs... seem kinda useful! Bodybuilders scare me, because everything gets all out of proportion depending on what they work; being a lot of different interlocking, overlapping muscles, it's really hard to replicate a back without looking up anatomical drawings alongside... but I think your new one looks pretty decent, considering the proportions of the character. (:
Woops, my reply's gone...seems like you've had some server problems, hm? Anyway, there we go again... vrav, THANK YOU for the great reference sites! I'll have some fun with that...being freaked out by the women for sure... dear lord...so crotesque. (the faces!?!)
Tomas, I put the materials into the Materials thread...
Hey, a nice lesson for all! Digging into detail too quickly is seriously the number one mistake people make in sculpting... or anything for that matter. It's very valuable to block out the main forms entirely and ensure proportion is correct, fixing pieces as one goes along, and you have demonstrated that well here.
I've been critiquing my own recent work and I'm guilty of this as well. Another thing to remember is that it does not hurt to go back and re-sculpt, just like one can always redraw a certain feature in illustration. I find this program to lend itself well towards that end.
That's one of those things that I sometimes forget to emphasize, now that you mention "resculpting". Once you lose all fear in regards to your sculpting, once you gain a certain level of confidence that nothing is ever lost and that you have nothing to lose until you gain that state of security, you feel no hesitation to start from scratch anymore. It's that freedom that makes you grow even faster. One aspect of losing this fear is of course to handle the software well, to have no technical issues with it of any significance. But the most important one is that you enjoy all your failures as much as all your successes! It's marvelous to find the things you saw wrong or incomplete before. Seeing, finding them is part of the confirmation process of you becoming better. Not being afraid of embarressment is the other important thing. As long as you are on your path, there's no need to worry about leaving some laughter behind every now and then. Your path of learning something somehow always goes in a spiral as you have to revisit every direction until you are on top of all of them. So, see at what floor of the spiral the giggling folk is standing and be sure to one day pass them face to face. It's also wise to present yourself exactly where you are at. If you'd like to pretend to already be where you want to be, people will love when they see you drag your ass up the basement 10 flights down. ;D