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This forum has been a way to provide a public exchange of questions and answers for polymer clay sculptors. But, as I said in my final post, there comes a time when all things must end. That doesn't mean the forum used as an archive has nothing to offer. Indeed it is still loaded with questions and answers that remain relevant and which are searchable! For that reason, I'm keeping it available, though no new posts can be added. If after searching the forum your question isn't addressed, Join me on Facebook.com to ask it. As always, you'll find me there as Katherine Dewey. Hope to see you there. --  Katherine

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A Different Kind of Sculpting

These images are three dimensional sculptures created in ZBrush, a powerful, digital painting and sculpting program. I've been at it about 5 months and it is my newest obsession.
My first ZSculpt, a woman's face. Ears and hair, at the time, defeated me:



A Bas Relief artist's trading card done in response to a sculpting challenge:



ZBrush has amazing symmetry tools, and this cup demonstrates Radial Symmetry. The knotwork design illustrates another technique--Alphas, a texture method using B & W or Grayscale patterns produced in a paint program:


Ears, hair and embedded eyeballs were the goals of this head sculpt:



Exploring proportion and using asymmetry to achieve expression:



The first in a series of Body Part Studies:



And the second:



With hands, feet, embedded eyes and hair accomplished, I've begun a full figure:



Enjoy,
Katherine