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- Sep 19, 2018
- Gulf Coast, USA
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You better not tell me you’ve modeled that human form from scratch because I’ll be very depressed at how much I’ve learned blender in a year
In my defense it's coming up on TWO years since I first subbed to the classes, so there's no reason to feel bad!
I tried Blender off and on for several years before that but never really learned or retained anything. I'd like binge on some YouTube tutorials, make a thing, and then go another 8 or 9 months before wanting to make another thing and by then I would have forgotten everything so I had to binge the exact same tutorials again (fun bonus if updated versions had been posted since the last time!). Two years ago I decided to get really serious about learning Blender - like in a way where my goal is to make doing this a marketable skill instead of a hobby - and that's when I decided to start paying for the classes.
As for the figure - well, the Blender part is just learning how to use the sculpting tools. Once you know how to use the tools that's all the Blender you need to know. The rest is other stuff. Biggest thing of all no matter what you're making, is getting good references. I found a site that has human reference photos for art, and I got some - you know, to use for the figure's face. For the body, I just took a few selfies...
I also spent a few hours watching and rewatching a YouTube series on human anatomy for artists and that was HUGELY indispensable help.