Are free Blender sculpting tutorials on YouTube only giving you a basic understanding, but they don't teach you all the steps necessary to create stunning, high-quality sculptures?
That's why we created this extensive Blender course, that teaches you all important sculpting workflows using only free tools.
Learn in a step by step sculpting project how to bring a cute 3D creature to life, by sculpting from references, adding color and rendering a turntable animation.
So, pick up your graphics tablet (a mouse will do too, but it's much less fun) and start your sculpting journey.
In the first two chapters, you will make your very first steps into the sculpt mode of Blender. You will learn about all important tools and workflows, and go through simple exercises.
25 videos | ~3:08 hrs running time
Learn different workflows on how to create your base meshes, which are the foundation to start the sculpting process.
8 videos | ~0:50 hrs running time
In this chapter, we use a 2D concept drawing as reference, build a proper base mesh and start sculpting, by adding medium level details.
11 videos | ~1:25 hrs running time
Learn all important workflows about retopologizing your sculptings, by creating a mesh with a good topology, based on the shape of your sculpting. This retopology mesh can then be used to create high-resolution details in the following chapter.
16 videos | ~1:56 hrs running time
Learn how to sculpt high-resolution details, like the details on the head and the fur. You will also discover the cloth tools in Blender's sculpt mode, which we will use to create a backpack.
20 videos | ~3:28 hrs running time
Learn all you need to know about making your sculpting look pretty. We will create a flexible clay shader that you can put on any sculpting. Afterward, we'll color it with the Vertex Colors and procedural shading methods, so it looks as if we painted a statue.
12 videos | ~2:00 hrs running time
Learn all about presenting your sculptures in the best possible way. We will pose the creature, add a flexible light and camera set up and render out still images and a turntable animation.
13 videos | ~2:12 hrs running time
In this Sculpting Brushes, Tools & Settings section, we delve into the details of each sculpting brush, tool, and general sculpting setting. Here, we combine practical knowledge with explanations of each button and slider to provide a helpful resource that can help you when working through the course.
59 videos | ~4:35 hrs running time | Added in October 2023
We spread 13 little sculpting challenges throughout the course, which are little random exercises, to give you a break from the bigger project, and also give you a chance to sharpen your sculpting skills. You will get a prompt, set yourself personal limitations, like sculpting for one hour only, or only use a sphere as sculpting foundation, and then you let your creativity flow.
13 videos | ~1:55 hrs running time | Added in October 2023
Some basic Blender knowledge is recommended to have fun with this course, however, no previous sculpting experience is required, since we start at the very beginning.
You can get our Blender Launch Pad course with a discount at the checkout, to learn the fundamentals.
We highly recommend using a graphics tablet for this course, even a basic one will make your sculpting journey much more enjoyable.
This course can also help you to make the switch from a different sculpting software to Blender.
Here is what you'll get: