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.
In two easy to follow projects, you learn step by step how to bring 3D creatures to life, by sculpting from references, adding color and rendering a turntable from each creature.
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. We will pose the create and color it with the Sculpt Vertex Colors and procedural shading methods. In the end, we will light it and render out still images and a turntable animation of the creature.
24 videos | ~4:11 hrs running time
Learn a creative sculpting workflow where we start with a simple sphere and then step by step build the base sculpting of the creature out of it. We will also learn how to use anatomy references to make the different body parts look more realistic.
16 videos | ~2:10 hrs running time | Added in December 2021
Learn how to add fine details to the creature using various techniques. We will use the default sculpting tools, masking techniques but also brush textures to add high resolution details like scales and skin. Additionally, you will learn how to create your own custom brush textures from 3D data and 2D photos.
11 videos | ~1:26 hrs running time | Added in March 2022
Learn how to texture the creature from scratch. We will UV unwrap the model, bake different texture maps, texture paint the base color and add fine details to the skin in the shader editor. Additionally, we will create semi-realistic eyes for the creature.
21 videos | ~3:28 hrs running time | Added in May 2022
Currently, we are finishing up Part 3 of the course. After that, we will work on Part 4, which will give a detailed explanation of all the sculpting settings, tools and brushes.
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: