I’ll have to admit that I have a thing for the sea lately and a lot of my more recent artwork uses the sea as a common theme. So far I’ve sculpted a female warrior on a giant seahorse and I’m currently working on another personal project that is half woman and half octopus (kinda cool ). I have quite a few other ideas floating around in my head but as always time seems to be against me.
If you look at the sea and all that it has to offer one of the most profound gifts it gives to us is the assortment of unique textures. Now I love textures, to me it’s one of the greatest aspects of working in 3D. Coral, sand, shells, fish, the sea is an exotic world full of unique and beautiful designs. This tutorial has been inspired by my latest sculpture and I thought I would share with all of you on how I create some of the unique textures that I use for my sea creatures.
The next series of tutorials will cover in detail on how I sculpt the tentacles on my female octopus. Now keep in mind that the tentacles in this tutorial are my own unique design, they are not a replica of what exist in the ocean. However the design incorporates some of the textures from the sea and in this case I think it really works with this piece.
The image below is a work-in-progress picture of the sculpture that I will use for this tutorial.
Next lesson – Sculpting Tentacles Lesson One