Towards the end of last year, I threw myself into learning 3D sculpting. I’ve got some experience of making things in 3D with clay, but I was too apprehensive to try digital sculpting.

After four slightly intense weeks of trawling through more video tutorials than I care to remember, some stuff started to click. But it’s early days. I got led down a couple of rabbit holes and decided it was important to learn how to render hair on things and make stuff glow in Blender too. No doughnuts though.

It’s really useful as it turns out, and I enjoy making things in 3D far more than I expected to. It will take time to figure out how to texture my models, but that’s the next thing I want to learn.

I’ve been learning how to make things in Blender and 3D Coat so far, and I’m really enjoying it. It will be interesting to see how I can use it on projects.

My twin sister Christine is far more experienced in 3D than me, and she has really helped me get a grasp on some more technical things. If you are interested in learning new skills, check out her art and learning website “The Art Squirrel“.

Squirrel 3D sculpt

3D squirrel sculpt by Katherine Garner – sculpted in 3D Coat, rendered in Blender