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@rintintin welcome to the place! Very nice sculpts, I especially see the top gentleman being quickly modified into carrying a sword or pistol, could easily be a Victorian genius on either side of the Law.

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I bought Zbrush years ago, but due to the unfortunate timing of life, I didn't get to sculpt much. So I've just reinstalled it on my computer. Yay free update to the current version! I'm starting at the very beginning and am ready to figure out this software. What tutorials do you suggest? I like to follow along with tutorials. I want to make a few things for my 3D printer (Ender 3) and then try my hand at miniatures. I'm looking for tutorials that have a focus on miniatures or designing items that you can print at home. 

 

I have a background in fine arts. I don't tend to draw, but I did take drawing and figure drawing in college. I'm accustomed to working on larger-scale sculptures (non-figurative). I like to think that I have a good grasp of composition. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On 8/16/2019 at 7:31 AM, TaleSpinner said:

Gene pointed me at an excellent video series for mini sculpting by Michael Pavlovich. He also has more advanced stuff.  I strongly recommend his channel. Here is a link to the start of his very comprehensive Intro to ZBrush class.

 

Would you suggest this as a place to start or something to look at after I've played around a bit? 

 

 

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Its a good place to start, I would also recommend...

 http://pixologic.com/zclassroom/

It's the official pixologic learning centre. 
 

22 hours ago, Rigel said:

@rintintin I love these! Very Call of Cthulhu suitable. The gentleman looks delightfully like Vincent Price.

It started life as Christopher Lee from the Devil Rides out but I couldn't get the likeness, but I will take the Vincent Price gladly!

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On 10/4/2019 at 5:16 PM, Snowcone said:

 

Would you suggest this as a place to start or something to look at after I've played around a bit? 

 

 

 

Start with the Z-Classroom Intro series the @rintintin linked, then take Michael P's course.

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