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Hi @Rainbow Sculptor! Love your work! I came into the hobby not long ago, and I'm curious how you as a sculptor will see a project like this to retail. If not part of Reaper's KS machine, what do you do with a digital (or 3D) sculpt? Do you pitch it to mini manufacturers? Are you a freelancer, or are you "on staff" with a company? I'd be curious to read anything you might share about what it's like being a miniature sculptor! (Sorry I'm an ENFP and just love to learn how things work, I'm not asking so I can try to become one too! )

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38 minutes ago, Joshinminn said:

Hi @Rainbow Sculptor! Love your work! I came into the hobby not long ago, and I'm curious how you as a sculptor will see a project like this to retail. If not part of Reaper's KS machine, what do you do with a digital (or 3D) sculpt? Do you pitch it to mini manufacturers? Are you a freelancer, or are you "on staff" with a company? I'd be curious to read anything you might share about what it's like being a miniature sculptor! (Sorry I'm an ENFP and just love to learn how things work, I'm not asking so I can try to become one too! )

 

Hey! So I work as a Freelancer. Im not on staff anywhere in particular but I do the majority of my work for Reaper. 

For a figure like this, if it were just for a personal client commission or a limited edition type of project I would finish sculpting it then send that file to Trenchworx or some other printing company to have a limited number of prints made or cast (likely in metal).

If it were something I was doing for fun I would shop it around to companies who might be interested in producing it.

Many sculptors have a Patreon or other personal revenue set up for their work, though I don't currently have one personally. 

 

I hope that helps answer your questions :)

 

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1 minute ago, Clearman said:

I would buy both a physical model and a STL version of this in a heartbeat

 

@Rainbow Sculptor You so need to start a Patreon.

 

I'm so glad you guys like her! I have been wanting to start a Patreon this year however my current clients have kept my schedule full and I haven't had the time to develop a good backlog of figures and plan out a release schedule/tier rewards game plan. When/if there is news on that front I will let people know. You can follow me on Facebook @MoonlightMinis which is where I'll be posting any updates. 

Monsters status: sale pending, though I can't say to whom yet ;)

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Today we're getting started on Monster's little arctic fox friend! The beginning steps for animals are pretty much the same as people. I create a ZSphere rig with the proportions I want, pose it, then "Make PolyMesh3D" and start blocking in "anatomy" or in this case fur bulk with the clay builder brush.

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From here I'll be using mostly the orb crack brush to define the facial features and start creating layers/clumps of fur. 

 

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