Any tips for sculpting the eyelid area and the nose?

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  07 July 2012
Any tips for sculpting the eyelid area and the nose?

Hi Guys,

So I am getting back into zbrush with the latest update and I have a question. How do you guys go about having nice clean sculpts of the eyelid area and the nose? Those two give me the biggest trouble, especially the eyelids. Any recommended brushes/workflows? Curious how you guys approach sculpting those.
 
  07 July 2012
Sometimes looking at traditional methods will help the most.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH5Eri5pGW0

Branch off into other videos from there.
 
  08 August 2012
Hi,
I think what it all comes down to is classical observation skills. Just like with drawing, painting and traditional sculpting understanding what the object ACTUALLY looks like is the most important thing. Of course technique matters but if you dont understand your subject well the best technique wont help.
I highly recommend targeting the areas you feel are weakest about in your sculpts, find a nice person to sit for you and practice modeling it until it looks right.
Another useful thing to do is to work on simplified versions of the subject, like a planar study in which you try to work out the key elements of the area.
Zbrush offers many many great tools that have huge potential but having sculpted with it for about a year and a half now I found the move brush,standard brush and clay brushes the most useful! simple but effective. just move stuff to the right position smoothing and pinching are great too for getting soft and "hard" edges.
You might want to take a look at teh paintings of diego velasquze. He was a master of decribing complex forms with very few strokes (as little as possible, as much as necessary). Check out how loose and effort less his brush strokes seem and how he works with hard, soft and lost edges. Sculptures could be approached in a similar fashion!
 
  08 August 2012
One other thing:
Phillippe Faraut is an amazing sculptor. In this demo he shows very efficient and seemingly easy work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPX_cYkjfgk
Its amazing to see how each of his strokes creates ESSENTIAL parts of the sculpture. Probably not the first time he tried that
 
  08 August 2012
Originally Posted by vincent1: Sometimes looking at traditional methods will help the most.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH5Eri5pGW0

Branch off into other videos from there.


That's just beautiful.
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