3D Sculpting Workshop - ANIMAL IN REPOSE



June 20, 2008 - July 20, 2008[/b]
[/indent] Welcome to the Anatomy Forum’s 3D sculpting workshop!

                  This workshop is open to [color=Orange]any 3D scultping medium and style. Some informal moderation will be provided by AnandPG. However, the purpose of the workshop is for every participant to interact with and informally critique other artists’ work.[/color]
         [font=Arial][font=Arial Black][size=2][font=Verdana][size=3][color=Orange]         The goal of the workshop is to complete a finished piece[font=Verdana] [/font][/size][/font][/color][/size][/font][/font][font=Arial][font=Arial Black][size=2][font=Arial][size=3][color=Orange][font=Verdana]within a month![/font][/size][/font][/color][/size][/font][/font][font=Arial][font=Arial Black][size=2][font=Arial][size=3][color=Orange][font=Verdana] You can either copy a photograph/painting/sculpture or do an original. [/font][/size][/font][/color][/size][/font][/font]
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         [b][[b]Reference Resources for 3D Sculpting Workshop - ANIMAL IN REPOSE[/b]](http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=643678)

Please post your references both here to the Workshop thread and to the Reference thread above!
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[/indent][/indent][u]GUIDELINES:[font=Arial][font=Arial Black][size=2][font=Arial][size=3][color=Orange]

                  [/size][/font][/color][/size][/font][/font][/u]1. [color=DarkOrange]Sculpt an animal/creature according to the theme of the workshop - ANIMAL IN REPOSE! It doesn't have to be actually sleeping: it can be just taking rest, contemplating the sun, sharing a playful moment with the kiddies or just standing there chewing the cud! [/color]You can choose any photograph/painting/sculpture for reference. You may use downloaded images, but please check and abide by individual sites' agreements regarding copyright, credits etc.
          2. You can use a ready made/downloaded base mesh but the sculpting work has to be done entirely during this workshop - no previously started sculpts will be allowed! Should you use another artist's base mesh, please give credit.
        3. If you need base-mesh for a particular animal that you are not able to find or model by yourself, you may post a request on this thread, and it will be attended to on a first-come-first-served basis. ;)
        4. You may create a part or a whole sculpt. The idea is to give it your best and 
                  try to create as accomplished a piece as possible. Consider the time restraints - you have [color=Orange]only 1 month!
        5. You may use any style and interpretation you want - as long as it does adhere to the theme of the workshop and is tasteful, respectful and for the purpose of study of animal anatomy.
        6. You may use any 3D sculpting software you have access to :)
      [/color]7. The moderators will be offering occasional comments but the main focus of the workshop is for the artists to [color=Orange]critique each other's efforts So post your WIPs and b[/color]e courteous and polite while answering to other people's posts.
      8. Please, limit the size of your images to [color=Orange]800px in[/color][color=Orange] width[color=#fffffe].
                  9. You are welcome to post your work in your personal anatomy sketchbook as well as this thread.
     [/color][/color][b]WELCOME, EVERYBODY!! HAPPY SCULPTING![/b]


I’ll get cracking on finding a good reference this instant!

Release the hounds!!!


Sounds like a great theme, and should be a great workshop…count me in.
THANKS Anand/Rebecca.
A really good book that I bought recently, and will come in handy for this workshop is…HOW TO DRAW ANIMALS by JACK HAMM…Very inexpensive, got mine on the internet…Just thought I would mention it, in case anybody was interested…:slight_smile:


Thanks so much Anand for agreeing to run this Workshop. I can’t wait to see what people will produce under your guidance. :slight_smile:

    As always, WIP (Work in Progress) images are encouraged, as well as explanation of techniques used by individual participants. However, please do not post excessive WIP images - show only your best stages, and only a few stages per model. Good luck to everyone!
   [b][[b]Reference Resources for 3D Sculpting Workshop - ANIMAL IN REPOSE[/b]](http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=643678)

Please post your references both here to the Workshop thread and to the Reference thread above!You can see examples of work done for previous 3D Workshops from the Anatomy Forum here:

 [[b]SPOTLIGHT: BEST of 3d Sculpting Workshop - MOTION[/b]](http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=198&t=594531)
 [[b]SPOTLIGHT: BEST of 3d Sculpting Workshop - Old Age[/b]](http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=198&t=546088)

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I know Anand is going to be mortified, but I thought I should mention that his models are now available on Gnomonology. :slight_smile: Click here or the image for the link:

Sorry for the interruption, but I’m happy for Anand! :slight_smile:


WOW! Sculpting workshop… AnandPG, you always give us surprises! :bounce:
If i don’t take part in this sculpting workshop then i will never be able to forgive myself…

i am in… :wavey:


WOOWW GREAT :bounce: … I`ll join very soon :applause: Thanks :beer:


too good! will get a crack at it :applause:


Hey gilgamesh! thanks and welcome!!:smiley:

Hey Glenn!! Its great to have you!!:bounce: ..I have that Jack Hamm book.. its a good one!:thumbsup:

Hey Rebecca!! Thanks for the links!:thumbsup:
Forgive yourself?? HAHAHA!! buddy, you've got more than that to worry about!!.. because if you don't start posting pretty soon, you're gonna hear from me!!:twisted: .. hehe! :D

Hey Iman!! Welcome!!

Hey Kiran!!.. welcome, man!!


I want to make a “Three-toed” :bounce: :bounce:



ooh!! A 3toed sloth!! cool!! :smiley:


Note: I am not providing official reference images for this workshop, but will post links whenever I find good reference… Also, I request participants(and even non-participants) to post links to anything useful they find. :slight_smile:

Happy Sculpting!!


Lion pics link

p.s ; …i am in by the way…:bounce:


Hey Dimitris!! Welcome!! Man, I am so excited that you are joining!!:bounce:
Thanks for the link!


gr8 workshop i like it no i love it. i m in.:buttrock::bounce::applause:

And here are some link for animal reference from san diego zoo and from some other sites



This sounds really great! I just love sculpting animals, but I rarely get to put time aside to accomodate it.

I’ll see if I can squeeze some out of my current schedule for this, even if it means putting some other personal projects on hold. They would not be the first. lol



I wanted to work on animal anatomy, PG can read peoples mind! Will put my best efforts for this workshop.


Got a few questions for you. Please excuse me if they have been answered in another way, but this would be my first workshop participation here and I’d like to get it right.

Is there a certain workflow we should adhere to, ie “model, rig/pose, sculpt & detail” or “model, sculpt, rig/pose & detail” or what ever?

Can we do animals that are extinct and/or supposedly not real, ie a Sabretooth or a Pegasus as long as they have “real” anatomy and are displayed in some sort of repose?


PS: You’ve got my mind busy with this already, which is a good sign I’ll temporarily abandon another project for the time being. lol


Great!!! Thanks for making this Workshop everybody! Since the Hands Workshop I have been already sitting in my small chamber and exploring animal anatomy. I currently live in Oxford, UK and there is this absolutely astonishing Natural History Museum:
It is verys inspiring and has tons of skeletons from Elephants to polar bears.
Anyway, my two daughters are absolutely horse crazy, so I spend quite some time now near horses. So I started sketching some and began modelling and sculpting a horse. So I dont know if it is against etiquette to post something here that I started earlier, but I thought it cant hurt, so here it is:
Modelling in Maya
Sculpting in ZBrush
Rendering in Renderman for Maya
It is not finished yet, I just started rigging it, so I can pose and animate it.
C&C welcome! Thanks :arteest:


I’m in :slight_smile:

My reference pose :


and my cage model (I started it some time ago)


Great workshop, I don’t know If I have time, but I’m in!!:thumbsup: