[Archive] Sculpting beards(1)

bas_2312:

This is how I do it:

First add a blob of Greenstuff where you want the beard to be.
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Then use your sculpting tool (or whatever you use) to make the shape of the beard.
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Now the fun starts, use your sculpting tool to make a cut in the greenstuff in the middle of the beard.
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Then add more cuts where you want the different strands of the beard to be
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Now it’s time to add detail. Make little cuts in the greenstuff, pushing it away from the cuts you made before.
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And the same on the other side.
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The beard now has a weird triangular shape, so make another set of cuts in the middle of the strand.
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After you did the same on the rest of the beard, use your sculpting tool to redo the cuts that seperate the different strands.
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The last thing you need to do is tidy up the bottom side of the beard, so use your sculpting tool to push the strand up until it looks the way you like.
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And voila, one finished beard!
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The next thing would be to add the sideburnthingies, eyebrows, a new nose, a moustache and a mouth.

Bolg:

Cool step by step photo series I might just try this once just cos it looks so cool.

Shakhorth:

This looks very nice, will try this out!

Nazhur:

Very nice. I like it, sipmle. Will also try it out

Akhakk:

I’ll have to try this technique. Your results look very nice. My beards tend to end up flatter than I like (apparently my Chaos Dwarfs don’t use enough volumizer. :slight_smile: )

AGPO:

Akhakk - You can get a 'rounder look by rollng seperate ‘sausages’ (technical term :wink: ) of Greenstuff for each dreadlock.

Marduk:

I’ve found this useful thread about sculpting beards but I’m not sure how to work around the mouth if I want the model’s mouth to be visible. Does anyone have any tips for this?

Thanks.

Lava Lord:

:hat off this is one very helpful tuturial. I will, hopefully, be trying it.

My mother-in-law has gotten very ill and willing the wife and I are wholely committed. That has taken first priority. But I’ll be around.

bigdark:

I've found this useful thread about sculpting beards but I'm not sure how to work around the mouth if I want the model's mouth to be visible. Does anyone have any tips for this?
Thanks.

Marduk
I think you could use the same technique and just shift the wad of greenstuff down to the chin and down from the nose/upper-lip.

And then add a moustache.  

Like this -

Marduk:

Thanks bigdark. One slave for the advice, one slave for the funny photo.

Xander:

Great tutorial. :slight_smile:

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bigdark:

Thanks bigdark. One slave for the advice, one slave for the funny photo.

Marduk
I have honored your tribute of slaves with a signature - because that notification cracked me up.

I will now un-hijack this thread and say -

Great tutorial, laying down that much greenstuff at once makes me nervous, I prefer to do it in smaller coils/units so that if I screw something up, I don't have to undo a large wad of GS.

bas_2312:

Beards like this are hard to screw up.

And I find it’s easier to just sculpt a moustache and lip on top of the beard, instead of trying to make it fit an existing mouth. But ofcourse you can do it anyway you like :slight_smile:

Da Crusha:

I've found this useful thread about sculpting beards but I'm not sure how to work around the mouth if I want the model's mouth to be visible. Does anyone have any tips for this?
Thanks.

Marduk
I have sculpted a couple of beards on my gnome blood bowl team. the beards are of a flowing hair style rather than chaos dwarf style. my best advice is just to make sure the transition between the beard and the flesh is smooth and gradual or attach the greenstuff to existing beard.

Here are some pics.

Greens
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/My%20Bloodbowl%20minis/IMG_1031.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/My%20Bloodbowl%20minis/IMG_1030.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/My%20Bloodbowl%20minis/IMG_1029.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/My%20Bloodbowl%20minis/IMG_1027.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/My%20Bloodbowl%20minis/IMG_1028.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/My%20Bloodbowl%20minis/IMG_1026.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/My%20Bloodbowl%20minis/IMG_1025.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/My%20Bloodbowl%20minis/IMG_1024.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/My%20Bloodbowl%20minis/IMG_1023.jpg

painted
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/IMG_1575.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/IMG_1574.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/edogtothemoon/IMG_1573.jpg

Sticklander:

As someone who has had little experience of modelling and sculpting with greens tuff, this tutorial was very useful! Thanks! :cheers