Barone Sculpting Academy

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Video Tutorials

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$6.50
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In this tier you will gain access to my 20 hour series about digital sculpting, covering all fundamentals necessary. Additionally there will also be discussed some intermediate to advanced techniques and concepts. The video series is released gradually, with 2 videos (1 hour each) released weekly, over a 2 month period.

Furthermore you will get access to the private Discord channel where you will be able to receive weekly feedback and ask questions through posting in a designated channel.

Currently available tutorials: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Monthly Coaching

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$38.50
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1 time monthly you receive 1.5 hours of private digital sculpting coaching. This includes help with personal projects, general questions in regards to anything sculpting related and also guidance in a professonal context. Additionally you will be able to sent photos 1 time monthly, apart from the lessons, to get intermediate feedback.

Private lessons will take place on a private discord chat, i will be available through voice communication, webcam and additionally my Zbrush workspace will be visible.

Lesson will be coordinated so they fit your schedule, however these can only take place past 5 P.M. CET.

Additionally you will gain access to all 20 hour tutorial series, teaching all the fundamentals. 6 hours available currently, with 2 hours added weekly over a 2 month period. Furthermore you will gain acces to a group Discord channel, where you can share your work, get feedback, ask questions and much more.
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  • 1.5 Hours of online coaching
  • Video Content

Bi-Weekly Coaching

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$63.50
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2 times monthly (bi-weekly), you receive 1.5 hours of private online digital sculpting coaching. This includes help with personal projects, general questions in regards to anything sculpting related and also guidance in a professonal context.

Private lessons will take place on a private discord chat, i will be available through voice communication, webcam and additionally my Zbrush workspace will be visible.

Lesson will be coordinated so they fit your schedule, however these can only take place past 5 P.M. CET.

Additionally you will gain access to all 20 hour tutorial series, teaching all the fundamentals. 6 hours available currently, with 2 hours added weekly over a 2 month period. Furthermore you will gain acces to a group Discord channel, where you can share your work, get feedback, ask questions and much more.
Includes Discord benefits
  • 1.5 Hours of online coaching
  • Video Content

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About Barone Sculpting Academy

Barone Sculpting Academy

Learn everything there is to know about digital sculpting in a miniature context. Anatomy, hard surface, portrait likeness, composition, full-scale, 28-32mm, 75mm, busts, and more. No prior digital sculpting experience is necessary. The only prerequisites are having Zbrush installed, a drawing tablet, and a good enough internet connection for 1 on 1 online voice communication. 

Bring your sculpting skills to the next level, and make your ideas a reality. Learn anything necessary in a production context, digital presentation, professionally approaching publishers, 3D printing, and eventual casting.




How long does it take to learn digital sculpting to this level?


People develop skills at different rates, influenced by a multitude of factors. Frequency of practicing, will to learn, not giving up when it becomes frustrating. For me, it took 3 months before my first work was published at Nordlys Miniatures, specifically the siren "Daphne". Since then I've sculpted for almost 2 years digitally, and I had a few traditional sculpts under my belt, before that. Furthermore, I had a lot of experience in other visual arts. Any prior experience in other visual arts e.g. drawing or painting will give you an advantage as all visual arts rely on observational skills.

Keep in mind i sculpt many hours daily and the time you invest is directly proportional with your progress.



How does it work?

Every patron will have access to a 20 part (around 30 hours of content) sculpting course, which does not require any experience in either sculpting or using 3D software. This video series starts with a ball and ends up with a complex finished 3D model, ready for 3D printing and casting. You will in this series follow my workflow. Additionally we will also cover everything necessary to know about 3D printing your finished model, the business aspects of sculpting and how to become a professional. 2 hours of this series is released weekly with 9 currently available, until we reach the 20 episodes.

There is however also 3 tiers to have access to personal 1 on 1 coaching while you follow the series. This will allow you to get feedback and real-time help with sculpting the model to your liking. 

In the first session, we will discuss your goals and what you'd like to learn and focus on. I will then try to tailor a curriculum with these things in mind. For instance, what applies in a 32 mm context may not make sense when sculpting a bust. Together we will talk about your ambitions and in what timeframe you would like to make these ambitions a reality. 

Lastly I would like to stress, the purpose with this Patreon is not only for others to learn but also for me to learn by teaching. Due to this, I have decided to keep the number of students very limited, so I can focus on the individual student's needs and development.

Contents of the 20 part video course:
Part 1 - Introduction to Digital Sculpting
Part 2 - Facial Anatomy & Zbrush Excercise
Part 3 - Facial Anatomy 2
Part 4 - Last touches on the face and sculpting ears and hair
Part 5 - Sculpting a Body: Proportions
Part 6 - Sculpting a Body: Details
Part 7 - Choosing concept - Basics of sculpting Clothes
Part 8 - Hardsurface Sculpting 1: Introduction - Zmodeler and Sculpting a Boot
Part 9 - Hardsurface Sculpting 2: Armor and Clothes
Part 10 - Hardsurface Sculpting 3: Swords and Simple Ornaments
Part 11 - Presenting your work: Realistic renders with Blender
Part 12 - Posing your model: The Basic Method
Part 13 - Sculpting and Rigging Hands
Part 14 - Composition, Bases & Hair
Part 15 - Facial Expressions, skin texture and bringing the character to life
Part 16 - Sculpting Creatures
Part 17 - (Unrelated to main model) Male face, beard, wrinkles and teeth
Part 18 - Preparing the model for 3D printing and Casting
Part 19 - Everything 3D Printing and legal 101: what you can, and cannot do
Part 20 - How to get your work published, pricing your work and building a portofolio


Kind regards
Thorbjørn Barone


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Earning €1000 Monthly will allow me to make in-depth videos on sculpting for specific scenarios weekly. That could be a certain character or a specific situation, sculpting armor for instance.
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