Traditional Sculpting Vs. Digital Sculpting Posted By Anu

Traditional Sculpting Vs. Digital Sculpting
The only constant thing in life is Change.  Nothing in life remains the same, including you.  Every moment you are in a state of changing, shedding old skin cells, releasing toxins from your systems, and breathing in new fresh air and exhaling the old.  Take a look at nature and you will find it is also in a state of constant change.  A river, for example, is always in a state of flux. You can never step into the same river twice, as the water is never the same; water flows, river levels change, the temperature of the water changes.   Nothing in life is the same.  Everything changes.  The old dies to make way for the new and all we can do is embrace the new and hope it leads us to somewhere better.

The greatest sculptors of our times, like, Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso or Leonardo da Vinci, have created timeless sculptures, which stand even today, as a testament to their talent.  While these great sculptors might have tried to create perfect renditions, it was the imperfections which made their creations masterpieces and made them legends in their art.  Working with the clay beneath your fingers, getting lost in the texture and the feel of the cool damp clay as you manipulate it and transform it into a work of art, is what makes artists passionate about the work they do.  So, what makes artists switch to becoming digital sculptor?  The answer rests in the rule of life, which is that everything changes eventually and embracing the change is what life is all about.

An artist can learn to transfer their talent onto the digital platform, just as they learned to transfer what was in their imaginations into reality.  Learning to use software, like Blender to create life like 3D animations, such as those used in video games and in films, is similar to learning to use traditional sculpting tools.  Of course, the steps to undo a mistake made on the digital platform are as easy as the simple click of a button, versus the artists starting over by removing the imperfection from their clay model.  The final product is the sculpture with imperfections created digitally vs imperfections which occurred naturally, both crafted and brought to life by sculptors.  So, while we may not have any famous digital sculptors today, similar to great artists of the past, the future will most likely reveal who the masters of digital sculpting are.  

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