This course will show you how to sculpt wood texture that can be used for decorative bases such as planking, weapons, shields, steam punk creations and natural wood like bark, tree branches, etc. It will also cover how to sculpt grass; several different types from short, cropped grass to longer grass. This course includes unlimited access to the eLearning classroom to view each module as well as lifetime access to the classroom forums. It includes one on one advice and critiques from the classroom teacher, veteran miniature sculptor James Van Schaik and support from other students the class.
James Van Schaik has over 20 years experience as a professional miniature sculptor.He has worked as a freelance sculptor, inhouse staff sculptor and on exclusivity contracts for a range of companies including Ral Partha, WizKids, Wyrd, Games Workshop, Pulp City, Battlefront, Gale Force 9, Dust Tactics, Mantic, Reaper, and RAFM.He has also sculpted for toy companies outside of the gaming industry and produced figures for Lord of the Rings, Dr. Who, Marvel, DC, and Harry Potter to name a few.
Although he has primarily worked as a sculptor, James Van Schaik has taught sculpting courses in person for over 7 years.All of the techniques that are used in the sculpting courses have been techniques that are proven to be effective in teaching hobbyists of ANY skill level and ability how to sculpt.He enjoys the learning environment and sharing the secrets of his craft.