I’m in the process of exploring the creative capacity that emerges for me when I’m using this tool (Sculptura). I’ve never used anything quite like it, I think, so I’m trying to see what things I can do with it. I’m really not treating it like a sculpting tool necessarily, but more like this thing that lets me
- create interesting spaces and things to look at
- give form to specific notions / threads on my mind
These are some images I made yesterday, when I was in the course of being astounded by what close ups with lighting look like. I really love how I could use these elements as well as color to create a place and to affect its atmosphere.
I like that I could position various things and pieces of things in different locations in space and see how the relationships between them contribute to the sense of Atmosphere.
This app currently forces the addition of new material to a sculpture only at a point of connection to existing material – I can’t just suspend a new sphere somewhere in space. So it’s particularly fun for me to chop up some solid object in key places in order to get a bunch of disconnected components. The disconnected components are positioned in space in a way that gives a feeling that they have something in common, that they emerged from the same original whole. This positioning also affects atmosphere – gives a sense that there’s a medium the components are in – and sometimes this positing creates a sense of motion, or of stillness.
I also played with texture. I was amazed to see how beautiful and rich textured close-ups looked in different lighting and color.
Also: I like the idea of having some topics / categories / tags that are dedicated to explorations of a specific tool, or to a specific aspect or theme of sculpting, such as animals, line tool, atmosphere, etc. I personally would love to see other people’s explorations of atmosphere.
Site feedback / sidenote: I am not sure what constitutes a topic, a post, a reply, a category, etc. and how to post in a way that doesn’t create a zillion topics.