Greetings once again Internet!
While at Origins Game Faire this year I took a sculpting class from Sandra Garrity. I have never attempted to sculpt anything before so I went into the class as a complete novice. The class was about sculpting armor, wings, and scales; since I plan on doing some Heresy-era Salamanders the scales portion of the class was perfect.
So here is my attempt at drake scales:
I was going for an aged and rugged look to the scales and I think the small ridges along the scales help convey that. I will have to work on some smaller versions for the Mk IV shoulder pads I plan on using on the Salamanders.
There are a couple of things I learned from the class:
1) I am not the only one that uses an Xacto knife for everything (including sculpting).
2) The 'clay' tools I bought were way to large for what is needed
Now to practice and practice and practice some more. All in all I am quite pleased with how my first sculpting attempt came out. Thanks for looking!