Celebrating my certification in Automotive clay modelling from the College of Creative studies in Detroit, Michigan. 5/8/2018 I pulled it!!! I am also learning 3D sculpting using a program called Alias, at Schoolcraft college. This incorporates my background in AutoCAD Engineering, and my passion for sculpting.
The model is 1:4 size. I worked on it from January to May. I spent 20 plus hours a week until mid April. Then it turned into 8, 10, and 12 hours every day. I did not even go home for dinner with my kids for 3 or 4 weeks. The program is very time intensive. The philosophy behind teaching this seems to be to watch the demonstrations, practice, and find your way. I did have some Mentors, and 11 other students in the class to consult with. Each Sculptor has their own approach. I have a very good eye for scale, drawing, and sculpting what I see. Learning the surfacing was what needs the most time. My next piece will be a model with bigger surfaces. This will allow me to spend more time on continuous tangent surfaces and less time on detail. Live and learn. Art is a lifetime commitment.
I was honored to meet some very talented Sculptors and top executives from General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.Here is some of the process, Enjoy!
After 3 months I have learned that the competition is fierce. I am unsure that I will get a job. I spent 100% of my savings, and am extremely discouraged. I hope things turn around for me. My recommendation to anyone wanting to get into this field: go to Macomb community college. It will cost you 50% of what CCS costs. You will be trained by working sculptors from GM.