Can’t think of any One True Tutorial: I’ve been randomly sifting through many tuts and time-lapses both on sculpting and painting, finding an occasional tip that appeals to me the most.
All the while just trying to sculpt.
Thing with mesh bending in the wrong ways is a problem of muscle memory, I think, when your brain sort of knows what needs to be done but hands have other ideas. It’s that one thing that no tutorial can give. But all of them talk about how to get it… practice =D Unoriginal, I know, but so true. Practice, reference, focused studies. It gets frustrating to hear these “obvious” tips that everyone’s giving again and again and hard to truly appreciate… until you start to see their impact on your progress.
I heard someone say “You have to believe in the process”.
You stare at a sphere and it’s just not anywhere near that awesome space marine you envisioned. Start sculpting and now it’s a creepy ball of digital clay with tentacles. In your eyes it might look that way for a good while. Keep applying knowledge, try different approaches, invent new ones, consult personal taste and things will shape up. Eventually. The important thing is not to get discouraged and everything else will come with studies AND time. And improved motor skills.
Well, that’s the biggest lesson I’ve got from my experience this year for what it’s worth.
(Saying this even though lately I’m feeling like “Whaaa, I’ll never get good at this, send help T__T”. Because a person can be reasonable only to a certain level ='D )