Sculpting a character from a cube?

Hello community

I have been working on a character. I have sculpted the head from a base cube and I want to sculpt the bust. How would I go about doing this? Would I sculpt it off of the neck, have a separate cube and connect them later, or something else? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.:wink:


Also if you have any thoughts on the head they would be appreciated.

If you’re using Multires sculpting (it looks like you do), i recommend you to use a base mesh instead of trying to model a full character from a cube.

The reason is that unlike Dyntopo sculpting in which you can add without problem new geometry, in Multires if you try to make a torso, the arms, then more out of the current neck of your head, all you will have is long faces, and even going high in multires level will not provide enough geometry in torso/arm created that way to sculpt details.

I suggest then that you :

  • apply your multires and go sculpting with Dyntopo instead
    or
  • download/create a base mesh and restart your sculpt from it if you want to use multires
    or
  • use another object for your torso , will be painful to try to merge them though, boolean and multires aren’t the best friends in Blender