Monday, 22 May 2017

Clay Sculpting Work Shop - Jotaro Kujo (from JoJo's Bizzare Adventure)

This term we took part in a clay sculpting work shop that was lead by Alan, I was unsure what to think about this as I had no prior experience when it came to this kind of art, but I was hoping that due to my interest in Mudbox and Zbrush that some of what I learned/enjoyed would carry over.

Over the next four weeks I would attempt to sculpt the head of Jotaro Kujo, protagonist of Hirohiko Araki's 80s cult classic manga, "JoJo's Bizzare Adventure: Stardust Crusaders"

The reason I chose this character was due to Araki's famous style at the time, which features very broad characters, with sharp and square features. I thought that it would be interesting how well I could convey this look in 3D physically while keeping it looking as real as possible, also part of this characters design that makes him so iconic is his hair, which blends into his hat making it look like they are connected, I was keen to see how well I could capture this.

Overall I was very happy with how this workshop went, I learnt a lot and I hope to make more in the future. I also feel like the lessons Alan taught me will really carry over into my future designs in Mudbox and Zbrush.


For reference I used the character sheet from the 2014 animated adaption of the Manga.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4 (Final)


  1. Hi Brad - Glad to see you uploading your sculpting work. Although it would be good to hear you thoughts on it. Don't forget that your blog is not just a scrap book, write about your work too so we can understand your thoughts. Well done though.

    1. Hey Alan, yeah I was really happy with how this came out and enjoyed the work shop, so I think you're right I'll update the post with my summary of thoughts, thank you.

    2. Forgot to mention, this is updated now! :)