I'm a former art student at SCAD (Currently working in a music store out in Charleston) and sculpting is something I've wanted to do for awhile but haven't had the time to learn the methods how. I browsed the sculpting forum so far and aside from the two tutorials on top still have some questions that are more beginner oriented:
My first question is, what type of tools are a must-have for sculpture makers, and what type of clay as well?
My second question is, what are some good basic things to start doing models of ?
And also how do you get the clay to blend in when attaching multiple pieces of it together so it looks like one solid as opposed to a really poorly blended mixture of clay shapes?