I recently stumbled upon this great piece of free software called Sculptris.
Sculptris allows you to create 3d sculptures with great ease and efficiency.
Here is a quick sculpture I made and it took around 5 minutes to get the basic shapes and layout. It was then just a matter of perfecting the details.
I call this one Alien Dark Lord:
The scene was rendered in yet another free software called Blender.
Exporting the sculpture and importing is a breeze with the “obj” format export option in Sculptris.
Sculptris is made by the same company that makes the powerful but expensive software Zbrush which is used in the entertainment industry for 3d modeling.
I have never used Zbrush but Sculptris meets my needs.