wow those are some great compliments! Thank you very much!!!
sedicus: You don’t need Z3 to get that look. I’ve actually used that trick a lot with some fish I made awhile back. After you have established the large forms all you need to do is draw a line and blend out one side of it with the smooth brush. This gives you the plate look your talking about. I will say though the new “lazymouse” tool in Z3 makes this a bit easier. But it is still easy to do with version 2.
Hope this helps!
Thanks again for the kind words everyone