Digital sculpting is often used for visualization in the scientific and medical communities to great effect. Vladimir Venkov was tasked with digitally recreating several species for the Field Museum in Chicago. Venkov worked with paleontologists who provided skeletal scans, scale impressions and numerous papers on each subject in order to help recreate an accurate look. All of them were sculpted using ZBrush with a combination of VDM brushes, hand sculpting and more!
Check out the ZBrushCentral thread to see some of the finished products!