I'm a web developer new to the world of 3D and its software but becoming interested post-discovery of WebGL and the amazing Three.js library. Recently I saw an exhibition of Alexander Calder's wire "drawings" (see image below) and was excited to recreate similar things, but digitally.
What I was looking for, in short, is some software similar to Illustrator or Photoshop which provides drawing tools (eg, a pencil, a brush, etc.) that work within 3D space. Ideally these could then be exported as Collada files or similar.
I found a website called Rompola which is a very basic tool that achieves something very similar to what I wanted but is clearly not feature-rich enough.
So is there such software? Everything I've come across is way more complex than I need and seems geared up for more technical drawings than the freehand things I was hoping to create.
Any thoughts and guidance would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
Hercules and Lion by Alexander Calder