Female Barbarian Warrior Vol. 1: Sculpting in Zbrush

Instructor Info

Nikolay Naydenov is a Senior Character Artist currently working in Gameloft. Nikolay always had deep interest in art. In his spare time he was either reading a book or scribbling on a notebook ever since he was a child. He has been in the game industry since 2007 and had worked in many projects. The project that he is most proud of is the game titled March of Empires. He loves his job as a character artist especially when he is given freedom to do his own concepting and ideas. His advice for everyone just starting out is to spend lots of time learning software programs, be efficient and fast, and also spend many hours learning the anatomy, studying faces, and muscles underneath the skin. As every profession, to be good at something, you have to practice a lot. He recommends students to always look for improvement and never settle. He believes good things require sacrifice of time and other pleasures and this can turn your passion into a profession.

Course Info

In this course, we will learn how to create a female barbarian warrior character in ZBrush using only the tools that ZBrush itself provides. We will start by remodeling the female basemesh that comes with the program. Then you will learn how to invent and prototype your design, how to develop it from scratch and adjust it easily until we reach the silhouette and forms we like.  We will understand how the Zmodeler brush works by making a simple knife.  We will go through the process of making realistic eyes, make every piece of armor from scratch and detail them. You will learn how to make basic hair from Fibermesh and also make the character weapon. Then we will learn how to make fine skin detail as well as armor detail. Lastly we will go through the process of posing the character to get the most out of it. At the end we will have a professional looking high polygonal character in Zbrush.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand how to sculpt the female body
  • Gain knowledge on how to create detailed armors
  • Learn how to create a 3D concept through 3D sketching
  • Hard surface sculpting an axe and knife using Zmodeler
  • Create long hair with Fibermesh
  • Gain tips and tricks on how high quality characters are created in an AAA company

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • Basic Knowledge of Zbrush

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to know how to sculpt the female body
  • Anyone who wants to get better at character creation

What is included:

  • Video files
  • Project files

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