Girl & the Dog Creation in Zbrush

DO YOU HAVE THESE PROBLEMS : Do you have problems modelling female anatomy, face and hair? Do you have issues with hard surface in Zbrush? Are you ready to learn how to make a realistic high poly model, leather, clothes, weapons and everything only in Zbrush, fast and efficient?

Then I welcome you to Nexttut education’s “Girl and the Dog Creation in Zbrush” course.

INSTRUCTOR : My name is Niko and I am a 3D character artist for games for about 11 years now. I have worked for numerous games and currently work for one of the world’s most famous game companies –  Gameloft.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to model good looking female characters with clothing, accessories, guns and knives and even a dog in Zbrush from start to finish.


  • Sculpting the female head
  • Sculpting the female body
  • Sculpting the dog
  • Making the 3D sketch of the whole model
  • Making clothes, belts and boots
  • Making a rifle, shotgun, pistol and knives
  • Poly paint the character
  • Posing the character
  • Refining the head and body with skin detail
  • Making the hair with Fibermesh
  • Making the eyelashes with tubes
  • Rendering the character with passes
  • Composing a final render in Photoshop

We will start by spending 30 minutes to customize our workflow in Zbrush so we could work much faster and efficient. Then we will make the female head where I will explain what you should watch for in a female head modelling.

Then we will make a placeholder hair, and we will make the teeth, and eyes from scratch. After that we will make the female body, again from sphere, following our concept.

We will also sculpt the sitting dog from scratch.

After we are done with that, we will start making 3D sketch of our model, to get the correct placement of all our accessories and clothes. This is a pretty important stage, in the end of which we will have very good idea how our model will look when it’s finished.

Then it will be time to start extracting clothes, belts, boots and bandages.

We will also make the watches, gloves and belt buckles. We will spend time to model the pistol, the shotgun, the rifle and two knives, by utilizing the hard surface modelling techniques inside Zbrush.

After that we will start refining all those things that we have made, and the model will start to look pretty good. Once we are happy with the overall look of our characters we will pose them as they are in the concept, Finaly we will make the Fibermesh hair and make the eyelashes, export render passes from Zbrush, and compose a final beauty render in Photoshop.

IDEAL STUDENTS : I have designed this course for intermediate 3d modeling students, who wants to model beautiful looking production ready female characters for games but they struggle to get it because they don’t find a tutorial which is step by step, no fast forward, no skip and coming from a production artist who is doing this for years. The course is also for artists who wants to speed up their workflow in Zbrush and improve their skill in making female and dog anatomy, hair, clothes and weapons.

NOT IDEAL STUDENTS : This course is not designed for absolute Zbrush beginners, so I expect you to have some sort of Zbrush experience. But intermediate Zbrush users, and even professionals could learn a lot from the techniques and workflow I show in this course.

ENROLL NOW : So if you want to model production ready female characters, enroll now, and take your skills to the next level. Don’t forget that investing in yourself will pay for the rest of your life. So see you in the next video of the course!


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  • As a female artist it is painful to go through this sexist tutorial

    I am really trying to not pay attention to the remarks on this tutorial…. I payed for it and I am really trying to go through it and learn from it, but the constant comments about “what is a cute girl…. that female 3d models have to be sexy, etc” are very tiresome. It is hard enough to find content out there that is not a half-naked female… Can we leave these type of comments out of instructional videos? I’m only at the facial portion of the tutorial, and I’m afraid to get to the body portion. I am trying to learn sculpting in zBrush here. I don’t need a dude telling me what is beautiful and cute in “girls” and that “nobody looks for an ordinary girl that is not sexy…”. Very disappointing.

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  • Great tutorial, heaps of variation

    Highly recommend for anyone looking for something more than a beginners tutorial, there is tonnes of details and different stuff to learn, personally i mainly wanted help with female faces and using Zmodeller to make guns, and i feel like ive definatly improved. Cheers niko!

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