Introduction to Sculpting

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to sculpt, Introduction to Sculpting will give you the tools you need to become a great artist. With over 14 hours of high-quality training, you will be introduced to concepts that will transform your art. Learn what appeal is, understand gesture, block out your sculpts, sculpt stylized characters, and much more!

From Simple to Advanced

We’ll start right at the beginning with very simple topics like what tools we use, basic sculpting techniques – to more intermediate and advanced topics like sculpting wrinkles, sculpting pores, gesture and appeal, sculpting hair, mid-frequency and stretching & compression.

Sculpting a Dwarf

In the practical part of this tutorial, we will put our knowledge to the test and sculpt a professional level dwarf starting from a sphere in ZBrush. With 5 hours of real-time sculpting, we’re going through every step from start to finish. By the end of Introduction to Sculpting, you’ll have a firm grasp of how to sculpt anything you desire, using the right tools.

Tools Used

  • ZBrush 2020.

You can follow along with any sculpting tool. The majority of the videos are about fundamental sculpting concepts, and only a few chapters revolve around ZBrush.

Other Sculpting Tools You Can Use:

  • Blender
  • Nomad for Ipad
  • ZBrush Core Mini
  • 3D-Coat
  • Mudbox

Taught by Veteran Sculptor

Your instructor, Henning Sanden – Co-Founder of FlippedNormals, has been sculpting for nearly 15 years. In his professional career, he’s sculpted hero characters for movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman V Superman, Pacific Rim Uprising, and Alien Covenant, to name a few.  He’s also held masterclasses and taught sculpting at some of the top European Art Universities.

Skill Level

Introduction to Sculpting focuses on fundamental skills in sculpting and is perfect for artists who know how to navigate a sculpting tool and are looking to get to grips with how to create great-looking sculpts. Introduction to Sculpting is not suited for artists who are brand new to ZBrush – You can instead find our Introduction to ZBrush here.

Requirements

  • You need to know how to use a 3D sculpting software.
  • You do not need any experience with how to sculpt in 3D, only with how to use the software.
  • This is not an introduction to ZBrush. You can find that here.

Contains

  • 36 HD Videos
  • 11 Pages PDF
  • Scene Files – OBJs and ZTools
  • Custom ZBrush UI & Hotkey
  • Pore Alpha from FlippedNormals Skin Kit

Free Chapter

Chapter List

Part 1 | Sculpting Fundamentals
01 Tools Used
02 Basics Vs Fundamentals
03 Sculpting Techniques
04 Dynamesh Vs Subdivisions
05 Sculpting Workflow
06 Clay Brushes
07 Reference & Observation
08 Blockout
09 Clean Shapes
10 Gesture Appeal 01
11 Gesture Appeal 02
12 Silhouette
13 Mid Frequency
14 Sculpting Wrinkles
15 Sculpting Hair
16 Stylized Dragon Sculpting
17 Stretching Compression
18 Pores High Freq
19 Anatomy Sculptover
20 Orc Sculptover
21 Sculpting Checklist
22 How to Improve Assignments

Part 2 | Sculpting a Dwarf
01 Project Overview
02 Blocking
03 Head Refinement 01
04 Head Refinement 02
05 Facial Features Refinement 01
06 Beard 01
07 Beard 02
08 Refinement
09 Asymmetry
10 Beard 03
11 Beard 04
12 Beard Ornaments
13 Eyebrows
14 Finalizing

More Training

Introduction to ZBrush 2020 is the perfect series for learning ZBrush from scratch. Introduction to ZBrush complements Introduction to Sculpting very well.

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