Do you have problems sculpting male anatomy, face, hair and beard?

Are you ready to learn how to sculpt a realistic high poly model, Armour, clothes, weapons and everything only in Zbrush, fast and efficient?

Then I welcome you to Nexttut education’s “Male Character Creation in Zbrush” course.


My name is Nikolay and I am a 3D character artist for games for about 10 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 advanced male characters with clothing, accessories and weapons in Zbrush from start to finish.


  • Sculpting the male head
  • Sculpting the male body
  • Refining the head and body with skin detail
  • Making the 3D sketch of the whole model
  • Making clothes, belts, chain armor and armor
  • Making a saber, dagger, spear, mace and battleaxe
  • Polypaint the character
  • Posing the character
  • Making the beard and hair with Fibermesh
  • 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 head of our warrior where I will explain what you should watch for in head modelling.

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

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

Then it will be time to start extracting clothes, belts and other pieces of clothing.

We will also make a brush that will make the placement of all those small metal parts like belt buckles and caps, very easy and fast.

After that, we will start refining all those things that we have made, and the model will start to look pretty good. Then it will be time to do all the weapons of our character, which include the saber, Axe, mace, dagger and a spear, separately, and add them to the scene. Once we are happy with the overall look of our character I will show you how to make a good pose with the transpose master in Zbrush. Then it will be time to take care for the beard and hair, all done in Zbrush’s Fibermesh. Finally, we will make the render passes in Zbrush and combine them in Photoshop, to achieve the best possible look for our model.


  • I have designed this course for intermediate 3d modeling students, who want to model beautiful looking production-ready male 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 want to speed up their workflow in Zbrush and improve their skills in making male anatomy, hair, beard, weapons, clothes and accessories.


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.

Hope to see you on the course soon!


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  • Really good tutorial, this

    The pacing and explanations are really solid. I really like the instructor’s style, and humour:)

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  • Great tutorial

    I am a learner from Taiwan and I learned a lot!

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