Sculpting a Realistic Female Face in ZBrush

Learn how to sculpt a realistic female face in ZBrush in this Premium Tutorial by FlippedNormals. You’ll see the entire process, from start to finish. The goal is to teach you a methodical and well-tested approach to making female realistic faces time and time again.

Learn the Subtle Art of Female Faces

Sculpting a realistic female face is very different from sculpting men, as it all relies on being extremely subtle with all your strokes and moves. Throughout this tutorial series, we’ll be covering just how important subtlty is, and how to achieve it.

Sculpted From a Sphere

In order to truly understand the fundamentals, we are starting off from a sphere instead of a base mesh. This makes it’s a lot more challenging, and you’ll get a better understanding of how to truly sculpt a human head, instead of simply moving proportions of a base mesh around.

Taught by Industry Professionals

Your instructors, Henning Sanden & Morten Jaeger, have worked on some of the biggest movies in the last decade, from Guardians of the Galaxy, Pacific Rim and Pirates of the Caribbean – as character modellers. In this tutorial series, they will share their secrets to sculpting good faces, and providing tons of useful advice along the way too. They are also the founders of FlippedNormals.

Contains

  • Video files in mp4 format
  • ZBrush Project Files – with timeline

Software Used

  • ZBrush 2018

Chapter List

  • 01 – Sculpting The Base
  • 02 – Establishing features
  • 03 – Refining forms
  • 04 – Second pass forms
  • 05 – Adding character
  • 06 – Form cleanup
  • 07 – First pass hair
  • 08 – Shape and details
  • 09 – Expression
  • 10 – Gesture
  • 11 – More hair
  • 12 – Lashes
  • 13 – Bonus Hair

More Training

For more training like this, check out our tutorial Sculpting a Realistic Male Face in ZBrush – which compliments this series really well.

Skill Level

Sculpting a Realistic Female Face in ZBrush is perfect for aritsts with a decent grasp on how ZBrush works. We stick to simple tools and techniques and this tutorial series focuses more on the process of making a realistic face instead of the tools.

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  • Overpriced and not a good tutorial.

    Pretty disappointed by this pack as its literally a timelapse recording with both narrators talking over it, which is fine, but they do not even say which tools are being used or if the model is being subdivided so its literally a guessing game. You do not get the reference images and you cannot see them either so I have no idea what the artist is looking at so I just attempted to copy what he was doing.
    Luckily I’ve used zbrush a few times before and worked out most of what was being done but it was frustrating having to frequently pause the video and check what brush he was using or whether he had subdivded ect..
    Generally speaking the narration is just pointless filler. Do not buy this.

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  • Wonderful package

    I’m fairly new to zBrush, not a total newbie, but trying to improve my sculpting skills both digitally, in clay and wood. After scouring through many tutorials, I find your approach and teaching style excellent, entertaining and inspiring. Nice work!!!

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  • I still haven't got around to looking at it yet 🙂

    I still haven’t got around to looking at it yet 🙂

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  • Very helpful!

    A really useful tutorial :)! They’re very open and honest with how they approach sculpts, their tips, tricks, and workflows. It’s not magic, it’s repetition and putting in the time!

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  • Great Tutorials with insights

    I enjoy FlippedNormals tutorials because they share anecdotal as well as technical information. I also find them easier to understand and follow than other tutorials. Their sound track appears to be edited so that when I listen with headphones there is little distraction.

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