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Sculpting Models for Illustration in ZBrush
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Released Aug 1, 2012
Cezar Brandao

Guest Tutor

Cezar Brandao
In this ZBrush tutorial we will learn how to create a female sculpt. It is important to learn and know the principal shapes for anatomy. Without this basic shape, a sculpture will never have the strong base to support the detail we add while sculpting and painting our pores and wrinkles. Throughout this tutorial, you will be able to have a more critical eye for how important silhouette is and how important it is to spend some time on the early stages of the sculpting process.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:58
Showing the UI interface
2

Showing the UI interface

 
07:22
Starting to shape our base mesh
3

Starting to shape our base mesh

 
15:23
Shaping the face
4

Shaping the face

 
10:43
Blocking in body anatomy
5

Blocking in body anatomy

 
19:11
Starting to block the face
6

Starting to block the face

 
20:56
Continuing to block the face
7

Continuing to block the face

 
10:39
Finishing blocking the face
8

Finishing blocking the face

 
12:32
Blocking shapes on the hands and body
9

Blocking shapes on the hands and body

 
10:48
Starting to pose the model
10

Starting to pose the model

 
09:54
Posing the hands and fixing the silhouette
11

Posing the hands and fixing the silhouette

 
14:26
Continuing to adjust the silhouette
12

Continuing to adjust the silhouette

 
13:20
Posing the hands
13

Posing the hands

 
22:47
Sculpting the ears and body
14

Sculpting the ears and body

 
04:58
Continuing to sculpt the body, ears, and face
15

Continuing to sculpt the body, ears, and face

 
18:07
Working on her left arm and hand
16

Working on her left arm and hand

 
12:07
Continuing work on her left hand and arm
17

Continuing work on her left hand and arm

 
23:09
Starting to work with her right arm
18

Starting to work with her right arm

 
17:19
Beginning to work with her right hand
19

Beginning to work with her right hand

 
21:54
Breaking the symmetry of the model
20

Breaking the symmetry of the model

 
14:16
Blocking the hair
21

Blocking the hair

 
18:47
Sculpting more on the face
22

Sculpting more on the face

 
12:01
Blocking the eyes
23

Blocking the eyes

 
14:09
Sculpting volume on the body
24

Sculpting volume on the body

 
19:17
Fixing some silhouette issues
25

Fixing some silhouette issues

 
14:22
Shaping hand and nails
26

Shaping hand and nails

 
20:06
Continuing work on the hand and nails
27

Continuing work on the hand and nails

 
17:29
Scaling body parts and blocking feathers
28

Scaling body parts and blocking feathers

 
16:39
Finishing the hair sculpt
29

Finishing the hair sculpt

 
13:15
Sculpting the feathers
30

Sculpting the feathers

 
11:54
UI and brushes for polypainting
31

UI and brushes for polypainting

 
06:01
Applying a base color to the model
32

Applying a base color to the model

 
07:33
Talking about the first color layer
33

Talking about the first color layer

 
18:59
Continuing discussion on the first color
34

Continuing discussion on the first color

 
12:14
Painting fine details on the skin
35

Painting fine details on the skin

 
11:53
Continuing painting skin details
36

Continuing painting skin details

 
10:11
Painting more details on the hand
37

Painting more details on the hand

 
13:08
Adding painted detail to the arm
38

Adding painted detail to the arm

 
15:27
Finishing base skin painting
39

Finishing base skin painting

 
09:49
Looking at the second color layer
40

Looking at the second color layer

 
12:40
Talking about the third and fourth color layer
41

Talking about the third and fourth color layer

 
11:04
Painting on another layer of detail
42

Painting on another layer of detail

 
13:24
Continuing skin tone detailing
43

Continuing skin tone detailing

 
14:45
Finishing up the skin tone texturing
44

Finishing up the skin tone texturing

 
16:53
Applying makeup and hair color
45

Applying makeup and hair color

 
14:34
Painting the feathers
46

Painting the feathers

 
12:59
Painting the eyes
47

Painting the eyes

 
15:48
Painting face and body detail
48

Painting face and body detail

 
07:09
Starting the BPR process
49

Starting the BPR process

 
11:14
Discussing lights and BPR filters
50

Discussing lights and BPR filters

 
12:30
Rendering and exporting the image
51

Rendering and exporting the image

 
02:07
Finalizing the composition in Photoshop
52

Finalizing the composition in Photoshop

 
21:34