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Character Facial Sculpting

A 10-week course in which students will learn the anatomy of the head and what makes the portrait tell a story and makes it “alive”

Course Categories
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
10 weeks
Materials:
Zbrush, a graphics tablet with a digital pen — no mice allowed :)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and assignments
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Intermediate sculpting or drawing knowledge. Course Pre-req: Intro to Production Modeling, Zbrush for Concept & Iteration, and Anatomy for Production
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
10 weeks
Materials:
Zbrush, a graphics tablet with a digital pen — no mice allowed :)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and assignments
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Intermediate sculpting or drawing knowledge. Course Pre-req: Intro to Production Modeling, Zbrush for Concept & Iteration, and Anatomy for Production
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
10 weeks
Materials:
Zbrush, a graphics tablet with a digital pen — no mice allowed :)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and assignments
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Intermediate sculpting or drawing knowledge. Course Pre-req: Intro to Production Modeling, Zbrush for Concept & Iteration, and Anatomy for Production
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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Week 1 | Skeleton

Introduction | Going over anatomical references of the skull and neck bones, and explaining the benefits of learning what is “under the hood”

Week 2 | Cartilage, Eyes, and Glands

Further examining anatomical references of cartilage, eyes, glands

Week 3 | Head & Neck Muscles and Fat Compartments

Adding muscles to the scene, and fat tissue

Week 4 | Skin

Building a generic face by laying the skin layer on top of the previously created layers

Week 5 | Portrait

To get a better understanding of portrait sculpting, one portrait won’t cut it, so we will create a new one.

Week 6 | Retopology

Retopology of the bust and projecting back the details onto the new topology mesh. Clean topology will enable more efficient detailing, and later posing and expressions.

Week 7 | Refinements and Detailing

Final touches and tweaks of the portrait

Week 8 | Polypaint

Polypainting the color map

Week 9 | Hair

Sculpting the hair (or fibermesh or xgen)

Week 10 | Expression Sculpting and Pose — The Final Image

For this lesson, retopology will have a big impact, as the head will be much easier to pose. Rendering different passes in Zbrush and bringing them into Photoshop for compositing into a final image.

Character Facial Sculpting
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Bringing out the best in talent

Victor is a Senior Character Artist currently working at Framestore in London. Over the past few years, he was a character artist at Method Studios in Melbourne, Australia. Thereby, he was involved in several movies and TV series like Game of Thrones, Jumanij (1+2), IT 2 and Aquaman, with a focus on digital doubles and creatures.

In my free time I like to study more anatomy through drawing, watercolour and clay sculpture, a part of that I’m doing outdoor adventures.

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Kenny Oprins

By going over the fundamentals of the face and each layer that comes on top of it, this course has helped me get a greater understanding of the work methods, shape language, and observation skills for making faces.

Jose Daniel Lince Marin

Helped gain more confidence when doing a facial sculpt, the knowledge gained from the course decreased the guessing when sculpting and when translating references to 3D

Miria Kutzner

I attended a 3D school before but through this course I learned so much more technical stuff, it really helped that we had such an experienced instructor!

Felix Benjamin Bader

Always available to answer questions thoroughly and in-depth. Seemed to really care about the issues students had. Honest feedback.

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Character Facial Sculpting
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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
Apr 29, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
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$998
COURSE BEGINS
July 12th
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