3D Creature Design with ZBrush and Photoshop

A course by Rowena Frenzel , Freelance 3D Character Artist

Freelance 3D Character Artist. Leipzig, Germany.
Joined March 2021

Bring highly detailed animal characters to life through digital software using the natural world as your inspiration

  • 98% positive reviews (50)
  • 1763 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Bring highly detailed animal characters to life through digital software using the natural world as your inspiration

A course by Rowena Frenzel

Even when we create fantasy characters, we take inspiration from the natural world. 3D artist Rowena Frenzel uses that inspiration to design captivating imaginary animals with their own stories. She creates three-dimensional creatures for video games and board games and shares them on Instagram with her 30K followers.

In this course, Rowena guides you through the process of creating, coloring, posing, and rendering 3D animals of your own using ZBrush and Photoshop. Get inspired and bring creatures from your imagination to life before your eyes.

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What will you learn in this online course?

28 lessons & 29 downloads

Materials and Softwares
4 minutes, 49 seconds
Finding Assets
9 minutes, 15 seconds
Creature Blockout 1
18 minutes, 29 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (50)
  • 1763 students
  • 28 lessons (6h 36m)
  • 29 additional resources (15 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Bring to life a detailed 3D creature of your choice using ZBrush and Photoshop.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in creating their own characters. It’s also ideal for anyone looking to get started in the field of 3D design.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of ZBrush and Photoshop is required.

You will need a computer, graphics tablet, ZBrush, Photoshop, and other software mentioned by the teacher in this course.


Reviews

1763 Students
50 Reviews
98% Positive ratings
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Rowena Frenzel

A course by Rowena Frenzel

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Freelance 3D Character Artist

Rowena Frenzel is a freelance 3D character artist based in Germany. Her love for art began at a young age when she would draw anime and cartoons in her spare time, but video games were what really sparked her desire to pursue a career in creativity. She went on to study at media design school where she learned the basics of filmmaking, editing, graphic design, and more, before attending a private school to hone her skills in 3D design. After graduating and searching for a job in the field, she began posting her work online, which kick-started her freelance career as a 3D character artist.

She now shares her designs with 30K followers on Instagram and has worked on projects including the Tom and Jerry Movie and board game titles like Lord of the Rings. She’s created characters for Studio Wildcard, FlippedNormals, and more.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Finding the Right Animals and Storytellings
    • Finding References for Your Project 1
    • Finding References for Your Project 2
    • Materials and Softwares
    • Finding Assets
  • U3

    Blockout and Painting Ideas

    • Creature Blockout 1
    • Creature Blockout 2
    • Creature Blockout 3
    • Sketching Ideas
  • U4

    Creature Sculpting

    • Sculpting Rough Shape 1
    • Sculpting Rough Shape 2
    • Sculpting Rough Shape 3
    • Detailing a Cleaner Version of the Model 1
    • Detailing a Cleaner Version of the Model 2
    • Detailing Skins, Alphas and Brushes 1
    • Detailing Skins, Alphas and Brushes 2
    • Automatic Retopo and UV's
  • U5

    Color and Pose

    • Color Theory
    • Material Creating and Color Palette
    • Color Variations 1
    • Color Variations 2
    • Posing the Creature 1
    • Posing the Creature 2
  • U6

    Final Touches

    • Rendering 1
    • Rendering 2
    • Bringing Your Final Rendered Image to the Next Level
  • FP

    Final project

    • 3D Creature Design with ZBrush and Photoshop

What to expect from a Domestika course

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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3D Creature Design with ZBrush and Photoshop. 3D, and Animation course by Rowena Frenzel

3D Creature Design with ZBrush and Photoshop

A course by Rowena Frenzel
Freelance 3D Character Artist. Leipzig, Germany.
Joined March 2021
  • 98% positive reviews (50)
  • 1763 students