3D jewel-like designs inspired by nature

A course by Vinogradova Sasha , Digital artist and art director

Digital artist and art director. Nashville, United States.
Joined November 2021

Create beautiful, nature-inspired 3D jewel-like designs using Zbrush, Cinema 4D and Redshift.

  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 315 students
  • Audio: English

Create beautiful, nature-inspired 3D jewel-like designs using Zbrush, Cinema 4D and Redshift.

A course by Vinogradova Sasha

Dive into the world of digital art with an Emmy-nominated artist and art director, Sasha Vinogradova, as your guide. Through a series of engaging lessons, you'll explore the fascinating intersection of ZBrush, Cinema 4D, and Redshift to create photorealistic artwork from scratch.

In this online course, you'll embark on a journey of self-expression and artistic exploration. Sasha, known for her work on renowned series like HBO's "House of the Dragon" and Netflix's "The Crown," will share her wealth of experience from collaborating with top brands like Lexus, HP, and Sony. Discover Sasha's unique approach of blending contrasting elements, infusing the pretty with the creepy, and the romantic with the dark, as you learn to evoke emotional responses through your 3D artwork.

Throughout the course, you'll gain essential skills in digital artistry. Sasha will guide you through the process of conducting stylistic research, sketching with Photoshop, mastering ZBrush techniques for creating natural elements, and seamlessly integrating your designs into Cinema 4D. You'll also delve into the world of materials, lighting, and rendering using Redshift. By the end, you'll have the tools to craft intricate, jewel-like compositions that will elevate your portfolio to new heights.

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What will you learn in this online course?

11 lessons & 19 downloads

Stylistic Research
8 minutes, 0 seconds
13 minutes, 31 seconds
Introduction to ZBrush
12 minutes, 49 seconds
A Flower Petal
18 minutes, 53 seconds
The Flower
6 minutes, 5 seconds
A Bee
13 minutes, 56 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 315 students
  • 11 lessons (2h 0m)
  • 19 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design a jewel-like 3D floral composition. Imagine delicate flowers and leaves crafted as mesmerizing glass pieces, delicately framed by thin metal wires. Through step-by-step guidance and expert instruction, you'll bring this enchanting project to life, blending your newfound skills in ZBrush, Cinema 4D, and Redshift to create a stunning final artwork.

Who is this online course for?

For designers and 3D artists who have a basic knowledge of 3D modeling and are looking to expand their skill set.

It's perfect for those who have some experience with software like ZBrush, Cinema 4D, and Photoshop and want to integrate these tools into their design workflow. Or if you're a professional seeking to enhance your portfolio or a creative enthusiast eager to learn new techniques, this course will provide you with the necessary tools to take your 3D compositions to the next level.

Requirements and materials

You'll need a computer with ZBrush, Cinema 4D, and Redshift installed, basic knowledge of Cinema 4D and Photoshop, and a tablet (e.g., Wacom) for digital sketching: While not mandatory, using a tablet can enhance your digital sketching experience and provide more precise control over your designs.


315 Students
4 Reviews
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Vinogradova Sasha

A course by Vinogradova Sasha

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Digital artist and art director

Sasha Vinogradova is an Emmy-nominated digital artist and art director with a passion for creating visually captivating and emotionally evocative 3D artwork. With over 15 years of experience in the field, Sasha has worked with renowned companies such as Apple and The Mill, contributing her creative expertise to projects like HBO's "House of the Dragon," Netflix's "The Crown," and the opening titles for "True Detective Season 3." Additionally, she has collaborated with notable clients including Lexus, HP, Sony, Dell, and more.

Sasha's artistic style is characterized by her ability to seamlessly blend contrasting elements, intertwining beauty and darkness, romance and eerie aesthetics. She finds inspiration in nature and the human body, reimagining and restyling these elements with a unique combination of techniques and software.

With an impressive portfolio of notable works, Sasha's artistic achievements extend beyond the realm of commercial projects. She has been recognized with an Emmy nomination for her contribution to "True Detective" and has been featured in prestigious publications such as Juxtapoz and Beautiful and Bizarre magazine. As a speaker for Maxon at NAB conferences and a featured artist for Adobe Max, Sasha continues to inspire and educate aspiring artists, sharing her passion for 3D modeling and digital art.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    First Steps

    • Stylistic Research
    • Sketching
    • Introduction to ZBrush
  • U3

    Creating Individual Elements

    • A Flower Petal
    • The Flower
    • A Bee
  • U4

    The Composition

    • Combining Elements into a Composition
    • Cinema 4D: The Scene Setup
    • Material Setup and Final Render
  • FP

    Final project

    • Create A Jewel-Like Insect with Cinema 4D, ZBrush and Arnold Render

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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 jewel-like designs inspired by nature. 3D, and Animation course by Vinogradova Sasha

3D jewel-like designs inspired by nature

A course by Vinogradova Sasha
Digital artist and art director. Nashville, United States.
Joined November 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 315 students