Dark Fantasy Character Design in ZBrush

A course by Santiago Betancur , Concept Artist

Concept Artist. Manizales, Colombia.
Joined January 2020

Learn to bring industry-quality fantasy characters to life in 3D, from the first sketch to the final image

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% positive reviews (30)
  • 1380 students

Learn to bring industry-quality fantasy characters to life in 3D, from the first sketch to the final image

A course by Santiago Betancur

Want to learn to make scriptwriters' ideas a reality? In this online course, concept artist Santiago Betancur teaches you to design and sculpt all manner of creatures, taking into account their physical characteristics as well as their backstory.

For Santiago, ZBrush completely changed his artistic vision and made his creative process much more agile, quickly becoming his tool of choice. Throughout the course, he guides you step by step in the creation of fantastical characters in ZBrush while teaching one of the most important lessons of all: that simple and well-done is what makes the biggest impact.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 25 downloads

Drawing 1
20 minutes, 8 seconds
Drawing 2
18 minutes, 58 seconds
Sketching: complete process
35 minutes, 13 seconds
Blocking: character base
20 minutes, 30 seconds
Blocking: props and clothing
21 minutes, 20 seconds
Refine the character
20 minutes, 1 second
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% positive reviews (30)
  • 1380 students
  • 24 lessons (8h 14m)
  • 25 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design and sculpt a professional-grade character from scratch.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone wanting to experiment with new ways of streamlining 3D creative processes for high-quality results.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of ZBrush and Photoshop is recommended to get the most out of this course.


Reviews

1380 Students
30 Reviews
93% Positive ratings
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Santiago Betancur

A course by Santiago Betancur

Teacher Plus
Concept Artist

Santiago Betancur is a concept artist from Colombia, specialized in character design, who's worked in the entertainment industry developing projects such as video games, short films, ad campaigns, and collectables. He is passionate about digital art and likes to express his ideas and tell stories through images.

Throughout his more-than-seven-year career, he's collaborated with Aaron Sims Creative, Striking Distance, and Project Triforce, and several of his projects have been published in magazines like 3D Artist Magazine[i] and [i]Renderout.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Brief and sketching

    • Brief
    • Collection of references
    • Drawing 1
    • Drawing 2
    • Drawing 3
    • Sketching: complete process
  • U3

    Character building

    • Blocking: character base
    • Blocking: props and clothing
    • Blocking: weapons
  • U4

    Refinement

    • Refine the character
    • Refine the character: complete process 1
    • Refine the character: complete process 2
    • Refine props
    • Refine props: complete process
    • Color and textures
  • U5

    Render and postproduction

    • Optimization 1
    • Optimization 2
    • Render 1
    • Render 2
    • Render 3
    • Latest details
    • Last details: complete process
  • FP

    Final project

    • Dark Fantasy Character Design in ZBrush

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Dark Fantasy Character Design in ZBrush. 3D, and Animation course by Santiago Betancur

Dark Fantasy Character Design in ZBrush

A course by Santiago Betancur
Concept Artist. Manizales, Colombia.
Joined January 2020
  • 93% positive reviews (30)
  • 1380 students