Designing and Modeling Comic Book Characters with ZBrush

A course by Danu Navarro , 3D Artist

3D Artist. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined March 2019

Bring to life comic book-style characters from your imagination by transforming them from 2D to 3D with Zbrush and Keyshot

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (63)
  • 2137 students

Bring to life comic book-style characters from your imagination by transforming them from 2D to 3D with Zbrush and Keyshot

A course by Danu Navarro

According to artist Danu Navarro, the key to creating great 3D characters is knowing how to analyze and interpret 2D designs. In this online course, he teaches you his two favorite tools for unlocking your imagination to get incredible results.

Under his guidance, learn how to design and model comic-style characters. Danu shows you how to sculpt your protagonist step by step in ZBrush before switching to KeyShot to walk you through the two stages he enjoys most: lighting and composition.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 27 downloads

Customize the ZBrush Interface
12 minutes, 54 seconds
The Mesh Base: The Best Ally
16 minutes, 35 seconds
Blocking: First Phase
19 minutes, 29 seconds
Blocking: Second Phase
16 minutes, 52 seconds
The Hair
16 minutes, 24 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (63)
  • 2137 students
  • 19 lessons (4h 32m)
  • 27 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a stylized 3D bust of your favorite character.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Artists and all 3D enthusiasts who want to learn techniques to work more efficiently and add more flair to their characters.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need to have a basic or intermediate knowledge of ZBrush and Adobe Photoshop.


Reviews

2137 Students
63 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Danu Navarro

A course by Danu Navarro

Teacher Plus
3D Artist

After earning a degree in fine arts, Danu Navarro specialized in 3D modeling and began his career working on Colombia's first 3D animated series, Niña aji, from the animation studio Domo Animato. Later, he started a new chapter, entering the world of video games with Cocodrilo Dog. There, he was the team's lead modeler, designing characters and scenery for their Beatboy and BoomFighters projects for mobile devices.

He was also an art director at C2 Game Studio, working on the Project Monolith video game for Nintendo and PlayStation 4. He currently works as a freelance artist, focusing on 3D modeling and character design for different projects, as well as a tutor for the cartoon characters module at Animum Creativity Advanced School.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences and styles
  • U2

    My Work Method

    • Search for References
    • Customize the ZBrush Interface
    • The Mesh Base: The Best Ally
  • U3

    3D Sculpting in ZBrush

    • Blocking: First Phase
    • Blocking: Second Phase
    • Fusion and Geometry Optimization
    • Refinement, Styling and Accessories
    • The Hair
  • U4

    Texturing and Expression

    • Generate UVs
    • Basic Texturing
    • The Expression
    • The Pose
  • U5

    Rendering and Postproduction

    • KeyShot: Basic Notions
    • Materials
    • Lighting and Rendering
    • Postproduction in Photoshop 1
    • Postproduction in Photoshop 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Designing and Modeling Comic Book Characters with ZBrush

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Designing and Modeling Comic Book Characters with ZBrush. 3D, and Animation course by Danu Navarro

Designing and Modeling Comic Book Characters with ZBrush

A course by Danu Navarro
3D Artist. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined March 2019
  • 98% positive reviews (63)
  • 2137 students