Digital Sculpture of Fantastic Creatures with ZBrush

A course by Luis Alberto Gayoso Berrospi , 3D Artist

3D Artist. Peru.
Joined September 2017

Learn alternative 3D modeling techniques and methods to create a kraken

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (224)
  • 6972 students

Learn alternative 3D modeling techniques and methods to create a kraken

In the world of 3D modeling, specialists give life not only to human characters and figures but also creatures straight out of a science fiction movie or video game. 3D artist Luis Gayoso specializes in the creation of fantastic characters and has a proven track record as a digital artist, and now he’s ready to help you take your first steps in digital sculpture.

In this online course, Luis shows you, first and foremost, that you don't need an expert level of ZBrush to get awe-inspiring results. Follow along as he shows you his simple methodology for designing and modeling creatures.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 46 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (224)
  • 6972 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 17m)
  • 46 additional resources (32 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?

Prepare a proposal for a kraken, using the one from Clash of the Titans as a starting point. After that, you can propose and structure your own fantastic creature.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Beginner and experienced modelers, illustrators, and hobbyists looking to discover alternative 3D sculpting methods and techniques.

Requirements and materials

To participate, knowledge of any basic 2D or 3D design software is required since that is what Luis uses to show you the step-by-step process for creating your creature.

In terms of materials, you need a computer with ZBrush 2018.1 (or higher) and Keyshot installed.


6972 Students
224 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Luis Alberto Gayoso Berrospi

Luis Gayoso has extensive experience producing digital, animated, design, and illustrated content, as well as a proven track record with composition and post-production for diverse digital media, including graphic advertising, digital production for TV, animated short films, and feature films.

He has worked with different agencies, production houses, brands, and companies in the field and has served as instructor of 3D animation and visual effects at different design and digital production training institutions.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Introduction to the ZBrush and conceptual proposal of the modeling of a kraken

    • Introduction to the ZBrush platform (part 1)
    • Introduction to the ZBrush platform (part 2)
    • Collection and registration of references for the project
    • Blocking and 3D conceptual proposal (part 1)
    • Blocking and conceptual 3D proposal (part 2)
  • U3

    HD sculpture of the kraken

    • Modeling the head (part 1)
    • Modeling the head (part 2)
    • Torso modeling (part 1)
    • Torso modeling (part 2)
    • Modeling of the extremities
    • Modeling of secondary extremities
  • U4

    Textures and details for a realistic finish

    • General Modeling Detail
    • Adding micro details to modeling
    • Modeling of the scenery
  • U5

    Posing and render

    • Perched of the character
    • Lighting and render
  • FP

    Final project

    • x Introduction to creature modeling with ZBrush

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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.

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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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Digital Sculpture of Fantastic Creatures with ZBrush. 3D, and Animation course by Luis Alberto Gayoso Berrospi

Digital Sculpture of Fantastic Creatures with ZBrush

  • 96% positive reviews (224)
  • 6972 students