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Speed Sculpting a Cartoon Head in ZBrush
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Released Jan 28, 2013
Shane Olson

Guest Tutor

Shane Olson
During this ZBrush tutorial, you will learn how to speed sculpt a cartoon head from start to finish. First we will make custom brushes, then we will learn how to put together a custom User Interface for speed. After that we will delve right in using DynaMesh and masking to pull out our shapes. We will continue refining the head and polishing it to get a clean sculpt. Then we will add a hat and sweater along with fiber mesh hair. Lastly we will setup a light cap, and render out a character sheet and a turntable with professional results.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:07
Creating custom brushes
2

Creating custom brushes

 
10:15
Creating our own user interface
3

Creating our own user interface

 
10:21
Continuing to create our own user interface
4

Continuing to create our own user interface

 
12:41
Customizing interface colors and blocking our first shape
5

Customizing interface colors and blocking our first shape

 
11:22
Adding the neck, jaw, and nose
6

Adding the neck, jaw, and nose

 
11:03
Adding the mouth, nostrils, and ears
7

Adding the mouth, nostrils, and ears

 
12:43
Refining the ears and adding neck details
8

Refining the ears and adding neck details

 
11:48
Refining the mouth shape and adding eyes
9

Refining the mouth shape and adding eyes

 
07:57
Adding nose, eye, and eyebrow details
10

Adding nose, eye, and eyebrow details

 
10:51
Adding crisp edges to the ears and refining the eyelids
11

Adding crisp edges to the ears and refining the eyelids

 
11:32
Adding more eyelid detail, and creating an inner-mouth
12

Adding more eyelid detail, and creating an inner-mouth

 
11:30
Creating the eyebrows and hat
13

Creating the eyebrows and hat

 
11:53
Adding a bill to the hat and blocking out the sweater
14

Adding a bill to the hat and blocking out the sweater

 
11:19
Adding pupils and shaping the sweater
15

Adding pupils and shaping the sweater

 
11:45
Polypainting the head
16

Polypainting the head

 
11:50
Adding a FiberMesh mustache
17

Adding a FiberMesh mustache

 
13:58
Adding FiberMesh hair
18

Adding FiberMesh hair

 
12:09
Using LightCap and making a turntable
19

Using LightCap and making a turntable

 
12:31