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Dynamic Figure Sculpting
Instructor:
Steve Lord

Steve Lord demonstrates his process for sculpting humans in dynamic poses.

BENEFITS INCLUDE
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Project based training
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The 5 most important lessons:

  1. Learn how to create a detailed dynamic figure from start to finish.
  2. Establish your own flow for anatomy sculpting.
  3. Understand what it takes to create a strong silhouette.
  4. Understand human anatomy in motion.
  5. Master human anatomy and dynamic positions.
Course Outline
Project 1 : Blocking In The Posed Male FIgure In ZBrush
Block in your model paying attention to silhouette and large forms.
13 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 3  21:23
Establishing Flow Part 2
Lecture 4  10:23
Understanding Movement and "The Box"
Lecture 5  09:23
Refining the Silhouette Part 1
Lecture 6  09:41
Getting the basic form of the Torso
Lecture 7  14:14
Continuing to Develop the Silhouette Beginning to Add Muscle
Lecture 8  09:29
Review and Blocking in the Leg Muscles
Lecture 9  19:08
Adjusting the Pose
Lecture 10  25:50
The Left Leg and Tweaking the Torso
Lecture 11  26:22
Refining the Silhouette Part 2
Lecture 12  19:30
Silhouette to Form Part 1
Lecture 13  22:30
Silhouette to Form Part 2
Assignment
Assignment 1: Create the Base for Your Sculpt and Begin Refining It
Project 2 : Defining Primary Forms Of The Posed Male Figure In ZBrush
Begin sculpting the primary anatomical forms.
10 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  16:03
Creating a Hand with Zspheres
Lecture 2  18:10
Sculpting the Hand Part 1
Lecture 3  16:10
Import and Mirror the Hand
Lecture 4  08:34
Sculpting the Hand Part 2
Lecture 5  05:50
Sculpting the Hand Part 3
Lecture 6  09:59
Sculpting the Glutes
Lecture 7  11:57
The Left Leg: Posterior
Lecture 8  15:54
The Upper Back
Lecture 9  18:20
Continuing on the Back and Legs
Lecture 10  11:13
Further Refining the Back
Assignment
Assignment 2: Refine the Silhouette and Begin Building Primary Forms
Project 3 : The Posed Male Figure: Sculpting The Anatomy Of The Torso In ZBrush
Define and refine the side and back torso muscles.
9 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  19:39
Lats and Armpits
Lecture 2  10:50
Serratus and Deltoid
Lecture 3  17:32
Right External Oblique and Left Serratus
Lecture 4  14:51
Left External Oblique
Lecture 5  18:52
Touching up proportions using reference
Lecture 6  18:02
Touching up Trapezius, Latissimus Dorsi and more
Lecture 7  33:13
Cont. work under arm and around to back
Lecture 8  27:03
Forming the Rectus abdominus muscles
Lecture 9  18:26
Refining the External Obliques
Assignment
Assignment 3: Refine the Sides of the Torso
Project 4 : The Posed Male Figure: Sculpting The Anatomy Of The Torso Part 2
Define & refine the front torso muscles.
9 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  16:42
Cont. Refinement of Ex. Obliques and Abs
Lecture 2  09:56
Cont. Refinement of Ex. Obliques and Abs Part 2
Lecture 3  14:43
Cont. Refinement of Ex. Obliques and Abs Part 3
Lecture 4  24:03
Cont. Refinement of Ex. Obliques and Abs Part 4
Lecture 5  18:59
Cont. Refinement of Ex. Obliques and Abs Part 5
Lecture 6  16:30
Refinement of Left Ex. Obliques
Lecture 7  20:45
Checking Forms and Touching up the Triceps
Lecture 8  21:09
Refinemening Left Ex. Obliques and Serratus
Lecture 9  13:37
Defining the Gluteus Muscle Groups
Assignment
Assignment 4: Refine the Front of the Torso
Project 5 : The Posed Male Figure: Sculpting The Anatomy Of The Pelvis In ZBrush
Sculpt the anatomical elements of the pelvis and major groupings of the leg.
9 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  10:01
Skeleton Overview and Posing
Lecture 2  16:58
Shaping the flesh over the Sacrum and Pevlis
Lecture 3  15:10
Refining Teres Major and Trapezius
Lecture 4  10:47
Defining the Tensor Fasciae and Infraspinatus
Lecture 5  14:43
Defining the Gluteus Maximus and Medius
Lecture 6  16:00
Refining the muscle groups of the back overall
Lecture 7  11:41
Left Leg orientation and overall shape
Lecture 8  16:05
Refining in the Face and Head
Lecture 9  28:26
Defining Muscle Groups of the Leg
Assignment
Assignment 5: Define the Muscle Groups of the Leg
Project 6 : The Posed Male Figure: Sculpting The Anatomy Of The Leg Part 2
Refine your previous leg sculpt and define the foot.
6 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  15:36
Refining the Right Leg
Lecture 2  24:33
Refining the Left Leg
Lecture 3  18:17
Checking Proportions
Lecture 4  18:45
Sculpting the Left Foot
Lecture 5  19:40
Cleaning Up the Lower Left Leg
Lecture 6  30:44
Cleaning Up the Lower Right Leg
Assignment
Assignment 6: Refine the Legs
Project 7 : The Posed Male Figure: Sculpting The Arm, Shoulder And Hair In ZBrush
Finish the leg and define the arm, shoulder and hair.
9 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  12:07
Returning to the Knee
Lecture 2  08:32
The Knee Continued
Lecture 3  13:38
Refining the Inner Thigh
Lecture 4  13:42
Analyzing Elbow Reference
Lecture 5  20:51
Defining the Elbow and Forearm
Lecture 6  10:28
Sculpting the Bicep and Right Forearm
Lecture 7  14:08
Sculpting the Deltoid and Left Upper Arm
Lecture 8  20:13
Full Arm Demo and Hair Block In
Lecture 9  11:48
Refining the Hair
Assignment
Assignment 7: Finish the Legs and Begin the Arms
Project 8 : The Posed Male Figure: Sculpting The Face And Hands In ZBrush
Sculpt the wrist, hands and finger and develop the face further.
13 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  18:26
Sculpting the Right Wrist
Lecture 2  11:56
Sculpting the Fingers
Lecture 3  19:07
Adjusting the Right Arm
Lecture 4  07:21
Refining the Fingers
Lecture 5  09:57
Veins
Lecture 6  19:48
Sculpting the Face part 1
Lecture 7  19:52
Sculpting the Face part 2
Lecture 8  17:45
Sculpting the Face part 3
Lecture 9  10:18
Examining Reference of the Face
Lecture 10  20:10
Refining the Back
Lecture 11  16:13
Creating the Undergarment
Lecture 12  25:19
Refining the Legs and Arms
Lecture 13  06:51
Finding and Utilizing Reference
Assignment
Assignment 8: Finish Refining your Model Focus on the Face and Hands
Project 9 : Introduction To Sculpting Drapery
A primer on sculpting clothing. For more, see Steve's Drapery sculpting course here.
5 Lectures
Lecture 1  23:38
Introduction To Drapery and Beginning the Pants
Lecture 2  20:15
Major Folds of the Pants
Lecture 3  28:06
Refining the Pants
Lecture 4  29:04
Shirt
Lecture 5
Assignment 9: Finish your Sculpt and Add Drapery
Student Projects

About the instructor

Steve Lord is an award winning artist, and has been sculpting professionally since the age of 19. He has done work for Franklin Mint, Danbury Mint, Rhythm and Hues, Odd World Inhabitants and Frank Frazetta just to name a few. His work spans from public commissions, collectable companies, video games, and even fine art. He is a winner of the National Sculpture Society competition for young sculptors. He attended CalArts for animation and has apprenticed with renowned artists Dennis Anderson, Martine Vaugel and Don Gale . He currently works for McFarlane Toys creating highly realistic collectable figures. His passion extends to figurative sculpture, focusing on animals, drapery and human anatomy.