Female Figure Sculpting in ZBrush | UArtsy
Female Figure Sculpting in ZBrush
Instructor:
Cesar Zambelli

In this 11 module course, Cesar Zambelli sculpts the female figure in ZBrush. He demonstrates anatomy, sculpting techniques and good topology.

BENEFITS INCLUDE
Lifetime course access
Project based training
Community feedback
Email and phone support

The 5 most important lessons:

  1. Gain a solid understanding of human anatomy.
  2. Understand the difference between male and female anatomy.
  3. Dynamically sculpt female anatomy.
  4. Learn how to add fine detail and touch ups.
  5. Understand how to render a beautiful image for your portfolio.
Course Outline
Project 1 : Fundamentals Of Anatomy
Learn the tools Cesar uses and discover the major differences between male and female anatomy
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Class Resources
Lecture 4  19:52
Adding Realistic Features to the Head
Lecture 5  14:40
Finallizing the Sillhouette of the Head
Lecture 7  20:48
Blocking Out Key Features of the Torso
Lecture 8  13:38
Adding Final Anatomic Details to the Torso
Assignment
Assignment #1: Create Two Seperate Head and Torso Studies
Project 2 : Fundamentals Of Anatomy: Arm And Leg
Cesar blocks out arms and legs and describes the differences between genders
12 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  13:02
The Form of the Human Arm
Lecture 2  12:32
Adding Muscle Landmarks to the Forearm
Lecture 3  20:50
Giving Realistic Detail to the Forearm and Hand
Lecture 4  15:58
Adding Believeable Detail to the Hand
Lecture 5  22:03
Making the Anatomy Look Real
Lecture 6  03:05
Introduction and the Differences Between a Male and Female Arm
Lecture 7  21:15
Explaining and Blocking out the Form of the Leg
Lecture 8  16:52
Placing the Anatomical Landmarks of the Leg
Lecture 9  16:29
Adding Proper Volume to the Leg and Toes
Lecture 10  22:14
Sculpting Realstic Features on the Leg and Toes
Lecture 11  10:37
Finalizing Your Detail for the Leg
Lecture 12  05:47
Differences Between the Male and Female Leg
Assignment
Assignment #2: Create Two Separate Arm and Leg Studies
Project 3 : Fundamentals Of Posing Your Figure
Cesar determines the pose of his character before beginning his sculpture
9 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  19:23
Introduction to the Art of Posing
Lecture 2  21:49
Understanding the Concepts and Tools Behind Posing
Lecture 3  15:30
Grasping Contrasts within Poses
Lecture 4  13:17
ZSpheres: Creating an Elegant Pose
Lecture 5  19:34
ZSpheres: Creating Realism in Your Poses
Lecture 6  20:41
Creating Form in a T-Pose
Lecture 7  21:35
Using Foundation to Pose
Lecture 8  20:15
T-Pose: Adding Form to your Pose
Lecture 9  23:20
T-Pose: Making the Pose Realistic
Assignment
Assignment #3: Create 3 Different Poses
Project 4 : Female Figure: Blocking Out the Model In ZBrush
Cesar creates the initial block out of his female figure.
11 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  08:17
Organizing your Project and Setting the Foundation
Lecture 2  22:17
Injecting Subtle Anatomy into your Form
Lecture 3  23:10
Finalizing a Realistic Look
Lecture 4  24:02
Preparing Form and Volume of the Head
Lecture 5  21:05
Understanding and Creating Female Facial Features
Lecture 6  17:48
Adding Final Features and Creating Personality
Lecture 7  20:36
Giving Your Work Subtle Character
Lecture 8  17:13
Cleaning Up Your Fine Detail
Lecture 9  20:20
Bringing out the Ear and the Eyes
Lecture 10  14:27
Fixing Final Detail
Lecture 11  15:00
Tweaking the Head
Assignment
Assignment #4: Begin Blockout of your Sculpt
Project 5 : Female Figure: Sculpting The Arms, Legs, Hands, and Feet In ZBrush
Cesar sculpts the first pass and refines the major forms of the limbs
7 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  23:15
Adjusting Size and Volume of the Arm
Lecture 2  21:42
Sculpting the Fingers
Lecture 3  18:16
Sculpting the Arm and Using the Morph Brush to Mirror Detail
Lecture 4  27:54
Sculpting the Left Leg
Lecture 5  11:11
Sculpting the Right Leg
Lecture 6  21:38
Continue Sculpting the Left Leg and Left Foot
Lecture 7  19:07
Sculpting the Left Foot Continued
Assignment
Assignment #5: Refine the Arms, Hands, Legs, and Feet
Project 6 : Female Figure: Sculpting The Face And Body In ZBrush
Cesar sculpts the Face and Refines the Body
12 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  25:18
Adding Personality to the Head
Lecture 2  21:01
Sculpting Subtle Features
Lecture 3  17:05
Focusing on the Suble Details
Lecture 4  19:36
Re-Shaping the Hair
Lecture 5  19:18
Pushing Out Important Forms
Lecture 6  24:18
Shaping Essential Forms
Lecture 7  14:16
Adding Subtle Details
Lecture 8  29:34
Using Reference for Realstic Features
Lecture 9  27:50
Adding Realism to the Foot
Lecture 10  26:40
Polishing Up Main Featuress
Lecture 11  20:42
Blocking Out the Shoe
Lecture 12  15:21
Fitting and Finalizing the Shoe
Assignment
Assignment #6: Refine Each Piece Further and Block Out the Shoes
Project 7 : Female Figure: Sculpting Panties And The Pinup Pose In ZBrush
Cesar sculpts the undergarment and makes adjustments to the hand and arm
10 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  18:15
Making Adjustments to the Pose
Lecture 2  23:10
Adjusting the Right Hand
Lecture 3  12:24
Sculpting the Hand and Wrist
Lecture 4  14:42
Adjusting the Fingers
Lecture 5  27:31
Sculpting Finger Details
Lecture 6  18:59
Creating the Undergarment
Lecture 7  16:55
Sculpting the Undergarment
Lecture 8  21:20
Sculpting the Left Arm
Lecture 9  20:16
Repostitioning the Undergarment
Lecture 10  28:22
Sculpting the Left Hand and Lower Arm
Assignment
Assignment #7: Refine the Hands and Create the Undergarments
Project 8 : Female Figure: Finalizing The Pose In ZBrush
Cesar adjusts the face and pose of the model to make it more appealing
10 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  26:43
Reviewing the Model
Lecture 2  22:55
Fixing Proportions and Muscles
Lecture 3  19:39
Adjusting the Foot and Shoe
Lecture 4  26:37
Resculpting the Face Part 1
Lecture 5  20:30
Resculpting the Face Part 2
Lecture 6  21:43
Resculpting the Face Part 3
Lecture 7  20:20
Changing the Left Arm Pose
Lecture 8  20:18
Adjusting the Fingers
Lecture 9  19:41
Adjusting the Pose With Transpose Master
Lecture 10  12:51
More Pose Adjustments
Assignment
Assignment #8: Review your Model and Make Adjustments
Project 9 : Female Figure: Refining The Body In ZBrush
It's time to refine the entire model and start sculpting some finishing touches
11 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  26:50
Refining the Left Foot Part 1
Lecture 2  21:10
Refining the Left Foot Part 2
Lecture 3  20:47
Refining the Forms of the Torso
Lecture 4  28:04
Adjusting the Torso and Hands Part 1
Lecture 5  23:57
Adjusting the Torso and Hands Part 2
Lecture 6  21:37
Refining the Right Hand Part 1
Lecture 7  26:09
Refining the Right Hand Part 2
Lecture 8  26:34
Finishing the Right Hand and Beginning the Left
Lecture 9  18:36
Continuing the Left Hand and Adjusting the Undergarment
Lecture 10  20:21
Finishing the Left Hand and Adjusting the Silhouette
Lecture 11  14:41
Making the Right Foot Symetrical
Assignment
Assignment #9: Fine Adjustment Pass
Project 10 : Female Figure: Refining The Face And Props
Cesar revisits the face and shoes one more time to make sure everything is as good as it can be
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  05:25
Recreating Symmetry on the Head Part 1
Lecture 2  21:53
Recreating Symmetry on the Head Part 2
Lecture 3  24:42
Resculpting the Face Part 1
Lecture 4  18:54
Resculpting the Face Part 2
Lecture 5  26:34
Resculpting the Face Part 3
Lecture 6  29:28
Refining the Shoe Part 1
Lecture 7  33:32
Refining the Shoe Part 2
Lecture 8  25:47
Refining the Shoe Part 3
Assignment
Assignment #10: Refine the Face and Shoes
Project 11 : Female Figure: Organizing The Mesh And Rendering
Cesar makes final adjustments for the render and creates a final render in lagoa
17 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  28:28
Resculpting the Undergarment Part 1
Lecture 2  36:47
Resculpting the Undergarment Part 2
Lecture 3  35:31
Resculpting the Undergarment Part 3
Lecture 4  18:46
Closing the Eyes
Lecture 5  20:08
Sculpting the Hair
Lecture 6  23:18
Replacing the Old Head
Lecture 7  31:24
Merging the Hair With the Head Part 1
Lecture 8  31:15
Merging the Hair With the Head Part 2
Lecture 9  21:03
Retouching the Model Part 1
Lecture 10  31:35
Retouching the Model Part 2
Lecture 11  23:08
Retouching the Model Part 3
Lecture 12  29:10
Retouching the Model Part 4
Lecture 13  18:27
Retouching the Hair Part 1
Lecture 14  21:44
Retouching the Hair Part 2
Lecture 15  20:55
More Fine Detailing and Preparing to Render
Lecture 16  24:17
Final Render Part 1
Lecture 17  34:24
Final Render Part 2
Assignment
Assignment #11: Finish your Sculpt and Render it
Project 12 : Critiques (Class of 2013)
21 Lectures
Lecture 1
1 - Meet and Greet
Lecture 2
2 - Meet and Greet
Lecture 3
3 - Meet and Greet
Lecture 4
4 - Meet and Greet
Lecture 5
Critique 1 - Part 1
Lecture 6
Critique 1 - Part 2
Lecture 7
Critique 1 - Part 3
Lecture 8
Critique 1 - Part 4
Lecture 9
Critique 2 - Part 1
Lecture 10
Critique 2 - Part 2
Lecture 11
Critique 2 - Part 3
Lecture 12
Critique 2 - Part 4
Lecture 13
Critique 2 - Part 5
Lecture 14
Critique 3 - Part 1
Lecture 15
Critique 3 - Part 2
Lecture 16
Critique 4 - Part 1
Lecture 17
Critique 4 - Part 2
Lecture 18
Critique 4 - Part 3
Lecture 19
Critique 4 - Part 4
Lecture 20
Critique 5
Lecture 21
Critique 6
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About the instructor

Cesar Zambelli is a freelance 3D modeler from Brazil, who has a particular talent for figure sculpting. He enjoys challenging himself to sculpt a diverse range of body types, both male and female. His work has been featured in several commercial projects, as well as on a number of CG-related websites, including an Artist Spotlight on Pixologic.com. When he's not busy sculpting in ZBrush, Cesar also enjoys expressing his creativity through photography.