Sculpting Dynamic Drapery | UArtsy
Sculpting Dynamic Drapery
Instructor:
Steve Lord

Steve Lord covers his approach to sculpting dynamic drapery in ZBrush.

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The 5 most important lessons:

  1. Understand fundamental and advanced techniques of sculpting realistic clothing.
  2. Understand the variety of clothing folds.
  3. Learn how gravity, weight and material drastically effect cloth.
  4. Grasp a variety of detailing techniques to take your drapery to the next level.
  5. Master dynamic drapery sculpting!
Course Outline
Project 1 : The Fundamentals Of Sculpting Clothing
Learn the basics of sculpting clothing and begin working on the pants.
15 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Class Resources
Lecture 5  20:30
Introduction to Basic Drapery Techniques Part 2
Lecture 6  12:00
Blocking Out A Mannequin with ZSpheres
Lecture 7  20:32
Sculpting the Mannequin Part 1
Lecture 8  24:03
Sculpting the Mannequin Part 2
Lecture 9  25:02
Sculpting the Front Left Pants Leg Part 1
Lecture 10  23:06
Sculpting the Front Left Pants Leg Part 2
Lecture 11  10:23
Sculpting the Back Left Pants Leg Part 1
Lecture 12  27:15
Transitioning from the Back of the Pants to the Front
Lecture 13  21:27
Creating Transitional Folds for the Left Knee
Lecture 14  21:22
The Lower Left Pant Leg Part 01
Lecture 15  20:28
The Lower Left Pant Leg Part 02
Assignment
Assignment 1: Block in the Pants
Project 2 : The Shirt
Sculpt the folds of the shirt.
7 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  21:06
The Folds of the Shirt Part 01
Lecture 2  18:35
The Folds of the Shirt Part 02
Lecture 3  20:54
The Folds of the Shirt Sleeves Part 01
Lecture 4  30:51
The Folds of the Shirt Sleeves Part 02
Lecture 5  24:22
Folds along the elbow and back
Lecture 6  24:11
Folds on the back of the shirt
Lecture 7  07:13
Sculpting the surface qualities of fabric
Assignment
Assignment 2: Finish Sculpting the Pants and Begin Blocking in the Shirt
Project 3 : The Dress
Sculpt the pipe folds, diaper folds and other fold types related to a dress.
10 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  14:20
Studying folds and blocking out the dress
Lecture 2  11:30
Considering the direction of the folds
Lecture 3  06:04
Creating and integrating the belt
Lecture 4  05:52
Refining the silhouette and reinforcing the existing pipe folds
Lecture 5  15:45
Sculpting folds according to the underlying form
Lecture 6  17:00
Sculpting the diaper folds of the upper part of the dress
Lecture 7  12:52
Refining the overall folds of the dress
Lecture 8  14:00
Detailing the folds of the dress
Lecture 9  15:49
Adding detail to the sash
Lecture 10  19:14
Wet/Tight Fabric Folds
Assignment
Assignment 3: Finish the Shirt and Begin the Dress
Project 4 : Flowing Drapery
Learn how to sculpt beautiful wind-blowen drapery.
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  07:24
Wind-blown drapery part 1
Lecture 2  12:13
Wind-blown drapery part 2
Lecture 3  18:18
Wind-blown drapery part 3
Lecture 4  29:22
Wind-blown drapery part 4
Lecture 5  28:23
Bonus: Female conversion
Lecture 6  21:13
Tightening up Flowing Drapery Part 1
Lecture 7  19:31
Tightening up Flowing Drapery Part 2
Lecture 8  24:10
Water House Style Flowing Drapery
Assignment
Assignment 4: Finish the Dress and Begin your Wind Blown/Flowing Drapery
Project 5 : The Basketball Player
Learn how Steve sculpted his amazing basketball player's clothing.
3 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  18:02
Starting the Basketball Player Sculpt
Lecture 2  28:51
Defining Movement in the Fabric
Lecture 3  10:00
Incorporating Elements of Referance Images
Assignment
Assignment 5: Finish your Wind Blown/Flowing Drapery
Project 6 : Other Cloth Types & Details
Sweatpants, alphas, everything we couldn't cover before!
6 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  12:13
Reviewing Physics of Drapery
Lecture 2  24:46
Sculpting Sweat Pants
Lecture 3  07:17
Creating a Stitch Alpha
Lecture 4  21:01
Applying Stitch Alpha
Lecture 5  21:22
Using Booleans And Noise
Lecture 6  23:02
Recap
Assignment
Assignment 6: Revisit All of your Pieces for One Last Refinement
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.