Toys! Happy Meals! Pez dispensers! We often take for granted all the little gewgaws that find their way into our everyday lives. Sure, some of them can be collectibles that end up being worth a fortune years down the road, but even then who really thinks much about how these cool little items come to be? Well, it turns out that Little Wonder Studio puts a lot of thought into exactly that topic – not just the technical aspect but also the artistic side. It also turns out that ZBrush has been a revolutionary tool for them! This interview has been a true pleasure to put together. Right in keeping with the company’s roots and traditions, you’ll discover that it is filled with a good sense of fun, side by side with great detail. We hope you enjoy it!
Find out how ZBrush works and make it work for you! Ryan Kingslien is going to teach you each and every feature of ZBrush, what it does and why. Then you’ll learn the best way to use those tools and how to create highly effective workflows to help you get work done faster than ever before. Ryan’s even going to use his personal sculpting methods to help you unlock your creativity, because in the end, it’s not just about learning ZBrush’s features, it’s about discovering your inner sculptor and reaching your full potential as an artist!
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Our friends at Digital Tutors have released three new ZBrush tutorials! Beat June Gloom and get started sculpting with one of these unique courses!
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Pixologic is proud to announce our return to the showroom floor. Join us at Siggraph 2013 from July 23 to 25th inside the Anaheim Convention Center, for three days of live demos, panel discussions and Q&A sessions. We’ll have a whole cast of industry professionals demonstrating how they use ZBrush in their respective pipelines. You won’t want to miss all the live action as it unfolds. Be sure to stop by Booth 529 and take advantage of special showroom floor pricing. See you there!
Something about this sculpt harkens back to the gritty quality of Sin City. Yet, with the full color and cute little dog laying the lick down, the similarities are short lived. This latest ZBrushCentral post by the talented Rudy Massar is a great juxtaposition of the hard and soft. The facial expression really sells the piece and smooches its way onto the TopRow. Still, the thought of Mickey Rourke and his family of Chihuahua’s runs deep. Rudy nailed this one. Check out his user gallery for more of the cute, cuddly, and hardcore!
If you’ve spent any time inside the ZBrushCentral forum, chances are you are already familiar with Magdalena’s work. Well, she’s never one to rest on past laurels and treats us to her latest personal work. Magdalena, aka intervain, is currently working at Ubisoft Toronto and has played a role in helping bring Altair of Assasin’s Creed Revelations fame to life. You can see more awesome top level character art by visiting her homepage.
With a liquid quality all its own, this latest ZBrushCentral post by Ziya Goncu drips its way onto the Top Row. The creepy are only the beginning inside zgoncu’s arsenal of digital sculpts. With realistic anatomy studies, creatures from far off places and a high flying dragon, you’ll get a great mix of the strange and unusual. Visit Ziya’s homepage for even more demons and shadow dwellers.
Breathing new life into old favorites is the name of the game with this latest ZBrushCentral thread by Tom Parker. Get up close and personal with characters like, Street Fighter’s Chun Li and a samurai inspired edition of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Leonardo! To see more of Tom aka crazyfool’s professional work, visit his blog.
If you are interested in generating your own suit of armor, be sure to check out our video tutorials inside ZClassroom. With features like Panel Loops and many others, you’ll have all the tools you need to create your very own heroes.
Ralf Stumpf climbs to the Top Row with his latest ZBrushCentral exploits. Chances are you’ve already seen Ralf’s work on the ZBrushCentral forum. Well, it’s time to take a closer look at this awesome collection of digital clay updates to his user gallery. You’ll also want to check out an intimate ZBrush artist interview with Ralf, inside our Artist Interview section. You can discover more interviews with other talented ZBrush artists inside our interviews archive.
Siamak Roshani is bringing the heat with the latest Turntable Gallery addition. Check out all the heavy details and look for more from this ZBrushCentral artist by visiting his user gallery. For even more high caliber digital clay action, visit his homepage. You’ll get a closer look at some pretty awesome models and see a little more about his design workflow.
If you are interested in building your own assault weapons or vehicles to carry your troops in, check out ZClassroom for video tutorials highlighting features and functions like the Shadowbox function.