Creature Sculpting & Exploration of Forms – Brett Briley “Spark” – Episode 12

For this demo I started from an male scanned head. I started with a general idea of a older alien who might be some sort of wiser elder. With that in mind, I brought in a skull I had previously created, and used it to create interest and ranking. Then brought in a few spheres to create the head and eyes, along with a brain I created to do some skin detail in the back. Concentrating on having the eye flow around the design and giving areas of rest, I slowly built up the base forms before filling out the secondary details of the concept. After making sure I was happy with the direction, I then added the detail using alphas to bring the individual layers together, and finalize the character. After sculpting, I went into poly-paint using a dark green/blue tone to create the base color, and then slowly added lighter values to bring out the areas of interest. I then showed how to create a lo-poly using the hi-poly to create a decimated mesh, then ZRemeshed at a good level for flow and poly count. Bringing in UV master, I then showed how to create UVs. Exporting both the hi-poly and lo-poly into obj’s, I opened Substance Painter to show how to create maps for the lo-poly on the ZBrush hi-poly obj. Finally, back in ZBrush, I did a quick walk through on how to pose to bring a little more life to the design

Brett "Spark" Briley

Freelance Character Artist at &

Creature Sculpting & Exploration of Forms More Scheduled Streams Coming Soon! Segment Summary: "I will be sculpting on created creatures and developing new forms and flow with silhouette in mind." Location: The Colony, Texas Hometown: Okemos, Michigan How Did You Discover ZBrush? "Watched Paul Gaboury do a demo back in 2005 and have been a fan of the program and Paul ever since!" Professional Experience: 30 years Most Used/Favorite Feature: "To hard to list just one, I would say all of them." Previous Works, Industry Experience & Highlights: "I have almost 20 years within the gaming industry, after coming from the traditional world of Disney. I have also partnered with James Cain and Maarten Verhoeven to create Grim (, bringing our art to the collectibles market."