Nikolay Naydenov is a Senior Character Artist currently working in Gameloft. Nikolay always had deep interest in art. In his spare time he was either reading a book or scribbling on a notebook ever since he was a child. He has been in the game industry since 2007 and had worked in many projects. The project that he is most proud of is the game titled March of Empires. He loves his job as a character artist especially when he is given freedom to do his own concepting and ideas. His advice for everyone just starting out is to spend lots of time learning software programs, be efficient and fast, and also spend many hours learning the anatomy, studying faces, and muscles underneath the skin. As every profession, to be good at something, you have to practice a lot. He recommends students to always look for improvement and never settle. He believes good things require sacrifice of time and other pleasures and this can turn your passion into a profession.
In this course, we will learn how to create a female barbarian warrior character in ZBrush using only the tools that ZBrush itself provides. We will start by remodeling the female basemesh that comes with the program. Then you will learn how to invent and prototype your design, how to develop it from scratch and adjust it easily until we reach the silhouette and forms we like. We will understand how the Zmodeler brush works by making a simple knife. We will go through the process of making realistic eyes, make every piece of armor from scratch and detail them. You will learn how to make basic hair from Fibermesh and also make the character weapon. Then we will learn how to make fine skin detail as well as armor detail. Lastly we will go through the process of posing the character to get the most out of it. At the end we will have a professional looking high polygonal character in Zbrush.
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