Learn How to Sculpt Realistic and Expressive Faces with CGMA â Character Facial Sculpting with Dmitrij Leppee
If you want to take your character art skills to the next level, you need to master the art of facial sculpting. Facial sculpting is the process of creating realistic and expressive faces for your characters, using digital tools like ZBrush. Facial sculpting can make your characters look more alive, more believable, and more engaging.
But facial sculpting is not easy. It requires a deep understanding of the anatomy of the head, the layers of muscles, fat, and skin that shape the face, and the subtle details that convey emotion and personality. It also requires a lot of practice and feedback from a professional instructor.
That's why CGMA, the online school for digital arts, offers a 10-week course called CGMA â Character Facial Sculpting with Dmitrij Leppee. This course will teach you everything you need to know about facial sculpting, from the basics of the skull structure to the advanced techniques of creating realistic and expressive portraits.
What will you learn in this course
In this course, you will learn how to sculpt the human face from scratch, without using a base mesh. You will start by learning the anatomy of the skull and how it affects the shape of the face. You will then learn how to sculpt the muscles, fat tissue, glands, and other structures that create and affect the forms of the face. You will also learn how to use ZBrush's powerful tools and brushes to create realistic skin textures and details.
But that's not all. You will also learn how to make your portraits tell a story and make them alive. You will learn how to use references, lighting, expression, pose, and color to create a mood and a personality for your characters. You will learn how to balance realism and stylization, and how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls.
By the end of this course, you will have a portfolio of high-quality facial sculpts that showcase your skills and creativity.
Who is your instructor
Your instructor for this course is Dmitrij Leppee, a lead character artist at Digital Dimension. Dmitrij has a background in traditional drawing and graphics, as well as classical animation. He discovered his passion for 3D sculpting 9 years ago, and since then he has worked on various projects for print, animation, commercials, movies, and games. He specializes in creating realistic and expressive portraits, using ZBrush as his main tool.
Dmitrij is also an experienced teacher who has taught this course at CGMA for several terms. He is known for his dedication, generosity, and honesty. He provides thorough feedbacks and explanations for each student's assignment. He also shares his own personal interests and challenges as an artist. He will help you improve your skills and confidence as a facial sculptor.
How can you enroll in this course
If you are interested in enrolling in this course, you need to act fast. The enrollment for this course will be closing very soon and seating is limited. The course begins on May 8th, 2023 and lasts for 10 weeks. The course format is standard: pre-recorded lectures, individual recordings feedbacks, weekly assignments, and Q&A sessions. The course materials are ZBrush and a graphics tablet with a digital pen.
The course price is only $998 USD. You can also choose from various finance options to make it easier for you to pay for the course. You can request employer reimbursement if your employer supports your education. You can apply for animation guild or CSATTF funding if you are eligible. Or you can opt for a payment plan that allows you to pay in installments.
To enroll in this course, simply click on \"Add to Cart\" button on the course page. You can also request a syllabus or watch an overview video to learn more about the course content.