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Happy New Year!

For those of you curious about the new Transparent Creatures tutorial available now, here's a trailer to wet your appetite!

This tutorial will show you how I am able to start without an idea, and quickly render a creature to completion featuring transparent skin layers and organic forms. Sculpting the design from a sphere in ZBrush, I spend my time building up a foundation of anatomy and surface details. Working with Subtools to build out additional organic parts such as teeth, eyes, and organs. I discuss how I work with Polypaint to create convincing skin textures, and how I adjust my render settings in ZBrush to produce my final images. Finally, I share how to composite your renders in Photoshop, preparing the creature for final presentation.

Product Includes:
  • 8 part video series (2 hours and 53 minutes)
  • Streamable, downloadable
  • No time-lapse, Recorded live
Topics Covered:
  • Sculpting in ZBrush
  • Polypainting
  • Creating Teeth
  • Organic Subtools
  • Rendering in ZBrush
  • Compositing in Photoshop
Tools Used:
  • ZBrush
  • Photoshop
You can purchase the tutorial here Transparent Creatures
Thank you all for the continued support!
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Kurt Papstein
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United States


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KainTheSupreme Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year!
Nathan-K-Williams Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
When sculpting or drawing. do you rest your wrist on the surface of the tablet? or do you draw using your shoulder and elbow movements? or use both?.
Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
What happened with your cool work called "Alien Priest"?! I loved that image!
MyrvanaMiseria Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifull artwork
Nathan-K-Williams Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I have learned allot from you, especially from you're intro to sculpting video, it really clicks with me as a zbrush artist in training.

Just a example of the stuff im learning from you're gumroad tutorials. its really helping me understand sculpting in whole new ways.


I hope to get a spot in you're mentorship as soon as its available again.
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