Introduction To ZBrush For Designers

Ryan Kingslien, Creator, Destroyer, Artist, Friend

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6 Videos (58m)
    • Interface

    • Expectations

    • First Sculpt

    • Exporting Image

    • Sculpting Cool

    • Export


About This Class

This course is designed to get you up and sculpting as fast as possible.  I've taught over a thousand people how to use ZBruh and the most important thing for me to communicate is that this is just sculpting.  I'll teach you interface items as you need but the key is to just get in and start having fun and sculpting.

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Ideal tutorial for beginners. Takes you through the ZBrush interface and explains the basic tools to help you get started.
This was my very first introduction to ZBrush. I was so daunted by the program before watching it, and now I have a basic understanding of the interface and how to get going on a project. Ryan explains things so well and is such an encouraging teacher, even virtually!
A great beginning to the ZBrush application to get you playing with the tools easily.





Ryan Kingslien

Creator, Destroyer, Artist, Friend

I started drawing when he was six years old and been a bit off ever since...

I studied the arcane magic of traditional art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; earned my degree in being a bohemian poet in Prague while attending courses at Antioch University; picked up digital arts in the heart of Hollywood, California where the magic of the film and game industry still reverberates. 

I've been a waiter, a manager, a telemarketer (sorry about that...), a busboy, a roofer, a manual labourer, a gardener, a factory line worker, a book seller, Encyclopedia Britannica door to door salesman, a night shift restocker, a production artist, a coder, head of marketing, creative chief, product manager, evangelist, a teacher, an artpeneur, a business owner and, my favorite new job, dad.

Through it all, I've always been an artist, a painter, a sculptor, and a poet.

My work focuses on where the traditional arts of my past meet the potential of our future...

... but that is just the story and as you'll learn with me, the story isn't the story...

You may be working some dead end job and thinking, "I'll never be an artist..." or you may feel that you just can't be the artist you WANT to be but I can tell you, with one hundred percent certainty, since I've worked dozen of dead end jobs an struggled with lots of different mediums...

... that the only person who can prevent you from being the amazing artist I know you already are is you.

I've taught thousands of students and over the years I've learned, from my students and myself, that we tend to pick up little boxes on our journey through life...  

Little things that people say... Things like, "To be an artist you need to draw perfect circles like Raphael!"... or "Real artists don't need reference they just draw it perfectly the first time!"

These little boxes gather round us like so many floating plastic bags chocking out the oxygen of our lives.  Overtime we can begin to feel frustrated and numb inside but...

... its just the stories we tell ourselves.  Those little boxes that we gather and spin into the story of our lives... and we can change those stories anytime.

Now is the time to change those stories, to break through the rules you've imposed on yourself and unleash the amazing creative potential within you.

Now, you came to this page to learn about me but, really, I'm just here to tell you about how awesome you are and how much you can do.

Let's get started.