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Secrets of ZBrush® Experts: Tips, Techniques, and Insights for Users of All Abilities

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Step inside the studios of some of today's top artists, illustrators, designers, and photographers working with digital art tools. SECRETS OF ZBRUSH EXPERTS: TIPS, TECHNIQUES, AND INSIGHTS FOR USERS OF ALL ABILITIES allow you one-on-one access to the creative and technical process of artists who use Zbrush in their work. Organized into chapters according to the artist's area of expertise, each chapter details the professional background of an individual expert and includes techniques, insights, and resources followed by an image gallery highlighting some of their work, both personal and professional. Written as a conversation with the artist about an individual creative process, you'll find detailed, step-by-step techniques demonstrated that cover genres including movies/VFX, illustration, character design, figure creation, and concept design. This incredible resource provides inspiration and practical advice for artists and aspiring artists alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
    1. From Daryl Wise
    2. From Marina Anderson
  3. Foreword
  4. About the Authors and Cover Credits
    1. Cover Artist Credits
  5. Introduction
    1. What You’ll Find in This Book
    2. Who This Book Is For
    3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. What’s on the Companion Website
  6. 1. Jason Martin
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: How to Sculpt and Perform Compositing on a Bust Utilizing ZBrush and Photoshop
      2. Technique 2: Simple Compositing Techniques Using BPR and Photoshop
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery
  7. 2. Mariano Steiner
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: The Little Monk
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery
  8. 3. Christian Fischer
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: SpotLight
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery
  9. 4. Maarten Verhoeven
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: Keep Detail While Sculpting Using Layers
      2. Technique 2: Sculpting Fur with Custom Alpha
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery
  10. 5. Andrew Baker
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Creating Concept Art Using ZBrush
      2. Technique 1: Sculpting, Posing, and Composition Thoughts
      3. Technique 2: Rendering for My Concept Piece
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery
  11. 6. Kristian E Davidson
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: Creating an Epic Sword with ZSpheres and Clay
      2. Technique 2: Rendering a Final Image with BPR and Photoshop
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery
  12. 7. Brian Haberlin
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: How to Make a Fully Textured Mesh in No Time
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery
  13. 8. Ioannis Karathomas
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: Production Workflow
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Gallery
  14. 9. Andrzej Kuziola
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: Creating and Detailing Geometry
      2. Technique 2: Composting SubTools
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Gallery
  15. 10. Jeremy Engleman
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: Achieve a Fully Lit and Textured 3D Gesture Painting from a Live Model in 3+1 Hours
        1. Phase 1: Modeling (1½-2 Hours)
        2. Phase 2: Texturing: (30–45 Minutes)
        3. Phase 3: Lighting (30–45 Minutes)
        4. Phase 4: Post (Aim for 1 Hour or Less)
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery
  16. 11. Chris Nichols
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: How to Sculpt Wrinkled Skin
      2. Technique 2: How to Sculpt Scales
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery
  17. 12. Alexey Kashpersky
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: Making Water Splash in ZBrush
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery
  18. 13. Stefano Dubay
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
    2. Techniques
      1. Technique 1: Formic Project
    3. Insights
      1. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. Links
    5. Gallery