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Spent late nights uploading your carefully created characters to Art Station. Worried that someone will tear them apart. But also hopeful that someone will actually tell you they’re good.
Are you still waiting to become “good enough” before you launch your character art career?
You’ve put in the hours.
You’ve paid your dues.
You’ve put down hard-earned money for access to tutorials and courses that you hoped would get you closer to “being ready”. More money than you’d like to admit. And probably more than your partner would’ve liked.

But you still aren’t ready to quit your day job. You’ve told yourself that you only have one shot at this. That you can only afford one shot at becoming a character artist before you lay that pipe dream to rest.
And you’re willing to dive into a career that you actually love
Because you see the way zombie 9-5 workers grind for the weekend. Only to stress the weekend away because Monday is just around the corner.

You aren’t willing to settle. Not for that life. Not when you’re so close to getting the career you were born to do.

You’re ready to do something you’re interested in. Instead of something you hate.
You’ve been dreaming about it for a while:
You wake up, fire up your computer, and get to work on your absolute dream career: Designing exciting new characters for high-paying clients.

Your office has varied over the years—from working in-house with world-class studios, to creating from the comfort of your own home. Perhaps you’ve even had the opportunity to work remotely as a digital nomad.

But one thing has remained constant: you LOVE what you do.
You get to spend your days designing thrilling characters…
…See them come to life in blockbuster games and movies…
…And get paid good money to do so.
You’re so close that you can taste it. But you know you still have a bit to learn about character design before you’re ready to land a lucrative job.
You know what your ideal career looks like. It’s getting there that’s the problem.
You’ve probably already dabbled into this one. Surfed YouTube over and over again for tutorials and followed along step-by-step.

But you really don’t know what areas to focus on. There’s really no one out there you can trust to give you feedback. No one to walk you through your weak points and help turn them into strengths.

So, you just keep going in circles on YouTube. Picking up bad habits that - at best - take years to unlearn. Watching speed-stylings from artists living your dream, and hoping that one day their talent somehow rubs off on you.
Ah, good ol’ art school. The place you go to pay a lot of money for out-dated advice and a fancy diploma.

If you’re lucky enough to have the funds to go to art school, congrats! Now you’ve just got to try and juggle that with your day job.

Or quit your day job entirely in hopes that you’ll get a better one when you graduate.

New course material has to go through an eternally long process before it's added to the curriculum.

So, you're getting outdated information from the moment it hits your desk.

Especially in an industry that’s as fast-paced and constantly evolving as 3D Character Art.

But your diploma will add a touch of credibility to your resume. So at least there’s that, right?
So, you’ve got two options:
Free But Takes YEARS & Most People End Up Quitting
DIY (ie. YouTube)
Art School
Expensive, Inflexible, And Often Outdated In This Lightning-Fast Industry
This can be a better route, but it’s expensive and means having to put your life on hold for years without guarantee of success.
Very few current professionals went the entirely self-taught route. The vast majority run out of steam and end up quitting before they can get good.
How confident are you that you could land a job as a character artist after putting in all that time and money?
You and I both know you deserve more than that.
Or at least be good enough to find work that pays you more than just “exposure”?
You deserve to wake up excited to go to work each morning. You deserve to see your name in the end credits of the movies everyone’s talking about. You deserve to get paid good money and feel creatively fulfilled in your life.

You shouldn’t have to choose.

Which is why I’m here to tell you about a third option.
But you don’t have years to try the DIY route. You also very likely don’t have the funds to quit your day job and go to art school.
This is about more than just proving to your parents that this was more than just a hobby. And it’s about more than just you’re “tired” of your current job.
It’s about you being so worn out in your current career that you are pretty sure you’ll quit anyway in the next 3-5 years. And then what? You’ll go to another job you can barely tolerate? And dream about a life where you actually get paid to do the thing you do every day in your spare time?
Art work by Art Heroes student
Karolina Piskorz
Uses a world-class curriculum taught by people actually working in the industry (not some out-of-touch professor), at a fraction the cost of traditional art schools
Work on projects for companies like Netflix and Amazon Prime
Every day I wake up, fire up my computer, and get to work on my absolute dream career: designing exciting new characters for high-paying clients.
My office has varied over the years (from working in-house with world-class studios, to creating from the comfort of my own home, to working remotely as a digital nomad) but one thing has remained constant: I LOVE what I do!

Seriously, the last decade has been one hell of a ride…
Like you, the options I had available to me were to teach myself or go to art school. I thought both were pretty great routes.
But after a decade of actually working in the industry, I knew that both of these approaches were flawed. There was such a big gap between what most people thought they needed to know for this job…and what they actually used in their career.
I knew there had to be a better way.
Combines the flexibility of self-study, with the expert advice that only a skilled mentor can provide
Since 2010, I’ve been fortunate enough to:
I’m living proof that you can become a professional character artist and get paid well to do it.
While my work now fills me with joy, the journey of getting here didn’t.
So I spent the last 6 years pouring my soul & energy into creating a 3rd option for you. The option that I wish I had when I was getting started.
I’m Marlon Nunez
Travel to places like which allowed me to visit the places I’ve always wanted to while working a job I love
Worked with studios like Blur, Electronic Arts, GoodByeKansas, and Slightly Mad Studio
Designed characters for productions like Assassin's Creed Valhalla Trailer, Subnautica Cinematic, and Call of Duty Cinematic
But here’s the thing.
And the best part: there’s no “other course” that you have to take after this to go get a job.

It includes everything you need to confidently land a career as a character artist.
Kickstarts your career in just 16 weeks, followed up by a YEAR of support, feedback, and accountability from our world-class mentors & community
A program that:
Introducing Character Artist Accelerator
A 16-Week Mentorship, Expertly Crafted to Kickstart Your 3D Character Art Career Today
We’ve taken the 10+ years of experience of our industry-veteran mentors, and packed it into an immersive program designed to get you from zero to career-ready in months, rather than years.

Our flexible curriculum includes a mix of video lectures, assignments, and weekly live sessions with an expert mentor.
Learn alongside an intimate group of other highly-motivated peers, build out a rockstar portfolio with help from our industry recruiters, and master all the essential tools & skills you need to thrive in the industry. We’ll even get you in front of our network of hiring managers, so you can get a headstart on your career and land your first big job in the thrilling world of 3D Character Design.
Is the average salary a 3D Character Artist can earn in the United States
students have successfully graduated our program and kickstarted their 3D Character Art career
Stop spinning your wheels
YouTube and Discord forums can only take you so far. Get the personalized feedback you need to progress, fast.
In this competitive industry, your portfolio can make or break your career. Get your portfolio fine tuned by character artists working (and hiring) in the industry .
Build a career-making portfolio
Make character art your “thing”
Anatomy is a difficult thing to sculpt. But we’ve broken it down into step-by-step tutorials so that you’ll have hair, faces, and clothes down by the time your 16 weeks are up.
Doesn’t matter if you’ve just dipped your toes into Zbrush. Or have been designing characters as a hobby and are finally getting the guts to go big with it. You bring your creativity and passion that drive you and let the trainings shape you.
Bring your creative passion
If you’re beyond ready to ditch your mind-numbing 9-5 with full confidence that you can make it as a character artist
Help finding the best job opportunities, and learning what you need to do to land interviews
Personal brand trainings to help you showcase your art across all platforms for maximum visibility on social media
Be a part of a squad of 5-7 artists to keep you accountable and help peers out
365 days of course and community access
200+ hours of tutorials, trainings, and walkthroughs available 24/7
Savings of $1000+ on software and tools from Art Heroes partners like Marmoset, Substance Painter, Russian 3D scanner, 3D Scan Store, and more.
character artist accelerator
and get:
Time-saving templates and trainings to get you hired and kickstart your career
Weekly mentorship sessions to get helpful feedback, answer your most pressing questions, and more
Mentorship and critiques from in-house recruiters
Instant access to your dedicated discord community where you can get advice and feedback from people going through the same lessons as you — getting tailored advice that is much more personalized than any Reddit thread
Expires February, 14
10X Your Visibility With LinkedIn Workshop
Secure more clients by getting in front of all the right people’s eyes with an optimized LinkedIn profile.
Q&A session where you can ask about anything client acquisition on LinkedIn
Expert review of your profile and suggestions that’ll elevate it right away
Actionable tips you’ll use live to improve your profile before the end of the workshop
In this 1 hour workshop, you’ll get:
Test Drive Character Art Accelerator For 365 Days
While most people see improvements on their character art in the first month, we want you to have the bandwidth to focus on accelerating your skills without the pressure of making sure it’s “worth it”.

Which is why we’ve created our 365 Day Guarantee.

We want the investment in this course to be an absolute no-brainer for you. So if you watch the lessons, do the assignments and submit your work for feedback each week, and still don't find the course useful, just let us know. We'll happily give you a full refund.
You can now rest easy knowing that you have a full 365 days to go through the program, use the mentoring services, and join our exclusive community.
Totally risk-free.
"If you were to take even just one of the videos included in Character Artist Accelerator, you would learn so much. There’s so much great information packed into each one."
Rachid Jatib, Flordia
Get the information and experience you need to become hireable.
Learn how to use Zbrush to get your character right from the blockout
Zbrush Training
Master armor, weaponry, and clothes and see how you can make your character come to life.
Modelling Storytelling Assets
Become a pro in understanding anatomy, from muscles to skin, and how to translate it into flawless sculpts.
Anatomy for Artists
Simplify your process while grasping crucial anatomy concepts
Guidance on your resumes, portfolios, and practice interviews to land your dream job
Career prep
1:1 Mentorship
Access unlimited personalized feedback on demand from a person that actually holds the role you want in a professional capacity
You’ll create an incredible portfolio with the help of your group sessions inside the Character Artist Accelerator. But unlimited personalized feedback and insight will fast track your path to landing the best job, negotiating the best salary, and working on your dream projects.
Step-by-step walkthroughs of how you can improve your characters
Unlimited character reviews
Personalized CV and cover letter review
Exclusive 1:1 mock-interviews with mentor
Access to a personal mentor who is a professional in the field
Unlimited in-depth feedback sessions
24/7 access to your mentor via email
Meet your mentors
Marlon Nunez
Art Director & Co-founder
Notable projects:
Love, Death and Robots Seasons 2&3 (Netflix)
Call of Duty Cinematic
Cyberpunk 2077 Cinematic
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Trailer
Subnautica Cinematic
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Studios worked with:
  • Blur
  • GoodByeKansas
  • Electronic Arts
  • Criterion Games
  • RealTime UK
  • Slightly Mad Studios
Hugo Sena
Senior Character Artist, Counterplay Games
Notable projects:
City of the Damned
Necromunda Underhive Wars
Hell is Us
Studios worked with:
  • Rouge Factor
  • Counterplay Games
Max Puliero
Owner, Gugen Studio Inc.
Notable projects:
Dark Souls 3
Metal Gear Series
Biohazard Damnation
Tekken 7
Smash Brothers
hard surface
Monkey King: Hero is back
Studios worked with:
  • From Softwares
  • Konami
  • Digital Frontier
  • Square Enix
  • Tango Gameworks
  • Nintendo
  • Bandai Namco
Nathan Gardner
Lead Digital Paint Artist and Compositor, Industrial Light & Magic
Notable projects:
Studios worked with:
  • Industrial Light & Magic
  • DNEG
  • Scanline VFX
The Dark Knight Rises
Man of Steel
Star Wars Episodes 8 & 9
Jurassic World 2 & 3
The Mandalorian
Black Adam
The Book of Boba Fett
Razeem Rafeek
Content Animation Lead, Lamsa
Notable projects:
Playing it Cool
Romeo Spikes
Studios worked with:
  • Voltage Pictures
  • Gallery Books
  • Toonz India Studios
  • Vismayas Max
  • Lamsa
Ben Courtenay
Freelance 3D Character Artist
Notable projects:
Toony Character Course
Over 5 years of experience working with and teaching others how to use ZBrush
"I really wanted to find a community of people and I really wanted to have that professional feedback. So when I heard that Art Heroes works with industry professionals, I was totally on board with that.
Looking at the screenshots of the initial blockout of my character versus right after the group sessions, there’s a marked difference between where I started and where I ended up."
Levi Whittier, USA
Community support helped me transform my character!
"My 1:1 mentor sessions were amazing and worth the price of admission alone. The feedback he gave along the way definitely pushed my final model to be better than I could have accomplished on my own. He has a great eye for detail and what makes a great stylized character."
1:1 Mentorship helped me create a model better than I could on my own
"Nowadays there are many resources available to learn about 3D and digital art in general.
But I think it is very valuable to develop a project from start to finish with the guidance of real professionals. Receiving a tailor-made critique of your work is the best way to learn and progress."
Registrations for Spring '23 intake are closed!
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Specialized Career Training
$1000+ Discounts On Software
12 Months Of Access To Our Mentors For Monthly Reviews & Feedback
365 Day Access To All The Session Recordings From This Cohort
Weekly Character Review And Mentor Feedback
24/7 Access To Your Program Coordinator
Weekly Group Mentoring Calls
Group Training Sessions With A Professional Character Artist
Hd Videos On-Demand
The Core 16 Week Accelerator Program
Pay in Full
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10+ Templates Of Cover Letters, Application Tracking And Salary Negotiation Tips
Group Career Strategy Session With A Recruiter
Unlimited Weekly Character Reviews To Get Detailed Feedback From Your Mentor
Free Enrollment In The Next Cohort (Q2 2023 - Dates Tbc) So You Can Get The Full Course Experience A Second Time To Consolidate Learning
Lifetime Access To All Future Course Updates, Including Live Session Recordings, Videos, Worksheets, And Bonus Material
Everything as in Essential, plus
Pay in Full
Pay in Full
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Everything as in Premium, plus
Exclusive Discord Access To Mentors And Support Team
2 Months Of Weekly 1:1 Mentorship Calls With Your Dedicated Mentor
24/7 Access To Your Program Coordinator
Personalized Cv And Cover Letter Review
Exclusive 1:1 Mock-Interviews With A Professional Recruiter
1:1 Accountability Calls With A Member Of The Art Heroes Team
Lifetime Access To All Future Cohorts
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"I'm super grateful for all the feedback, encouragement and helpful resources I received over the duration of this Program.
I remember when two months ago I wasn't sure whether I should take this course but now I'm so glad I did!"
"The amount of knowledge and growth I experienced in my skill set has been exponential. Lots of learning material and detailed explanations. I literally went from zero to hero during the course."
Josh Linao
With Character Artist Accelerator, you’ll get…
The skills you need to become job-ready. And the mentorship you need to stand out.
Designing your character will be second nature by the time you’ve completed your 16 weeks. Now you’ve got to get a career that values and improves upon those skills. That’s where the 3D Character Artist Career Intensive comes in.
For two weeks following the program, you’ll be trained to face interviews and land jobs that pay well with…
ArtStation + LinkedIn Optimization training to make you stand out for the jobs you want
Application tracking dashboard to keep you current on the offers you’ve received and who you’re in the process of pitching
Salary negotiation tips and tricks to get you paid what you’re worth
10+ email templates so you can contact recruiters with confidence
A live training that will walk you through creating a flawless CV and cover letter (hosted by Annabelle Sémaan - Character Artist for Reflector Entertainment )
The Ultimate CV template that will help your name float to the top of the pile
When you’ve got bills to pay, and people relying on you for food and housing

Getting paid pennies for passion isn’t an option.
So exit out of that Indeed tab on your computer and lean in for a minute.

It’s true that some character artists get paid below a living wage. You’ve probably run into them on Reddit griping about following their passion and having to live on canned chili.

But remote work has become more of the norm these past few years. And the average character artist today makes around $72,926 annually.
They think they have to be a starving artist.
You’ll be trained by our in-house recruiters to show up for the job you want.

You’ll run through mock interviews, CV evaluations, and 1:1 intensives where you’ll gain the insights and a large network that most character artists lack in the beginning.
But you’re not about to be average.
Start receiving offers before you even complete the program
The number one thing keeping most character artists away from building their passion into their career is this:
Artwork by Art Heroes student
Ahad Almutairi
Artwork by Art Heroes student
Timmy Luong
You’ll stand out in interviews because of what you’ve gained from Character Artist Accelerator.
Simply put,
I got a job position created just for me.
I got hired from my first character, alone!
I got a job position created just for me.
I got hired from my first character, alone!
"With this program, I increased my skill level, got a job a year ago in the games industry and helped so many people sharing my new knowledge and work. I recommend Art Heroes all the time, courses overall are amazing, they really help to increase skill level".
Jesus Izeta
"I’ve been a lead character artist for a medium-sized company for 5 years and wanted to increase my skill level to present myself for a job with an international company. This program helped me get to that level. From the beginning, I was learning things I hadn’t learned before. I’ve now crafted a portfolio and feel like I am ready to work at a big international company."
Juan Jose Perez, Colombia
Helped me uplevel my skills to get a better job!
I increased my skill level and got a job in the games industry
With Character Artist Accelerator, you’ll get 16 weeks of training from everything like upskilling you in software to producing a stellar portfolio (and using it to get your next job).
Flexible schedule.
With built-in accountability.
The moment you enter Character Artist Accelerator, you’ll get instant lifetime access to the Discord channel and Foundational Training module so you can give yourself the base you’ll need to expand from with the community you need.

Then, every week for the next 16 weeks, you’ll get a new module uncovering opportunities like…
How to stay consistent in your work, without abandoning your friends and family
How you can build a character, even if creativity doesn’t always come easy to you
Why you get artists’ block (and how to overcome it)
How to actually Blender Render like a pro for your final presentation
Insights into how you can showcase your work on social media without getting lost in the crowd
What Marlon did to work with companies like EA and Netflix, and how you can too
How to make your characters tell their story
Face-palming simple ways to get your character right from the blockout
What you need to use immediately to achieve insane realism
Navigating the details like hands, face, and hair
Whom to surround yourself with to get the career you’ve been dreaming of
"Before this course I was fairly comfortable doing basic sculpts in ZBrush, but needed to brush up on my detail skills with hands, faces, hair, etc. I really enjoyed the feedback I received and was able to create my first character. I really felt like the people in this program took the time to know me. I wasn’t just a number. And I really liked that."
Tanja Langgner, UK
Helped me make my first character from start to finish!
"I really like how CAAA covers all of the stages of 3D character modeling. I recommend this course for inexperienced people as well as more skilled artists as it covers all the basics of modeling in Zbrush and is a great base and refresher course."
Jordi Solanas
For the inexperienced and the pro
Lessons are so easy to complete
"There is a ton of information and insight about the character process, and the way the course is structured makes it easy to digest. The lessons are never too long and always to the point. It helps a lot to focus on each step and refer back to a specific video if needed."
Registrations for Spring '23 intake are closed!
Develop a project from start to finish with the guidance of real professionals