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Street Fighter Sculpting

Theo got way more than he expected when he took Stylized Character program. Not only improving his Zbrush skills he also got the hang of Substance Painter and Marmoset Toolbag.
Read on to discover Theo's Art Heroes journey. He joined the community to get to know other character artists and refine his skills.
Meet Theo Nicoletti
Tell us about yourself
As far as I can remember art has always been a prominent part of my life. However, it was not until my early 20s that I started to really become fascinated with the vast world of 3D.
How it started
What's the name of your Project? Where did the concept come from? Why did you choose it?
For this project I decided to create my stylized character based on Street Fighter's Chun-Li. The concept was provided by the immensely talented concept artist Nico Lee Lazarus.
Character Development
What were the main milestones for you?
I was surprised by how far I managed to take the final character. Having the support of such an amazing community helped immensely, as well as the weekly live feedback sessions.
" Don't be too hard on yourself, something us artists often find difficult. "

Theo Nicoletti
Art Heroes Student
Challenges
What were your biggest challenges while working on this project?
This project presented several challenges, such as training my eyes to see those finer details that give the appeal and believability to a character. Additionally, learning Substance Painter and Marmoset Toolbag was not an easy task.

However, I am thankful for these challenges as they have helped me grow and develop my creative skillset. Not only am I better at fine tuning my characters now but I also have texturing and rendering knowledge that I can take with me on to future projects.
What's Next?
What are your plans for the future?
Over the coming months I plan to continue my journey as a character artist, however I am also considering looking at 3D realism / Digital-Humans.
Final Project
Artwork: Theo Nicoletti
Concept: Nico Lee Lazarus
Useful Links
Connect with Theo on Artstation: nictti

Follow Theo on Instagram: nicoletti_designs


Browse Nico's character concepts on ArtStation: nicoleelazarus

Text author: Maria JD
Artwork by: Theo Nicoletti
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