Build a Full Character Artist portfolio
in 7 Months and fast-track your career
CHARACTER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Software
Zbrush
Substance
Marmoset
Photoshop
Beginner
Intermediate
Skill level
Unlimited via forum and Q&A sessions
Feedback
7 months (lifetime access)
Duration
Weekly
Assigments
Every 2 weeks
Live Q&A
Pre-recorded + live sessions
Course format
That's why Character Mentorship Program was born.
Over the past years, we've worked with dozen of studios and hundreds of artists to understand what exactly are the skills that you need on the job.
Fast-track your way to being a job-ready Character Artist in 7 months
You might feel frustrated by all the things you need to learn.
You might be overwhelmed with random advice and information.
Even if you know it all, you might feel you're lacking structure - are you going to be able to keep up with the studio pace?
You might think you're not good enough and it's too complicated.
Starting out as a Character artist can seem impossible.
The requirements are high.
The industry is moving very fast and no one can tell you what to start with.
With the Character Mentorhsip program, we are teaching you only what's needed for your portfolio and for your success as a character artist, leaving all the fluff aside.

Our goal is to help you build a stellar portfolio and the career that you deserve.

Over the course of 7 months, you will build 3 characters working alongside your mentors and the community of other artists.

By the end of the Program, you will have all the tools, experience, and knowledge you need to start or advance to the next level as a character artist
You don't need to spend hundreds of thousands on an art school.

If you have the dedication, you need just a few months to give your career a new twist.
Character Art is my passion and frustration
The truth is - anyone can make it.
Character Mentorship at a glance
The best way to breakthrough in the industry
You will have access to all of our materials and sessions recordings, lifetime.
HOURS OF CONTENT
YOU CAN ACCESS
200+
The program lasts for 7 months. All of our students have other jobs and commitments, so the program is designed to fit into your life.
MONTHS
OF ART
MENTORSHIP
7
Over the course of the Program, you will create and publish 3 portfolio pieces - realistic and stylized. All of them vetted by our instructors.
New portfolio pieces
3
Art Heroes student
The fact that the course was made in steps was very helpful but the most important thing that helped to improve her look was the feedback via community and the Mentorship sessions. I got to ask for a lot for help from the Program Instructors to see what was wrong, especially with her face or the proportions of her body.
Antonella
Art Heroes student
Before this course I was fairly comfortable doing basic sculpts in ZBrush, but had no clue how to create clothing, hair, pose, UV or create textures. I'm now excited to find a new concept and start the process all over again on my own!
Nathan
Hundreds of successful students
Hundreds of successful students
Nathan
Art Heroes student
Before this course I was fairly comfortable doing basic sculpts in ZBrush, but had no clue how to create clothing, hair, pose, UV or create textures. I'm now excited to find a new concept and start the process all over again on my own!
Antonella
Art Heroes student
The fact that the course was made in steps was very helpful but the most important thing that helped to improve her look was the feedback via community and the Mentorship sessions. I got to ask for a lot for help from the Program Instructors to see what was wrong, especially with her face or the proportions of her body.
December 2022
Deliverables: Full portfolio of 3 characters
Program Deadline
May-December
During the program, you will attend 4 career workshops around portfolio review, job search strategies and personal branding.
Make your art shine
Career Workshops
October-November
Pick a piece and work on it under the supervision of your mentor.

For your final project, you will pick a pathway - Stylized or Realistic - and create one more character.
Deliverable: A character of your choice
Module 3:
Graduation Project
August-September
Deliverable: Likeness or realistic character
As you go through Anatomy & Likeness Module, you will practice making a full likeness from a sphere to presentation and render.
Module 2:
Facial Anatomy and Likeness
June-July
Stylized Characters Program will help you understand a pipeline and exact character creation process, from sculpting to rendering.

You'll master software: ZBrush, Substance Painter, Marmoset
Deliverable: Stylized character
Module 1: Stylized Characters
May
Kick-off meeting
Meet your Squad
ZBrush Fundamentals
Get started and meet your peers
Introduction
Mentorship Program Timeline
We will celebrate end of the program with a demo day and a showreel of the intake.
We are proud of every single piece our students create.
by Daniele Angelozzi
by Bruno Pellegrino
by Xanthe Sinclair
by Irinel Radut
by Brad Myers
Our Students Results
by Brad Myers
by Irinel Radut
by Xanthe Sinclair
by Bruno Pellegrino
by Daniele Angelozzi
During the career month, meet up with one of our in-house recruiters for an honest advice on your progress, portfolio level and career options.
Career Mentorship
Attend monthly 1:1 sessions with one of our mentors and fast-track your success.
Private Mentorship (optional)
As a mentorship program student, you can get ongoing feedback on your progress via forum. You will get paintovers and recommendations on your character, 1:1.
Forum Feedback
Join small group mentorship sessions every 2 weeks and get deep feedback live.
Group Mentorship
You're never alone: our tribe of mentors has your back
Unlimited Access to Mentorship
The Art Heroes PROMISE
By the end of the 9 months, we're confident you will be industry-ready and your portfolio will shine.

If you completed all the content, but feel that your portfolio could still be improved, we will add 3 additional months of mentorship, on us.
3D Character Artist, Germany/Spain
Juan Puerta
It has been an incredible experience to be a part of this course! It really made me push to the next level!

I'm very grateful to Marlon and all of you for the inspiration fellas!
  • You're highly passionate about character art, but you're feeling a little lost or overwhelmed when it comes to perfecting your portfolio and looking for work, OR...

  • You've tried teaching yourself how to create characters, but you're frustrated by your progress and don't know exactly what you should be working on next, OR...

  • Perhaps you dream of working full-time for a studio as a character artist, OR...

  • You're working as a junior artist and feel like you've reached a ceiling, so you need to bring your art to the next level with the right tools and mentors

  • You're a character art professional and don't have much time to practice, so when you do have time you want to make sure it counts!

  • You want to become a better character artist, FAST
Who is this for?
New in this intake
Using advanced techniques to speed up your workflow and fit production timeline
LookDev for hard surface
Creating mechanically correct concept fit for VFX and game pipeline
Full pipeline for concepting a hard-surface character in Blender
Preview of the program:
Become a versatile artist with a new addition to Mentorship Program: Hard Surface Program. As an option for your third character, create a hard-surface one, full of details.
Bonus Module
Free with
Mentorship Program
$897 value
Hard Surface Program
FUN FACT
Once one of our students got a job offer live, right at the meetup.
Welcome to join monthly meetups with guest artists even after you graduate.

Some meetups are Q&A sessions with experts, others are workshops - and they are always free for students and alumni.
MEETUPS
FUN FACT
Everyone's favorite channel is Brutal Feedback
We run a private Discord server exclusive to students and alumni. It's a pretty active community and an amazing place to stream and learn together
PRIVATE DISCORD
FUN FACT
Some squads have become friends for life and traveled to see each other in person.
Every artist at Mentorship program is assigned to a small group of 5-7 artists. Squads are accountability groups that meet online every 2 weeks to help each other out.
SQUADS
When you join us, you're part of the family.
Here's what happens in Art Heroes community - on an ongoing basis.
Meet your new favorite Community
Practice doing art tests and learn how to prepare for an interview.
Pass Art Tests Successfully
Where to find opportunities and how to apply to the relevant ones.
Learn Job Search Strategies
Attend a CV workshop and learn what it your professional LinkedIn page should look like, even if you are a beginner artist.
Upgrade your CV
Learn how to showcase your art across all platforms and how to showcase your projects for maximum visibility on social media
Tune your personal brand
We want to be sure you've got the best possible chances for your next career move
Access Career Services
Included with the PrograM
save
$1000+
on software and tools from Art Heroes partners
Get up to 15-100% off on tools and software from Marmoset, Substance Painter, Russian 3D scanner, 3D Scan Store and others.

Plus, enjoy our Student card to get access to much more.
Program Mentors
We're proud to bring you the expertise of some of the best artists in the industry
Art Director and co-founder at Art Heroes, Marlon has been a part of some of the world's best teams, from EA.
3D Character Artist and Art Director
Marlon R. Nunez
Daniele is a specialist in collectibles and statues and WACOM ambassador in Italy.
3D Character Artist - Collectibles
Danielo Danko Angelozzi
Fareed is a master of digital humans and character anatomy. He's working remotely as a character artist with some of the top studios.
3D Character Artist - Digital Humans
Fareed Nagy
Josh specializes in VFX pipeline and creates realistic characters as well as diverse creatures. He's highly technical and versatile.
3D Character Artist - Realistic Characters
Josh Wallace
Milton has been working in 3D for over 10 years, from game studios to freelancing. He's contributed to Netflix shows and a lot of titles.
3D Character Artist - Realistic Characters
Milton Fernandez
Character artist and modeler, Alfredo is a year-round instructor at Art Heroes. He is also a talented concept artist and an instructor.
3D Character Artist - Stylized Characters
Alfredo Baro
Our students' feedback
– Art Heroes student
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, I don't regret a single second :)
Terry, Germany
– Art Heroes student
If I could finish with a nice result I think that everyone can. And that's because of the course, which explains perfectly every passage so that fits every kind of level.
The feedbacks from the instructors motivated me to do better and better.
Francesco Gianfreda, Italy
– Art Heroes student
I drastically increased my skills in the time and the structure was fantastic for someone who is working long hours already.
The sculpting sides of things was a 10/10
Christopher Beese, the US
– Art Heroes student
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, Australia
Roy Livne, Israel
It improves your skills in a relatively short period and teaches you a lot.
It was very comprehensive and there is a lot to learn
– Art Heroes student
Kam Yu
Great instruction, good pacing, discounts, extra bonus classes, tool tips, community
I learned quite a few tips that will help me in my future work!
– Art Heroes student
Our students' feedback
Terry, Germany
Art Heroes student 2021
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, I don't regret a single second :)
Josh Linao, Australia
Art Heroes student 2021
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.
Christopher Beese, the US
Art Heroes student 2021
I drastically increased my skills in the time and the structure was fantastic for someone who is working long hours already.
The sculpting side of things was a 10/10.
Francesco Gianfreda, Italy
Art Heroes student 2021
If I could finish with a nice result I think that everyone can. And that's because of the course, which explains perfectly every passage so that fits every kind of level.
The feedbacks from the instructors motivated me to do better and better.
Kam Yu
Art Heroes student
Great instruction, good pacing, discounts, extra bonus classes, tool tips, community
I learned quite a few tips that will help me in my future work!
Roy Livne, Israel
Art Heroes student
It improves your skills in a relatively short period and teaches you a lot.
It was very comprehensive and there is a lot to learn.
PROgRAM REGISTRATIONS
Join today, places are limited
Look out! Registrations close May, 10
(midnight PST)
$2497
Full access
or $227 x 12 months
$2297
$4997
Full access+private mentorship
or $447 x 12 months
$4697
Private bi-weekly sessions of 45-60 min
1:1 on-demand feedback from to your mentor
Everything as in Full Access, plus:
Whats included?
Stylized Character Program ($597 value)

Likeness & Facial Anatomy Program ($997 value)
Unlimited daily forum feedback
ZBrush Fundamentals Program
Bonus 2
Bonus 3
Hard Surface Program
Mentorship sessions every 2 weeks
+All sessions recordings
Bonus 1
Software discounts
Small study group access
Career workshops
Lifetime access to all materials
Program certificate
Private community access
Downloadable Tools
Not sure if it's the right fit? Try the program risk-free for 14 days, and if something doesn't look the way you wanted, ask for a refund.
No questions asked.
Try risk-free for 2 weeks
ART HEROES GUARANTEE
FAQs
Can my employer pay for my studies?
Absolutely. We can provide an official invoice if you want to be reimbursed, or an invoice under your employer name to pay us directly. Reach out to us by email: academy (at) artheroes.co if you need it.
Can I deduct Mentorship as an educational expense from my tax?
Yes, definitely. As you join, reach out to your program coordinator and request it. We will provide an official tax document within 2 days.
When does the program start?
Spring 22 intake starts May, 12.
Is the program live or recorded?
It's both. As a part of your program you will get access to pre-recorded content.
All mentorship is live (you will have access to recordings of the sessions as well)
How do I get feedback on my progress?
Feedback is offered in the private community of the program OR at live sessions. It's given by our instructors based on your progress submissions.
How much time does it take to complete the program?
Best results are always achieved with weekly practice. To complete 3 characters required during the program, estimate 2-3 hours per week plus the time it takes to watch the content (1 hr more).
Are there any payment plans?
You can split your payment in 9 equal parts.
What are program pre-requisites?
The program is beginner-friendly because we all start with a sphere. You will get access to ZBrush Fundamentals Program to get you started.
What kind of projects I will be working on?
You can select any characters: each module of the program has its' own requirements. But essentially, the choice of the project is yours. We want it to be unique.
What software do I need?
ZBrush is the main tool. We use Marmoset and marvelous designer for presentation and a couple of other plugins that you will get access to as a student.
Can I select my mentor?
You will be matched with a mentor depending on your current level, aspirations, and career goals. We do our best to make the best possible match, but if something doesn't work out, you can request a change of mentor.
Is there a certificate at the end of the program?
Yes, you are eligible for a certificate upon course completion and submission of your final project.
What if I can't continue the program (get sick, have family reasons etc)?
We're very understanding and flexible, especially in these times. You will have a chance to restart with a new intake, when we have one, or complete the program at your own pace.
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