Hard Surface
Character Mastery
Step-by-step live program on creating a hard surface creature in Blender
Intake starts 16 Jan, 2023
Artwork by
Max Puliero
new
Software
+
Intermediate, Advanced
Skill level
Unlimited feedback via private Discord
Feedback
Weekly live workshops + bi-weekly Q&A sessions
Course format
Due on weekly basis
Assignments
lifetime access to all the recordings
Recordings
10 weeks
Duration
Unreal Engine
Maya
Blender
Whether you envision yourself creating robotic creatures, or hybrid characters equipped with armory, upgrading that final quality is essential to have your art noticed. That's our goal.
Hard Surface characters can do amazing things for your portfolio.
It's not just about helping you create your unique style.
It's not about teaching you how to concept in 3D.
It's not even making you excel at texturing and lookdev.

It's about showing you can master any piece with hard surface elements, and do it at a AAA-level.
Whether you're already confident with organic sculpting, environment, props or vehicles.
There is an opportunity you might be missing.
Maybe you are a hard surface modeler looking for a next step. We've got your back.
Over the course of 10 weeks, you will be taken through a full process of hard surface character creation.

You will start by working on a concept that excites you. Being your own art director, you will learn to make a judgement on aesthetics and mechanics.

Working with our mentors and your new professional community of other artists, you will be taking your piece to the next level, day by day.
We'll get you all the knowledge, pipeline and feedback you need to produce this absolutely best piece in your portfolio.

There are no secrets. The main one is structured knowledge and trusting the process. No matter what is your starting point, you'll be a hundred miles further by the end of the journey. You will model, texture, render and showcase a hard surface character you're proud of.
Versatile artists get most attention and opportunities
BECOME A HARD SURFACE MASTER IN 10 WEEKS - AND GET THE SKILLS YOU will use IN ANY PROJECT
YOUR HARD SURFACE ARTIST JOURNEY IS JUST ABOUT TO GET STARTED
IS IT THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?
Artwork by
Max Pulliero
If you're starting out as a Junior 3D Artists, love hard surface creatures, we'd love to have you on board. This program requires basic Blender knowledge, but even if you are new to it, we'll help you close the gap.
JUNIOR ARTISTS
Working on environments, vehicles, or anything else within 3D universe? Awesome, you've got a great platform to transition to hard surface characters and use this knowledge to level-up as an artist in general.
3D PROFESSIONALS
Been mostly working on organic characters? Add more versatility to your skillset, get (even) more comfortable with blender and polish your techniques. Bonus: new opportunities from the overlap of organic and mechanical worlds.
CHARACTER ARTISTS
Program week-by-week
Live classes and Q&A sessions covering all the tools and techniques
Full Process in 10 weeks
A hands-on approach from a professional artist to the hard surface modeling
Program Instructor
We're proud to bring you the expertise of some of the best artists in the industry
Max is a professional artist with 15+ years of experience, owner of Gugen Studio inc. studio in Tokyo Japan working with major companies in Japan such as Konami, Square Enix, etc.

Max works on some of the most successful Japanese franchises such as the Metal Gear series and Dark Souls 3.
Instructor's gallery
Max Puliero
Artwork by student
Program Flow
Join weekly live workshops (2h each 10 weeks) or watch the recordings, share progress files and get feedback on a special Discord channel.

Watch and practice
01
Join live group Q&A sessions with instructor every 2 weeks. The standard group is about 30 students. "Max's group" is up to 10.
Join Live Q&As
02
You can revisit and watch the recordings any time to refresh your knowledge (or maybe - make another character following the same steps!)
Get a ready portfolio piece
03
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
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Our students' feedback
– 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.
Roy Livne, Israel
– Art Heroes student
I learned a lot, so I think it is super recomendable. The workflow and the constant correction of the instructor has given me another view of my work process.
Julio Padula, Argentina
– Art Heroes student
I drastically increased my skills in the time and the structure was fantastic for someone who is working long hours already.
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
Our students' feedback
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.
Josh Linao, Australia
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.
Julio Padula, Argentina
Art Heroes student
I learned a lot, so I think it is super recomendable. The workflow and the constant correction of the instructor has given me another view of my work process.
Christopher Beese, the US
Art Heroes student
I drastically increased my skills in the time and the structure was fantastic for someone who is working long hours already.
Prices and registration
Join today, places are limited
Choose a plan that's right for you.
$1597
Full access
or $99 x 12 months
$997
$2597
Full access+MaX'S group
or $199 x 12 months
$1997
Access small group mentorship w/Max Puliero
All as in full access +
Access to the live workshops
Bi-weekly group Q&A sessions
Final project review with your instructor
Software Discounts valued at $1000
Program certificate
Private Discord Server access
Downloadable Tools
Unlimited feedback via private community
Group Q&A sessions
every 2 weeks
+ All sessions recordings
Full Program step-by-step in High-quality HD videos
Whats included?
Access to Art Heroes Squads program - networking opportunity with other artists
Lifetime access to all materials
Software Discounts
Bonus 1
Career Launchpad Program
Bonus 2
Lifetime access to regularly updating collection of workshops on building your portfolio, CV and career opportunities as a 3D Artist
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.
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