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Skill level
Beginner/Intermediate
Course format
Pre-recorded + live sessions
Build a full portfolio in 9 months and fast-track your career

CHARACTER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

ZBrush
Marmoset
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Assignments
Weekly
Live Q&A
Every 2 weeks
Character Mentorship at a glance
The best way to breakthrough in the industry
New portfolio
pieces
Over the course of the Program, you will create and publish 3 portfolio pieces - realistic and stylized.
All of them vetted by our instructors.
3
Months of art
mentorship
The program lasts for 9 months. All of our students have other jobs and committments, so the program is designed to fit in your life.
9
Hours of content
you can access
You will have access to all of our materials and sessions recordings, lifetime.
200+
Hundreds of successful students
Nathan
Art Heroes student 2021
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 2021
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.
Trinh
Art Heroes student 2021
Just finished my character, I learnt so much through this program, thanks so much to instructors and community members for all feedback, tips and help. It's an honor to be a member of Art Heroes community .
Class starts Spring 2022
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Mentorship Program Timeline
April
April
Program Starts
May
May
Introduction
Get started and meet your peers
Kick-off meeting
Meet your Squad
ZBrush Fundamentals
May-June
May-June
Module 1:
Stylized Characters
Deliverable: Stylized character
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
July-August
July-August
Module 2:
Facial Anatomy and Likeness
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.
September-October
September-October
Module 3:
Graduation Project
Deliverable: A character of your choice
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.
November
November
Career Month
Make your art shine
During the program, you will attend 4 career workshops around portfolio review, job search strategies and personal branding.
December
December
Program Deadline
Deliverables: Full portfolio of 3 characters
Unlimited Access to Mentorship
You're never alone: our tribe of mentors has your back
Group Mentorship
Join small group mentorship sessions every 2 weeks and get deep feedback live.
Forum Feedback
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.
Private Mentorship (optional)
Attend monthly 1:1 sessions with one of our mentors and fast-track your success.
Career Mentorship
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.
The Art Heroes Guarantee

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.
Meet your new favorite Community
When you join us, you're part of the family.
Here's what happens in Art Heroes community - on an ongoing basis.
SQUADS
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.

Fun fact: some squads have become friends for life and traveled to see each other in person.
PRIVATE DISCORD
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

Fun fact: everyone's favorite channel is Brutal Feedback
MEETUPS
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.

Fun fact: once one of our students got a job offer live, right at the meetup.
Our Students Results
We are proud of every single piece our students create.
Juan Puerta Likeness art heroes
Art by Juan Puerta
Woody Harrelson in Zombieland Likeness Study
Danny Trejo Likeness Study Alfredo Vaglieco Likeness Artist Art Heroes Academy
Art by Alfredo Vaglieco
Danny Trejo Likeness Study
Hugo Sena Art Heroes
Art by Hugo Sena
Thusnelda from the show Barbarians
Lars Mikkelsen Likeness Jeff Hansen Art Heroes Likeness program
Art by Jeff Hansen
Lars Mikkelsen Likeness
Nick Fury in UE4 Likeness
Art by Ludovico Totire
Nick Fury in UE4 Likeness Study
Mahershala Ali Likeness Study Razeem Rafeek Likeness Artist
Art by Razeem Rafeek
Mahershala Ali Likeness Study
Art by Milton Fernandez Likeness Artist Art heroes 3d art academy
Art by Milton Fernandez
Javier Tercero likeness art heroes
Art by Javier Tercero
Nick Fury in UE4 Likeness study
Art by Ludovico Totire
Nick Fury in UE4 Likeness study
Art by Joaquin Cossio
Art by Joaquin Cossio
Art by Louis Lo
Art by Louis Lo
Art by Sean Olsen Likeness art Heros
Art by Sean Olsen
Hugo Sena Likeness
Likeness by Hugo Sena
Thusnelda from the show Barbarians
Kam Yu Artwork Likeness
Kam Yu
Kam Yu
Access Career Services
We want to be sure you've got the best possible chances for your next career move
Tune your personal brand
Learn how to showcase your art across all platforms and how to showcase your projects for maximum visibility on social media
Upgrade your CV
Attend a CV workshop and learn what it your professional LinkedIn page should look like, even if you are a beginner artist.
Learn Job Search Strategies
Where to find opportunities and how to apply to the relevant ones.
Pass Art Tests Successfully
Practice doing art tests and learn how to prepare for an interview.
Included with the Program
Save more than $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.
Your pathway
DAY 0
Start from SCRATCH
Start from any level;
You can be an absolute beginner or a young professional.
TERM 1
your best Stylized Character
You will learn workflow, anatomy and master all the tools you need for a successful career in the industry
TERM 2
Create a Likeness
Master facial anatomy: learn all it takes to make realistic humans and digital doubles, while making yours.
TERM 3
Graduate with a job-ready portfolio
Add one more character to your portfolio and get all career support you need to find a job.
Our students' feedback
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, 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.
Josh Linao, Australia
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 sides of things was a 10/10
Christopher Beese, the US
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.
Francesco Gianfreda, Italy
Art Heroes student, 2021
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!

Kam Yu
Art Heroes student, 2021
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, 2021
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Prices and registration
CLASS STARTS THIS SPRING, 2022
SAVE $500 THIS BLACK FRIDAY
GROUP MENTORSHIP

$2497 $1997
or $299 x 9 months
PRIVATE MENTORSHIP

$4990 $4590
or $590 x 9 months
Mentorship sessions in small groups every 2 weeks
+All sessions recordings
Private 1:1 (60 min) art mentorship session every month
+All sessions recordings
Private Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1)
Private group access
Stylized Character Program ($597 value)
Likeness & Facial Anatomy Program ($997 value)
BONUS 1:
Software discounts ($1000+ value)
BONUS 2:
ZBrush Fundamentals Program ($199 value)
Career Workshops and Mentorship
Private Discord Server access
Course certificate
Lifetime access to all materials
Payment plan
(9 equal monthly payments)
JOIN WITH A PAYMENT PLAN
9 monthly payments of $299 each
JOIN WITH PAYMENT PLAN
9 monthly payments of $590 each
ART HEROES GUARANTEE
Try risk-free for 2 weeks
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.

FAQs

When does the program start?
Class 2022 starts early spring. The dates will be announced before February, 15.
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, your 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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