Your first 3D Character in 7 days
Toony Characters
Concept by Mila Useche
New program
Create your first cartoon character in 7 days
New program
Create your first cartoon character in 7 days
Software
Zbrush
+
Beginner,
Intermediate
Skill level
Optional
Feedback
7 days
Duration
Pre-recorded, join anytime
Course format
Marmoset
Photoshop
What’s in it for me?
Take your very first steps as a 3D character artist by creating a piece everyone will fall in love with.

Complete only one module per day and achieve the results you’ll be proud of.
From zero to a portfolio piece in 7 days.
By the end of the Program you will
  • Create a fully finished character
  • Go through complete character workflow
  • Improve your sculpting techniques
  • Read concept like you should on the job
  • Understand textures and rendering
  • Get experience of working under deadline
  • Have an appealing piece to add to your portfolio
  • Understand your areas for improvement as a character artist
Art Heroes student, Ireland
Ben was very knowledgeable and was clear and concise. The course was easy to follow and to understand. This course helped me push my skills further and helped me create a character in a short amount of time than I have in the past. I learned a lot of new things including a marmoset toolbag to give my render a nicer look
James Heneghan
Art Heroes student, Canada
I had a lot of fun! This is a great course for those looking to build upon their fundamental ZBrush knowledge and equip themselves with the tools to start creating their own cool-looking characters. With only 1 week to complete, it felt like the right level of challenge without being too simple or too overwhelming. A fantastic place to begin your 3d character portfolio!
Nathan Gardner
Here’s what our students say
Here’s what our students say
Nathan
Art Heroes student, Canada
I had a lot of fun! This is a great course for those looking to build upon their fundamental ZBrush knowledge and equip themselves with the tools to start creating their own cool-looking characters. With only 1 week to complete, it felt like the right level of challenge without being too simple or too overwhelming. A fantastic place to begin your 3d character portfolio!
James Heneghan
Art Heroes student, Ireland
Ben was very knowledgeable and was clear and concise. The course was easy to follow and to understand. This course helped me push my skills further and helped me create a character in a short amount of time than I have in the past. I learned a lot of new things including a marmoset toolbag to give my render a nicer look
Rendering
- Render in ZBrush
Day 7
Posing
- Work on a pose to bring your character to life
Day 6
Texturing
- Texture your creature to give it that extra shazam!
Day 5
Polypainting
- Master the basics of UV and Poly Painting
Day 4
Refining
- Dig into the details of body, head and props
Day 3
Secondary Blockout
- Work on the head, body plates, wings and props
Day 2
Introduction + Primary Blockout
- Focusing on body and limbs
Day 1
Program day-by-day
Make your character portfolio ready with Marmoset and Photoshop
Bonus
by Benjamin Kim
by Isabella Sina
Our Students Results
We are proud of every single piece our students create.
by Nadia Carmona
by Adrianna Dolowska
by Nathan Gardner
by James Heneghan
by Dominique Mowius
by Isabella Sina
by Benjamin Kim
by Adrianna Dolowska
by Nadia carmona
by Dominique Mowius
by James Heneghan
by Nathan Gardner
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
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
  • You installed Zbrush and bought a tablet, but YouTube tutorials have created a mess in your head and you need a step-by-step guide that delivers results.

  • You’ve already learned Zbrush basics but you don’t feel confident in creating something worthwhile on your own.

  • You already know the Zbrush basics well, but you constantly fail to complete your projects and you want to finally create a piece you’re proud to put in your portfolio.

  • You know how to create characters, but you don’t understand how to create them quickly, and you’re looking for an A to B to C formula.

  • You are already an experienced artist in another field, but you want to create cartoon characters, try your hand at a new style and explore a new niche.
Who is this for?
Program Instructor
We're proud to bring you the expertise of some of the best artists in the industry
A 3D character artist and Art Heroes instructor, Ben (the UK/Netherlands) enjoys exploring new techniques and explaining the most complex concepts in simple terms. His passion is stylized characters, and in his free time, he streams and sculpts.”
PROgRAM REGISTRATIONS
Join today, limited offer at this price
$247
Full access
$47
$547
Full access + Instructor feedback
$147
Access to 1:1 career advisor
Program certificate
Optional: feedback via forum
Private student community access
Complete pre-recorded course content in full HD
Whats included?
+ Access special student discounts for software and tools
Access to a personal Career Advisor
Bonus 3
Art heroes student discounts on tools and software
Bonus 2
Make your character portfolio-ready with our lookdev module
Bonus 1
FAQs
When does the program start?
You can join anytime. The program runs on a rolling basis. You'll get access immediately and can start right away.
Is the program live or recorded?
All videos are pre-recorded, feedback is offered via student forum (optional).
How do I get feedback on my progress?
If you choose the feedback option, the program instructor will answer your questions and comment on your progress via studen forum. If you choose the no feedback option, you can get support from other students in our private Discord community.
Is the program fit for total beginners?
Yes. We provide free access to our Zbrush Fundamentals Starter version program to learn basics if needed. The duration of the program can be extended for you.
Is the program suitable for experienced artists?
Yes. If you choose your character you will enjoy the challenge of creating something completely new in toony Style.
Can I choose my character?
Yes. If you feel confident in ZBrush you can choose your character. For total beginners, we recommend following the videos and creating the beetle.
Is there a certificate at the end of the program?
Yes. As soon as you complete the program and submit your project, you'll be able to get a certificate.
What if I can’t finish the course on time (get sick, have family reasons etc)?
We’re very understanding and flexible, especially in these times. You’ll have lifetime access to all materials and can finish anytime, but to get a certificate you still need to submit your project.