ZBrush is most powerful digital sculpting software available today. Taught in a cutting-edge digital lab with Wacom tablets, artists will explore the digital sculpting tools and techniques used by fine artists, illustrators, and entertainment industry professionals, to realize their three-dimensional artistic vision. Whether the aim is to create digital sculpture for renders, 3D printing or reference. Participants will develop a solid foundational understanding of Zbrush in order to sculpt and render an original concept during the workshop. This workshop is a good choice for artists who may currently work in two or three-dimensional mediums with minimal to zero experience with digital sculpture.
Ben Sowards is an artist and illustrator whose diversified portfolio includes official portraiture, coin design for the United States Mint and well-loved illustrated works including Christmas Oranges, A Christmas Dress for Ellen, Asleep on the Hay: A Dustbowl Christmas and the popular YA Fantasy Series Leven Thumps. Digital sculpture using brush is a essential element of all areas of his work. When he is not working on his own projects, he is teaching others at Southern Utah University, where he has directed the Illustration Program since 2001. His students have received national recognition from the Society of Illustrators and have found success in the entertainment and publishing industries. He takes great pride in their achievements and looks for any opportunities to help them in their pursuits. Ben completed his graduate and undergraduate studies at Laguna College of Art and Design (MFA) and Brigham Young University (BFA).