Create a realistic alien with ZBrush in 11 easy steps

The first thing I do before creating a character is to look for references to inspire me. This is a mental process: the more you look at pictures, things in nature, movies and the work of others, the greater your mental reference will be.

From there you should begin to gather ideas on how to start modelling your project. When making a character, it’s particularly important to collect anatomical references - both human and animal - so that you can make sure you’ve got the proportions correct. This is important even when designing an alien creature.

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