Tutorial: Sculpting & Texturing a Chinese Dragon

Learn about the master's sculpting and texturing workflows. 

Zhelong Xu teamed up with Levelup.Digital to discuss his process for creating an intricately designed Chinese dragon from start to finish. The tutorial explains the artist's approach to sculpting and texturing in detail (in Chinese with English subtitles).

The artist discussed working with references, shared personal tips and techniques for sculpting and high-res modeling, talked about texturing in Substance Painter, and more.

First, the artist showed how he approaches the Dynamesh stage and set up the base silhouette. It's the most important stage as you have to figure out the perfect combination of all shapes and make your character look right from every angle. 

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  • 10.5 hours step-by-step video tutorial
  • Narrated in Chinese, with English Subtitles
  • 1080 Resolution
  • Stream video directly

You can learn more and get the tutorial for $15 here. 

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    Tutorial: Sculpting & Texturing a Chinese Dragon