with Ryan Kingslien



Class Overview

This is an on-demand, self-paced class with 9 modules. Each module contains recorded tutorials with demonstrations and explanations. You’ll spend around six to nine hours a week sculpting and resculpting your work and going through the exercises assigned.

In this course, you’ll learn how to sculpt the idealized face by applying Ryan Kingslien’s Digital Sculpting Method. Whether you are new to ZBrush or looking to refresh your skills, Ryan Kingslien will walk you through an approach to ZBrush that will distinguish you as a Pro and help you avoid making the mistakes of an Amateur.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Format: Standard
  • Duration: 9 Module + Lifetime Access
  • Lecture Type: Self Paced + 5 Week Live session
  • Assignments: Deadlines each week
  • Feedback: Live, weekly Q&A

What You’ll Learn

Ryan will teach you how to sculpt the idealized face by applying the Digital Sculpting Method, a unique approach to sculpting in ZBrush.

He will highlight how to: establish the foundation of the face, structure facial features, connect the nose to the facial plane and understand the neck and shoulders.

You’ll be able to sculpt a full bust by applying a thoughtful and professional method.

By The End Of The Course, You’ll:

  • Know how to approach the structure problem
  • Be able to work with the fat of the face, neck, and shoulders
  • Understand how to work with different levels of facial structure
  • Be able to sculpt hair and skin pores and wrinkles


I remember you always say:
Passion, effort, perseverance. Keep going!

John Qiu

I have tried to sculpt some skulls before
but now I realize I was never even close. : )

Herman Carlsson

Facial Structure

  • Address the Structure Problem
  • Establish the facial foundation and reverse engineer face planes
  • Sculpt second and third level facial planes
  • Sculpt facial planes from scratch

Facial Features

Work on the:

  • Structure of the Eye
  • Structure of the Mouth
  • Structure of the Nose

The Rest of the Face

  • Connect the Nose to the Facial Plane
  • Sculpt the Eyebrows
  • Sculpt the Ears


Work on a:

  • Sculpting exercise to practice structure
  • Sculpting exercise for male
  • Sculpting exercise for females

Neck & Shoulders

  • Understand the Structure of the Neck and Shoulders
  • Work on Structure of the Neck & Shoulders


  • Sculpt the Skull
  • Refine the Face
  • Refine Features


Work on the:

  • Fat of Face
  • Fat of Neck
  • Fat of Shoulders


  • Sculpt Pores
  • Sculpt Wrinkles


  • A new approach


I am amazed by how much time I'm able to trim down
after learning the process and practicing in the last few days.
Awesome! 😀

Ryan, thanks for the great course!

Eric Chan

I really like this process
and I'm trying to sculpt one face,
or at least the structure, once a day.
Yes, I'm in love with the rake brush.

Lorenzo Procentese
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Digital Sculptor

Ryan Kingslien

Artist, motivator, and teacher, Ryan is known to ignite the spark in people with his teachings and humor. Also known as an Anatomy Guru and ZBrush Teacher he has taught more than 25,000 students across the globe.

An artist himself and lifelong learner,Ryan shares his life experiences and lessons with all his students through webinars, writings, and video lessons. He is a programmer, a writer, a digital artist, a traditional artist, a devoted husband and father of two lovely kids.

Ryan is the CEO and founder of one of the first online schools for Digital and Traditional Arts — Game Art Institute, ZBrush Workshops, and UArtsy — where he has taught his artistic strategies and techniques to hundreds of thousands of people.

Ryan was also part of the the team which brought groundbreaking software “ZBrush” back in the day.

 Instructors Gallery


Now I can say I understand better the structure of the face.
Thanks, Ryan, for this course. It's amazing!!

Marc Font Ollé

I signed up for this course because I'm looking to go to the next level,
learn the foundations, the structure, all of the things that I need to improve my work.

Álvaro Leal Flores

Ryan, I wanted to say that I'm really enjoying your technique.
It makes it easier to understand what to do for me now.

Salvatore Ditrani

I am taking your course because I would like to
be able to sculpt realistic portraits for jewelry applications.
... I am so glad you made this course. Thank you!

Jessica Behzad

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