Mentorship

About computer graphics zen academy

About Cgzen

Cgzen was founded in 2013 by Martin Punchev and is the first school for digital arts for the entertainment industry in Bulgaria.

Cgzen’s goal is to produce high quality educational programs to give artists and designers the tools they need to succeed in their careers. The company is involved In helping out and building a strong art community in Bulgaria and is in partnership with many local businesses as well as international brands like Wacom.

Mentorship programs

Students have the opportunity to learn onsite or online, work together with industry professionals, receive valuable feedback and watch the instructors paint on top of their own assignments.

Character Design For Production


cgzen-character-design-course-banner-square

Duration: 10 weeks
Language: BULGARIAN and ENGLISH
Description:
Learn all the basics that you need in order to start your adventure in the world of character design. By watching lectures and doing you weekly assignments you will learn how to give visual shape to your ideas, starting from silhouette sketches all the way to finished design. This educational program gives you the 2d and 3d skills with which you can bring to life your characters as part of a computer game, 3d print for toys or animation. This is 10 weeks course with Martin Punchev, during which you will develop your confidence in drawing, painting and sculpting characters.

Lesson Plan

Essential Zbrush


cgzen-zbrush-course-banner-square

Duration: 8 weeks
Language: BULGARIAN
Description:
Learn all the basics that you need in order to start your adventure in the world of character design. By watching lectures and doing you weekly assignments you will learn how to give visual shape to your ideas, starting from silhouette sketches all the way to finished design. This educational program gives you the 2d and 3d skills with which you can bring to life your characters as part of a computer game, 3d print for toys or animation. This is 10 weeks course with Martin Punchev, during which you will develop your confidence in drawing, painting and sculpting characters.

Lesson Plan

What to expect

Lots of content, lots of critiques, lots of new friends.

Fields of study are digital sculpting, character design and toy design for the entertainment industry.

Tutorials

The tutorials are bite sized training at an affordable price. They teach you certain foundation principles, workflows or personal techniques on various subjects.



modeling hair for games using zbrush and 3dsmax

Hair Pipeline for Games

Bulgarian English



design stylized characters using zbrush and photoshop

Sketching stylized characters

Bulgarian English



creature sculpting and design in zbrush

Sculpt and design creatures

Bulgarian English



hard surface modeling and design in zbrush

Hard surface design in Zbrush

Bulgarian English



introduction to the zmodeler brush

Introduction to Zmodeler

Bulgarian English



mastering the insert, curve, tripart and nanomesh brush in Zbrush

Mastering Insert Brushes

Bulgarian English