Let’s kick off this new year with some new and exciting stuff from Pablo Munoz G.


Here is this long email in a nutshell:

  • I got a late Christmas present for you
  • A new VDM brush
  • A free update to the materials pack
  • A new in-depth course on ZBrushCore
  • A compilation of more than 300 of my favourite sketches from TinyDailySketch project

And a bunch of things coming up really soon:

  • Like a full breakdown of my Moss Collector project
  • Mentorship program
  • Patreon page
  • and live streams! 

So…. in the spirit of sharing, I want to give you a late Christmas present of two materials with their render projects for ZBrush BPR (please don’t share these as they are only for the awesome people part of the ZBGs newsletter). The two materials projects are also part of a FREE update of materials I made for the ZBrush Materials Form Pack, so if you have purchased the pack before, you’ll get them with the update too:




Here is a fantastic offer for you!! Check out this Workshop from Jesse Sandifer!



After 150+ characters and 17+ years in the industry, Jesse has learned that if you can create something from a 2D concept, you’ll have a good and stable career. If you can take it further and bring it to (virtual) life, then you’ll be considered a Pro.

In this new Sculpting Characters from Concepts workshop, he’ll show you how to follow an approved concept and bring it to glorious 3D life!

“Concept” can be from your internal concept department at work or an external client who wants you to “make this”. The approach is pretty much the same and that’s what the heart of this workshop will be. (The concept is from the great Sean McNally! – Lucas Arts, Blur Studio, Blizzard, Whitemoon Dreams….and Jesse’s sculpt on the right was to show a quick mockup)

This isn’t about “tracing”, it’s about visual analysis, and using techniques to translate what you see and give them true form.

***This is purely the announcement of the workshop. He’s started this PRE-ORDER now for those interested. You pay nothing until he actually starts delivering videos. That’s kind of how this works! FEBRUARY 1, the workshop will launch! All the videos will be announced via updates made to the product page (sent via email)

In an effort to encourage you to pre-order, Jesse is going to give ONE of you a FREE copy of the workshop. So once the workshop launches, he’ll do a random pick of all the workshop members.****

Plus, signing up now for the one-time payment of $59 gives you a huuuuge discount off what will eventually be around $100+ for those who join after pre-order. Compared to other full length workshops out there, this is super cheap (trust me)….SO SIGN UP TODAY!

He’ll be releasing the videos in segments so you can all pace yourselves a bit and enjoy the process***

Check out all the juicy details on the link https://gumroad.com/a/396014707

XMDSource is almost done!


This will be an extension of the ToolBox so that you can download all new brushes and old brushes right inside the ToolBox!


The Life-Time membership will increase in price as soon as we release, which will hopefully be next week.

Some more exciting news is that we are starting the MacOS version of the ToolBox immediately after this XMDSource release.

While Edric works on the Mac version, I will be hard at work on the Book. This book is going to be awesome and it will be available to ALL XMD Members for free! (EBook version)

I will also be releasing a members only brush set this weekend. This is a stylized fur set. This has been highly requested, so I am creating it!

To celebrate this and give you an opportunity, you can grab the Life-Time at 30% off right now.  This sale is only for the next 72 hours. So hurry!


Click on the link to find out what you get with XMD!

JROTools – Substance Masters Update



All videos can now be streamed directly on Gumroad.
MossyRock Zip Files have been split up into 3 parts to make it easier to download.
An unedited 3 hour version of the WoolKnit has been added as zip as well as streaming video.
Time-lapse videos of all creation videos has been uploaded to youtube,
The artists for Substance Masters Vol.1 was interviewed by 80.lvl,
read the article here – https://80.lv/articles/substance-masters-give-material-advice/

Also I have gotten a lot of requests for comments and thoughts to be added to the creation videos, it would of course be hard to actually make a 11 hour tutorial, especially without increasing the price ten times over, but I’m looking into getting at least some comments and thoughts in text for important parts of the videos for the next volume.

Substance Master Vol.1 – https://gum.co/OTAHK
Product preview – https://www.artstation.com/jronn
Questions & Feedback – https://www.facebook.com/JonasDigitalArt/

Fur Brush Unwrapped – Update


*Update – Fur Brush Unwrapped older version fix

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve added a zip file that contains a workaround fix for people using older versions of Zbrush

The zip file contains an fbx with all the subtools for the brushes, as well as pdf instructions on how to make them into an IMM brush. Use this if you haven’t updated to the latest version (4r8 p2) as zbrush doesn’t allow backwards compatibility.

Download it here – https://gum.co/eCXHB

Thank you all for supporting my work 🙂

IMM Fingers & Toes By Joao Sousa


I hope this message finds you well.

I just want to let you know that I’ve just updated IMM Fingers. It is now called IMM Fingers & Toes, and yes, it comes with toes now 🙂

This brush was made to help you speed up your workflow when blocking out your character and I really hope it helps you during your projects.

Be reminded that this brush was created using Zbrush 4R8 P2, so you won’t be able to use it if you’re using older versions of Zbrush.

Please follow this link to download the brush:


If there’s any feedback you would like to share or critique, please let me know! I will be more than happy to help you out. 🙂 I want to make it as good as you expect it to be.

Thank you all for your kind words with the previous version of IMM Fingers. I was completely blown away by the amount of people that downloaded it!

Redbeard Tutorials 30% off!


Hello hello!

Ever heard of OTHER Cyber Monday? Well, you have now! Because it’s today Redbeard-ites! So that means all of my courses are 30% off for 24 hours starting right now this very minute.

For any newbies – The Intro Course!

For you not-so-newbies – Advanced course 1 or Advance course 2!

Or if you just want to give better high fives – the Hand Tutorial!

As the year comes to a close, I want to thank you for all the support you’ve thrown my way. It’s not easy balancing a side hustle with all the other stuff, but I’m trying my best to keep at it because it’s nice to connect with other artists and be in the flow of it together. Appreciate all of you, and expect new content at the beginning of next year! (You can always email me at mattthorup@gmail.com if you have ideas for tutorials you’d like to see!)


The Redbeard
Matt Thorup