Forgive the negativity, but I'm fading away (again). After putting in a concentrated effort (for me) for the past few weeks, I find that I just cannot get the hang of ZBrush. This goes back to last August and I have about sixteen images after who knows how many dozens of hours. Some of those I like, but most were a result of lucky accidents.
Maybe I'm not right-brained enough, or something. It is a unique and amazing program and I marvel at the works posted here, but I seem to lack something when it comes to trying to figure out how any of those images were done. My expectations are no doubt much higher than my talent, because I can whip stuff out reasonably easy in other graphics programs. It's damned frustrating to work for hours trying to find the touch without producing anything worthwhile.
The human head is what gives me the most fits. I'm posting my only saved head. Now if someone says it nice, I thank you, but, with so many attempts under my belt, this isn't much better than the very first head I made.
When someone that has had the demo for a week posts an image more advanced than anything I've done in nine months, I am envious, jealous, amazed and my forehead hurts from banging it on my keyboard. So, after ranting this long, I'll stop and wait for the next comeback, but beware... the last time I came back, ZAcademy closed two days later.