Due to the COVID-19 emergency and knowing that some of us ( Me and my Girlfriend included) are in isolation and we have been recommended not to go out, I decided to help the community releasing part of my content for free.
One of the things we can do to take advantage of this global emergency is to take the time to learn or improve our skills, which will serve useful on a long term for most of us.  And this is a recommendation from me, please don’t hoard and don’t go out if you have symptoms. 

This series was originally released on PATREON but I will make it free for all of the people interested. I will put at the end of this page the list of all the Patrons that make this series possible. Remember to share if you want to support the series too, and if you are able to, support the channel as we may be approaching complex times for our industry.
This work is under the copyrights of the UK law  and the Bernie Convention

LEGENDARY PATREON SUPPORTERS

BeomHee Lee – Tino Latzko – James Hawkes

Donna Rudd – Edson – Genie – Harnick Atur – David Hannah – zeng – EriLee
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GROOM FUNDAMENTALS ©

This is a recompilation of my own perception and theories about groom, I developed my theory while working on Maleficent 2 (Copyrights are owned by Disney) in which I decided to divide the groom structure into 3 main areas.  If you have any request, doubt or recommendation please put it on the comments at the bottom of the page.

This series pretends to be software independent, you will see that XGEN and HOUDINI are being used so far but it’s possible that we will see the techniques in ORNATRIX and YETI. Some of the techniques are easier to use on some softwares, but others are trickier to use too. You will have the possibility to make use of it on the software that you want.

FLOW

This is the general perception of the macro structure of the groom, influenced by the external forces and behavior of the subject.

CLUMPS

Groups of hair that generate the mid levels of detail on the groom, from big clumps to the smaller group of at least 2 hairs.

PER STRAND

This is on hair level, each hair has different characteristics that define the micro level, but can overwrite the macro levels too.

This process is a top to bottom structure, taking the flow as the macro growth and behaviors of the subject to the micro level on a FLOW -> BIG CLUMPS -> SMALL CLUMPS -> PER STRAND order. 

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01 – Flow

02 – Clump Profile

03 – Clump Systems

04 – Clump by Clump

05 – Clump Modifiers

06 – Clump Mask vs Tightness

07 – Clump Breakup by Noise

This series will continue by week, and new lessons will be updated. Please share and comment if you like them. And if you are able to, support our channel. 

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ACTIVE PATRONS SUPPORTERS

BeomHee Lee – Tino Latzko – James Hawkes – Donna Rudd – Edson – Genie – Harnick Atur – David Hannah – zeng – EriLee – Nelson – jean paul alarcon parada – Tarkan Sarim – Castiblanco3D – Omar Hernández – Olivier Beaugrand – Christine Darlington – Stephen Davidson – Ikuya Furuta – Kelley Williams – olivia – Dwayne – James Mauger – Dominic Alderson – Gabriel Lopes de Menezes – Mitch Sirois – Léa Peirano – Vinicius Tokue – YaLing Li – Bharti K Harale – Mason Baxter – Michael Clavan – Yong Hwan Kim – Arabella Balazs-Ashman – Jan Panther – JingLong Wu – Marie Schindler – David Clabaugh – katarina perez – Paul Scheepers – 기현 류 – Guy Eithan Hirsh – Kyle Phan – Pirmin Zdebski – Jayna Pavlin – juice – Julian Chinchilla – lucas amaral – Marcos Palante – Rick Pimentel – Simur Diera – Andre Holzmeister – lee won seok – Lina Rosenowski – Bryan Deemer – Lev – Redford – Chaz Trammell – Victoria Cuneo – 성은 ê¹€ – Henrik Linnes – Juan Gil – Bor Arroyo – Charles Ellison – Denis – Dmytro Teslenko – Hendrik Claessen – Maximiliano Kossyrczyk – Nicolas vercruyssen – Sofie Trigo Wagner – Wenjie Wu – Yuke Xie – Ahmed – Anton – Chloe Roberts – Joe Weidenbach – John Flath – max chapman – OddBall – Tsung Chun Han – Alexander Breitfeld – Iván Moreno – leandro sakami – Max – Mercedes Vorwahlner – Belinda Sandberg – elephant vfx – RexPan – æ²… 潘 – Christian Major – Ken Finlayson – Micah Rodney – สงติ สุขเจริญ – Casey Reuter – Eduardo Borja – Imuri – Nina Haftka – sova – Christopher Rutledge – Charlotte Taff – Daniel Baldenegro – MOMOKO OKABE – SciMunk – Aerys Bat – Anastasia Bulgakova – AndreaHarriet – Galal Badr – hyeongjin choi – Iván Pérez Camacho – Jacqueline Tse – Jordan Carter – Leonel Perez – Paloma A Punto Efe – Paul Sheehy – Wang Tao – Walter Bosse – PowSmackBlam – Alex Portilla – Andrew Fite – Marco – Marinho Silva – Marko Chulev – N – Zoe Caudron – Alexis Franco – Arun Mathew – Thomas Rackl – angiemon – Laura Karbauskaite – lichieleech – Makena – Miroslaw Paczkowski – Nicholas Devos – Rajitha Naranpanawa – Thomas Harrison – Wate Chen – Zagan – Christian Symor – Salesforce Studios – Stanislav Klabik – Kevin Harkness – David Monteiro – Francis – Ganymede3D – jzf – Shimura Akito – Sibin Aćimović – Steven Song – thatpinktee – Tiago Dias – Tim Bowser – Yingkang Luo – Manuel Huertas Marchena – Aohmai – Baptiste Collay – chris asquith – Elise Fedoroff – KahZhun – Lucas Jean Pierre – Magnus Møller – nick_rutlinh_3d – Stanislav Paponov – Georg Schneider – Andrew – annmarie koenig – Blaz Slivnik – Chathamas Santiparp – DOMINIQUE COCO – Eric – Fede Ginab – Jorge Dìaz Castillo – Kory Victor-Bell – Kristy Tsai – parkjihwan – Reni Dlouhy – rpdacosta . – sundos Alriffi – Yen-Ku Lai – Sang Dinh – Aly Farroukh – Aniket raj – Brian Foley – Cherrie Tsoi – Csaba Kanal – Dealan Lipka – enzo – Felipe Formoso – Ginanjar Noviawan – Hilda Azucena Martinez Vazquez – Irina Egorova – Kapil Choutmol – Ken Oshikawa – Lowell Higgins III – Nassr – Natasha – Randy Nelsen – Seth Tuladhar – Tesha Bachman – The Poisoned Artist – 欣徳 å ¤ – Javier Alcaraz – Andrew Neil C – bastien ramisse – Chris Nichols – Garry Cleaver – Ivan Cherganov – Jamie Mills – Laura – luca – Mattias J – Miles Cheng – Tony – fabian rosales – Operator – Alejandro Bravo Gallego – Kaya – Robert Smith – Matthew L. 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Stoehr – Alvaro Letelier – ariaxu – AroWang – balakp – Carina Bichler – Ciprian – drei yip – Eddee Horsey – José Mauro Lobão – Ken Stewart – Marcelo Laborda – Marianne Riis Blæsbjerg – Martin Krol – Phoebe Hurst – Raphaël Leroy – traipop thongbai – Tumi Tlailane – whogroomer – Олег Божко – Félix – Roiliz Betancourt – Diego Jimenez – Mads Thøgersen – Andre Demetrio Art – Adam McMahon – Alexia Vannia Moreno Obando – Alienor_BdV – Baptiste Lemaire – danazeng – Danny – Daphné Bonneau – Elsa Vigier – Emmery – Eugene Gittsigrat – Fernando Fragoso Arizmendi – Freya – Hanno Hagedorn – Hsin-Yu Kao – Jamie Stone – Kailyn Beecher – Kiana Bowen – Mayank – minsu yun – Pedro Vilas – Philip Billones – Tomas Kral – Victor Trovato – Vytautas Sarapinas – Владимир Урядов – Neil Roberts – Duc Nguyen – spinn06 – 波士 刘 – Douglas Fernandes – Katherine Grubb – David Villegas – Lauren Sanson – Leo Liao – Ann Uzhovska – ArtoBlaq – Austin Royall – Bianca Crichigno – Bjarmi Sæmundsson – Catja Larsson – Christopher Lee – Daisuke Sakamoto – Emily – Erik Malvarez – Eugene Fokin – Fareed Nagy – Gabriel Arnold – Gitonga Kariithi – Ignacio Bolaños – James Doyle – Julie Beliveau – Julien Cusson – Ksiva Priyan – Laura Sirvent Collado – Layla Viscu – Maria Lerma – mark william – Michael Jarratt – Miriam Raya Garcìa – Paul Adams – Phil McNagny – Philipp Kaufhold – Pvlis – Ricky Costabile Monti – Robin Isola – Sakura Conejo – Steve Hubbard – Takahiro Mizuno – Teresa Park – Tyler Flar – Vitali Iakovlev – vivek prabhu