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Environment Design for Film

with Maciej Kuciara

For artists interested in learning how 2D and 3D have come to co-exist in the field concept design, this demonstration offers a valuable resource executed…
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Creating Believable 3D Environments

with Seth Thompson

Seth shares his industry proven techniques that will help develop your environment creation workflow including design, composition, modeling, sculpting, texturing, lighting and rendering.
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Performance & Acting: Creating Believable Characters

with In-Ah Roediger

This title will help you refine your skills as In-Ah shares her techniques for creating reference, shot planning, blocking, polish and lip-sync.
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3D Character Design: Sculpt, Model, Render

with Josh Herman

For those interested in the art of character design and character modeling, this titles offers an opportunity to watch how 3D tools can be used…
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3D Creature Design: Alien Rock Grubber

with Jerad S. Marantz

Jerad shares his years of experience in this thorough lecture and demostration on Creature Design, Sculpting and Painting in ZBrush, Keyshot and Photoshop
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Design Techniques for 3D Concept Art

with Gavriil Klimov

In this DVD, Gavriil Klimov guides us through his pipeline and workflow to create sci-fi 3D concept design using 3ds Max, Keyshot and Photoshop.
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Interview with David Finch

GW: Hi Dave, Please tell us a little bit about your Job and what you do. DF: Currently I’m a […]

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2D Contest: Mad Max - Character Study

Winner: Jumper

3D Contest: Plasma Rifle

Winner: Stalio

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Every month we create new 2D and 3D challenges. Winners receive up to 25 titles of their choice from the Gnomon Workshop library. Good luck! Contest Details

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About the Image Challenge

Online communities have proven to be an amazing resource for artists. The Gnomon Workshop has had the unique opportunity to inspire, motivate and train artists from all walks of life and all around the globe, and our forum is a great place for you to share your work with other artists who have a passion for learning and community.

Every month we create a new challenge based on specific themes. Our judges select four winners from the 2D Concept and 3D Concept categories (8 total), who will receive up to 25 Gnomon Workshop DVDs (winners get to choose of course)!

What criteria are used to pick the winner?

The winners are chosen based on our judges' personal criteria, however we often award prizes to artists whose CONCEPTS or IDEAS are excellent, regardless of technical execution. While first place awards tend to bias to a combination of concept AND technical merit, we often choose winners who show POTENTIAL. We love to see new artists emerge, and this is a good way to give artists exposure while rewarding them for their talents.

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Their professors – and founders – are people who truly inspire. They don’t just teach the ‘how to’ – they give you context, understanding and expectations of ‘how to on the job’. Theirs is a practical approach to actually working in film, video and gaming. It’s that amazing ideal, where art and making a living peacefully co-exist. You can certainly become a successful working artist without Gnomon, but with their pedigree, placement stats, culture and track record, why take that chance? — JJ Abrams, CEO, Bad Robot Productions, Director Star Trek, Super 8

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