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Demystifying Substance Designer

with Christophe Desse

In this lecture, Christophe Desse demonstrates how he uses the powerful node based texturing system of Substance Designer to efficiently generate textures for his 3D…
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Figure Fundamentals Volume 3

with Van Arno

In this lecture, Van Arno focuses on head proportions and the basic building blocks of female head construction. Working from a live model, techniques are…
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Creating an Epic Matte Painting Shot

with Igor Staritsin

This thorough lecture and demonstration, by a leading industry artist, will aid artists of all levels interested in achieving professional results in their work.
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3D Creature Design

with Luis Carrasco

In this lecture, Luis Carrasco will use a combination of Photoshop, Zbrush, and Keyshot to take a simple sketch to a fully-rendered concept.
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Substance Designer, Texture Creation

with Rogelio Olguin

Rogelio Olguin will introduce the basics of texture creation with Substance Designer. He goes over his techniques and workflow for creating simple tools that combine…
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Scripting Fundamentals, Volume 1

with Mike Harris

The ultimate goal of this demonstration is to give the student a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding as to what the code is doing,…
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Interview with Terryl Whitlatch

Terryl Whitlatch is considered to be one of the top creature designers and animal anatomists working in the field today. […]

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community forum image challenge

2D Contest: Angel of Death

Winner: Madame Brouillard

3D Contest: Mechanical Eye

Winner: JustinSlick

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Enter the Contest and Win!

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 titles (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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