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The Techniques of Neville Page 4

Rendering Flesh

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In this lecture, Neville leads you methodically through the process of creating a wet, fleshy creature. First emphasizing the importance of reference, the properties of fleshy surfaces are deconstructed. Neville teaches how to create custom brushes by sampling from an image, how to define the diffuse, specular and translucent qualities of flesh, and he also provides a thorough reflectivity demonstration. Leaving little to chance or guesswork, through process and technique, Neville illustrates the ways in which he achieves his character’s disturbingly real skin textures.

  • Photo Reference
  • Reflective Surfaces
  • Making a Brush In Photoshop
  • Creating Depth and Realism
  • Rendering Techniques
  • Creature Design
  • Translucent Teeth
  • Depth In Skin
  1. Research
  2. Roughing-in
  3. Understanding Reflections
  4. Shiny Meat Ball
  5. Brush Making
  6. Making It Wet
  7. Refining the Design
  8. Adding Details
  9. Environment/Background
  10. Depth of Field
  • Product Code: NPA04
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  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-VIDEO

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Neville Page

Concept Designer

Neville Page was educated at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Although his major was product design, he has always gravitated towards entertainment. With the combination of his education and personal interests, Neville has found himself involved with quite a variety of projects from creature design and sculpture to conceptual design and engineering. His clients have included Universal Studios, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Mattel and BMW to name just a few. He has worked on such feature films as Minority Report, Planet of the Apes, X-Men 2 & 3, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Superman Returns, James Cameron's Avatar, J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield, Zack Snyder's The Watchmen, Louis Leterrier's The Hulk, and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. Neville has also taught at the Art Center College of design (Pasadena and Switzerland), Otis College, Gnomon and corporate workshops.

"If a brand new form of life was discovered on Earth, and only one artist could illuminate the masses, it would be Neville Page."

- Rick O'Brien
The Monument Project

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