The Gnomon Workshop offers the most comprehensive set of Digital Production tutorials anywhere. The broad scope of the tutorials contained in this section range from foundational understanding of the software tools all the way to the professional application of these tools and concepts used by artists working in the film and game industries.
The Gnomon Workshop is widely regarded as the global leader in training tutorials for the designer working in the entertainment industry. With tutorials ranging from foundational drawing and design concepts to process tutorials from some of the top concept and character designers in the world, there is surely something here to inspire.
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The Gnomon Workshop offers professional training on most of the software applications used in today's digital pipelines. There are foundational titles to introduce users to the software and tools, as well as advanced production titles that discuss application tools and processes vital to the production of digital assets and media.
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Igor Staritsin is a Senior Matte-Painter and Concept Designer working in the film and video game industries. He has worked for various visual effect companies all over the globe, such as Digic Pictures, Axis Animation, Warner Brothers, MPC, Pixomondo, Disney and National Geographic. He has contributed to a wide range of projects such as Maleficent, Game of Thrones, Gone with the Bullets, winner of the 2015 Asian Film Award for Best Visual Effects, Grey Goo (videogame cinematic), Jersey Boys, Welcome to the Punch, The Dream of a Butterfly and many more. Igor has also been featured in several books, including Ballistic Publishing’s D'artiste Matte-Painting 3, with nine of his matte-paintings. He has a deep appreciation for traditional art that has helped him work both digitally and traditionally.
"To create strange new worlds from nothing then bring them to life. Igor Staritsin is a creator and this is his craft”
"Igor is an experienced matte-painter and concept designer who has been working on many feature films and video game cinematics. His art reflects great understanding of artistic essentials along with his versatile knowledge of the technical aspects in matte-painting. This tutorial is definitely a great introduction for everyone who wants to get into professional field.”
"I've always loved seeing Igor design his environments. From the concepts to the finished digimattes, he always has such a strong foundation to build upon. In the end, the art that he produces really transport you into that newly created world."
"Igor Staritsin paints with Light. The highest Resolution"
"Igor is one of the most talented artists I have had the pleasure to work with. He has an incredible artistic eye, pays attention to details and always delivers the highest quality of work. If you want to learn from the best artists - he is definitely one of them!"