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.
As the tattoo industry has seen an explosion in popularity over the last few years, the need training in this field has also grown. In these video tutorials, some of the top tattoo artists in the world share their techniques and their take on the art of tattoo. The tutorials range from absolute beginner level to advanced color and blending techniques used by some of the world's best.
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.
Professional Training for Artists
The Gnomon Workshop seeks out the most highly-regarded traditional and digital artists and technicians currently working in the entertainment and design industries. Our instructors have shared their practices working at such top studios as Pixar, ILM, Blizzard, and many more.Instructor GalleriesInstructor Interviews
Owner and head designer of the Schell Sculpture Studio, Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: "Avatar", "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian", "300", "Hellboy", "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem", "Men in Black", "The Mist", "Batman Returns", "The X-Files Movie", "Predator ll", Galaxy Quest", "Evolution", "Babylon 5- The Series" (on which he designed an Emmy award-winning creature make-up and the first fully digital creature for a television series), "Edward Scissorhands", "Alien: Resurrection"and many more. For many years, Jordu has been sharing his techniques via workshops around the world, and at some of the most prestigious companies in the industry, including Industrial Light and Magic, Tippett Studio, Blur Studio and Blizzard Entertainment.
"If I moved to Los Angeles, the first thing I would do is sign up for Jordu Schell's sculpture class. I'm not kidding. Jordu has an extraordinary talent for creating fantastic faces which have an intrinsic logic and superb modeling that makes them believable. In my opinion, to be great, a make-up, creature, or transformation must make the viewer believe that it could have a life of its own. Jordu is the master of the bizarre made believable. "
"I tell everyone I meet that Jordu Schell is the finest sculptor, painter, and designer I've met."
"If you want to learn from one of the best creature designers I know and one of the very best creature maquette makers of all time…check out Jordu Schell and his school."