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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This demo shows the digital techniques Nick uses to render a creature in an environment. The creature was previously created in the "Originality in Design" lecture. The title stresses the importance of maintaining the design language established in the first phase, while fully realizing the surrounding environment. Over the course of this demo, Nick discusses topics such as the use of channels, layers, rendering foliage, water reflections, creating depth and soft foggy lighting. All of the work is done in Adobe Photoshop.
Duration: 150 minutes
Format: SD 1024x768
Concept Designer Nick Pugh has been pursuing originality in the fields of vehicle and entertainment design for over 15 years. After graduating from Art Center with a BS in Transportation, he delved into a long-term project to build a functional concept vehicle of his own design. This endeavor has led to the design and development of personal concept cars for other clients. Nick is a Lead Concept Artist for visual effects studio Rhythm and Hues, where he creates original character, vehicle, FX and prop designs for feature films, commercials and print. Recent film credits include The Ring 2, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Garfield and Serenity. His personal work can often be seen in books and media publications.
"Nick has been creating fantastic designs for the entertainment industry since he graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 1990. I always wondered how he applied a unique form language to a range of creatures, vehicles and architecture. These tutorials reveal his inspiring process, including some of the Photoshop rendering techniques that make him one of the world's top concept artists."
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Gnomon specializes in computer graphics education for careers in the entertainment industry.