The Gnomon Workshop

Sculpting Comic Book Style

with John Brown

Description

Inside "Sculpting Comic Book Style", John demonstrates how to sculpt a comic book superhero character. Beginning with a special illustrated montage "ORIGINS", the sculpted character morphs right off the comic book pages into the clay model where the student learns the origins of the character and the importance of creating a backstory for the superhero. Followed by a concept sketch and a scaled illustration, students will quickly learn the essentials of male anatomy through a comparative study, learning how to extrapolate and overemphasize male anatomy to superhero proportions. Other exciting topics include the creative thought process, costuming and sculpting attitude. Developing good work habits for creating these dynamic characters is unveiled step by step.


Duration: 120 minutes

Format: HD 1280x720

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  • Sculpting Comic Book Style
  • Sculpting Comic Book Style
  • Sculpting Comic Book Style
  • Sculpting Comic Book Style
  • Sculpting Comic Book Style
  • Sculpting Comic Book Style
  • Sculpting Comic Book Style
  • Sculpting Comic Book Style
  • Sculpting Comic Book Style

John Brown

Character / Creature Designer Sculptor

With over forty film and television credits, John Brown’s skills as a sculptor placed him in the top live-action special make-up FX houses in Hollywood. Credits include Alien Resurrection, Species 2, George of the Jungle, Jumanji, X-Files, Mars Attacks, Bless The Child, Monkeybone, The Cell, Spy Kids, Scary Movie 2, Planet of the Apes and a host of others. John is also a bronze figurative artist whose sculptures reside in private collections throughout the United States.

  • In this new set of lessons from one of America’s leading figurative sculpting tutors – John Browns approach on how to sculpt the planes of the human male head is carefully and methodically explained. John’s teachings deliver a pragmatic set of simple to understand lessons that help ground the sculptor in the critical importance of learning the fundamentals of this art. It is these fundamentals that our creative team here at Weta Workshop value as the underpinning of our sculpting process – whether we are sculpting a hyper realistic figure or a more fantastical alien creature. Johns insistence that, all good work must be underpinned by a thorough understanding of structure and form, is also the cornerstone of our creative process .

    - Richard Taylor
    Co-Owner and Creative Director Weta Workshop