Me: Eric Keller

Hi and welcome to my Blog. This is a hastily compiled record of my digital art and computer graphics experiments. I am a freelance CG artist living and working in Hollywood CA. I have written several books on Maya and ZBrush. Below my blog you'll find links to the books and tutorials I have authored and co-authored. I also occasionally teach at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.I named my blog "Bloopatone" in honor of my first dog "Blue". She passed away a few years ago and I still miss her even though she was very grouchy and liked to bite me!

I'm proud to be an instructor at The Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. Take a look at the work of our students and instructors on the Gnomon School Blog and the Gnomon Workshop Blog

Here is a link to my Artstation Page

Here is a link to my Demo Reel:

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Newest Cast Member

Been working on the newest cast member for might short film "niche". Been squeezing this in between all the work I have to do for clients so its slow going. but here are some test renders. Bug was modeled and textured in ZBrush and rendered in Modo. Some composition and color correction in Photoshop. For some reason the fur does not render in close ups. not sure why. I'll probably paint some hair in later.

This here is the "safari" or "tiki" bug. Completely vegetarian. The mouth parts are sponges similar to what flies use. Other influences include treehoppers, beetles, earwigs, and exotic roaches. Lovely, isn't it? Not sure if my wife appreciates the recent obsession with insects but whaddya gonna do. could be worse I on the images to see larger version.


  1. Beautiful renders and awesome model!

  2. thanks dude! can't wait to make him crawl...

  3. I mean "her". sorry (she's very sensitive).

  4. Creepy and cool! I'm interested to learn what these characters do..