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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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hyper realistic Insect Design DVD with the Gnomon Workshop

I'm pleased to announce my new DVD on Hyper realistic insect design released through the Gnomon Workshop. Since I first starting watching Gnomon tutorials on VHS tapes back in the day I dreamed about creating something as cool as Alex Alavrez's awesome lessons. And here is what I came up with. I think you'll really like it. Special thanks to my friend Satoshi Amagai for inspiring me with his love and knowledge of all things invertebrate!

More info:
 Here are some images from the DVD:



  1. I have enjoyed you DVD very much. Great work Eric.

  2. I'm currently working on my own hyper real animation of Neurobasis chinensis and after discovering your work I am struck by the possibilities of the medium. Unfortunately I'm doing it all with texture maps and polygon box modelling.