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:

Eric Keller's 2016 CG Demo Reel from Eric Keller on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wasp animation

I created an animation using the wasp I designed for my Gnomon DVD on hyper realistic insect design:

Wasp Animation from Eric Keller on Vimeo.

Sound Design created by Neal Keller. Models created in ZBrush, animated in Maya rendered in VRay and comped in Nuke.


  1. Great... I was hoping to see this one animated. I love the design of this bug and the fact that it sits on an existing evolutionary path between wasps and ants. Gnomoni indeed...

  2. Thanks Nathan! Hope to add some more shots when I get some time. Still working out issues with the wing design but I'm pleased so far!

  3. No worries Eric. I found your tuts very inspiring and I look forward to more. Insects are fascinating.