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, December 13, 2013

Sculpture 3 final project

Here is an image of my sort-of-finished project for John Brown's sculpture 3 class at the Gnomon school of visual effects. I will probably work on it a little more if I have time. It was an interesting process because the design was arrived at by consensus with the other students in class. We eached picked a type of animal out of a hat. i got amphibian, and the challenge was to make a humanoid amphibian that was reminiscent of an historical figure. I chose Charles Darwin (I know, it doesn't look like Darwin, but I tried to capture sort of a 19th century intellectual type character). After many design iterations which i created using Photshop photbashing techniques and ZBrush I arrived at my design (see the inset in this image, also shown larger in an earlier post). TRhen it was all abotu the clay. Took me about 20 blocks of clay (at 11$ each!) and a lot of styrofoam. The final sculpture is a little over 1/2 a meter tall and weighs a lot. Overall it was a fun project and John is a great teacher. everyone should take his classes at Gnomon! John's website is here gnomon school is here

Here are some views of the work in progress.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, Erik. Your work is amazing and thank you for all the training you have done to help us grow as artists