Gnomon Workshop Releases Six New Concept Design DVDs
Drawing on the content from his previous CHARACTER DESIGN DVD, Page paints a quick photo-realistic illustration using techniques employed within Photoshop. He starts off by establishing a color palette and value study by generating a small thumbnail painting. This becomes the foundation for the final illustration. Page demonstrates various texture brushes and glazing techniques to create a quick, yet realistic representation of animal skin. The lesson reveals techniques for hair and detailing, as well as graphic treatments and color shifting. Page also shows how to create a simple photographic studio setting for your character.
* THE TECHNIQUES OF NEVILLE PAGE 3: RENDERING EYES
Making eyes appear rich and soulful is critical to conveying character. In Rendering Eyes, Page clearly describes a process for rendering beautiful, frightening, or appropriately horrible eyes. Detailing the anatomy of the eye, he explains how to approach the various details that contribute to a natural looking eye including reflection, glossiness, refraction, color, veins, the iris and wetness. Whether you choose to start with an existing sketch, render from scratch, or paint over a rough sculpture - all of which are described during the course of the lesson - these techniques are crucial to any character rendering.
* THE TECHNIQUES OF NEVILLE PAGE 4: RENDERING FLESH
In this lecture, Page leads you methodically through the process of creating a wet, fleshy creature. First emphasizing the importance of reference, the properties of fleshy surfaces are deconstructed. Page teaches how to create custom brushes by sampling from an image, how to define the diffuse, specular and translucent qualities of flesh and he also provides a thorough reflectivity demonstration. Leaving little to chance or guesswork, through process and technique, Page illustrates the ways in which he achieves his character's disturbingly real skin textures.
Gnomon also announced three new Analog bundles. These bundles reflect a 10% discount off of full retail pricing, while the pre-existing "All Analog Titles" bundle has had its discount increased from 10% to 20% off.
* SCULPTURE BUNDLE
Save 10% when ordering all of John Brown's Sculpture DVDs. More than 14 hours of lecture demonstrates the techniques of armature building, maquette sculpting, surface texturing, molding and casting.
* DRAWING AND DESIGN BUNDLE
The Analog library includes a comprehensive suite of titles covering the techniques of drawing and designing vehicles, characters and environments. Bundle includes DVDs by Feng Zhu, Carlos Huante, Scott Robertson, Goerner, Page, Harald Belker and James Clyne.
* PAINTING AND RENDERING BUNDLE
The use of Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter as painting and rendering tools has become a standard in today's concept design industry. This suite of DVDs addresses techniques used for vehicles, characters and environments. Bundle includes DVDs by Ryan Church, Zhu, Huantes, Page, Goerner and James Clyne.
The Gnomon Workshop is an outgrowth of the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, a professional institute specializing in training for the high-end visual effects community. For more information on the Gnomon School, visit www.gnomon3d.com.
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