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Zack Petroc to Teach Digital Human Sculpting at Gnomon Workshop

Renowned digital modeler Zack Petroc (SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW) will teach a five-week course in Digital Sculpting of the Human Form at Gnomon Workshop. This course will run on Mondays from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, beginning Aug. 8 and running through Sept. 5. Those interested can register online, in person, via fax or postal service. For more information call 323/466-6663.

The ability to infuse your digital sculptures with life, realism, weight and balance is an invaluable asset for every artist that is interested in improving their character and creature design skills. This advanced course takes an in depth look into the creative decision-making process, and digital-sculpting techniques that make these elements a permanent part of your design vocabulary. Utilizing ZBrush and Maya software, Petroc discusses improving rhythm, proportion, balance and surface development through a greater understanding of human anatomy. The course will simultaneously cover a step-by-step approach that showcases how underlying muscles and bone structure affect the true form of the human body.

Petroc was model supervisor on SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, and continues working with director Kerry Conran as an art director and model supervisor on JOHN CARTER OF MARS. Petrocs strong design foundation and unique approaches to digital sculpting enable him to contribute to all aspects of design, from concept to final sculpt. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a major in Sculpture. He studied anatomy at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and figure sculpture in Florence, Italy.

Since 2000, The Gnomon Workshop ( has provided artists and students with the educational resources they need to succeed as artists in the entertainment industries. Whether they're interested in design, modeling, effects, animation, storytelling or matte painting, these DVDs provide a valuable educational resource for students around the world. The Gnomon Workshop is the sister company of The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, which provides professional-caliber visual effects instruction to students and professionals in Los Angeles.

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