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Gnomon Workshop Offers New Addition to Sculpting Training Series

The Gnomon Workshop offers the sixth Sculpture title from artist John Brown. A long awaited addition to John's brilliant sculpture series; this tutorial leads you with a master's skill through the process of sculpting the female form. Watch as John Brown brings to life a fantasy femme fatale figure, in full detail throughout two hours of instruction.

"John Brown has really created a masterful demonstration with his new DVD on the female figure," said Alex Alvarez, director of The Gnomon Workshop. "His explanation of anatomy, gesture, balance and technique are illustrated beautifully. This lecture is a pleasure to watch and will benefit all students of the female form."

With more than 40 film and television credits, Brown has worked as a character and creature designer/sculptor. Credits include ALIEN RESURRECTION, SPECIES 2, GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, JUMANJI, X-FILES, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, THE OUTER LIMITS, BATS, MARS ATTACKS, BLESS THE CHILD, MONKEY BONE, THE CELL, SPY KIDS, SCARY MOVIE 2 and PLANET OF THE APES.

DVD Description:

SCULPTING THE FEMME FATALETHE TECHNIQUES OF JOHN BROWN, VOLUME 6Inside SCULPTING THE FEMME FATALE, Brown demonstrates how to sculpt the fantasy oriented, sexy, dangerous female character. Beginning with a concept sketch and an understanding of gesture and balance, students will quickly learn the essentials of female anatomy through a comparative study using a live female model. Students will also learn the seven major differences between the female and male figures. He also meticulously covers sculpting form fitting clothing and accessories such as boots and helmets. What makes this sculpture training DVD unique is its results-oriented theories and techniques that teach students how to analyze the body's forms properly, and to see and correct their own mistakes. By gaining a sharper eye, students will become equipped to extrapolate the figure's forms with respect to the rudiments and fundamentals of anatomy, enhancing their ability to design and develop their own sense of style.

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, California.

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Bill Desowitz, former editor of VFXWorld, is currently the Crafts Editor of IndieWire.