The Gnomon Workshop offers the most comprehensive set of Digital Production tutorials anywhere. The broad scope of the tutorials contained in this section range from foundational understanding of the software tools all the way to the professional application of these tools and concepts used by artists working in the film and game industries.
The Gnomon Workshop is widely regarded as the global leader in training tutorials for the designer working in the entertainment industry. With tutorials ranging from foundational drawing and design concepts to process tutorials from some of the top concept and character designers in the world, there is surely something here to inspire.
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The Gnomon Workshop offers professional training on most of the software applications used in today's digital pipelines. There are foundational titles to introduce users to the software and tools, as well as advanced production titles that discuss application tools and processes vital to the production of digital assets and media.
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The Gnomon Workshop seeks out the most highly-regarded traditional and digital artists and technicians currently working in the entertainment and design industries. Our instructors have shared their practices working at such top studios as Pixar, ILM, Blizzard, and many more.Instructor GalleriesInstructor Interviews
Crystal Bretz is a Senior Character/Creature Modeller working in Canada. She has worked for many companies over the years such as Method Studios, DNEG, Artifex Studios, and BRON. Crystal is currently working as a Senior Modeller at DNEG with a focus on Organic Creatures and Characters. She has a background as a generalist and has worked on many different types of media such as; TV Episodic, Short films, Feature Films, and Animated Features. She is most known for her work on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Marvel's Black Panther, and Netflix Original: The Willoughbys. Crystal has been a judge for the Rookies for two consecutive years as well as a judge for Effects Montreal. She has published artwork and tutorials in 3D Artist Magazine as well as had her name published in Cinefex among the many great VFX artists who contributed to Black Panther. Crystal not only has a strong passion for all things 3D but also for helping and mentoring others. She writes blogs, shares advice on her online platforms, and streams live on twitch to teach and guide others towards success in the VFX industry. Follow her on Instagram @crystal_models_things.
I worked with Crystal as a supervisor and a colleague. Her drive and passion is contagious. She was always helpful in our never-ending quest for the perfect reference and is a great team player.
Crystal has been a fantastic artist to work with. She receives direction well, she cares about the quality of her work, and is effective at a range of disciplines from props and environments to character modeling and texturing.
Crystal is an incredibly talented artist. I have hired her twice (Method Studios Van and Method Studios Montreal formally Atomic Fiction). She not only has a strong artistic aptitude for both organic and hard surface modeling, but she also produces technically clean meshes and UVs. Crystal is a team player who is always happy to help when things get a bit crazy and her versatility is a tremendous asset for any team.
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