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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Tom Baxa's paintings are known for their energy and dramatic feel. His characters are powerfully gruesome and crackle with an "in-your-face" threat that is menacing and captivating at the same time. This kind of tension and drama is achieved through various design and color choices. In this title, watch Baxa create an oil painting from a prepared sketch as he discusses the key elements that create drama and action in his work. His lecture focuses on composition, lighting, color, character design, energy of stroke and more, as well as a discussion of his favorite materials and his painting techniques.
Duration: 133 minutes
Format: SD 854x480
Thomas M. Baxa has been creating fantasy creatures that haunt the imagination for over 20 years. He works primarily in the role playing game industry where he has contributed to countless games including Dungeons and Dragons, Shadowrun, Vampire, Magic the Gathering, and World of Warcraft. Tom has done a multitude of illustrations focusing on dynamic character design and action. His work has a creepy and often disturbing edge to it that appeals to fantasy and horror fans alike. He currently lives in Los Angeles and freelances full-time as an illustrator and concept artist, designing characters for games, books, miniatures, video games and film, while developing his own properties and managing his website www.BaxaArt.com.
"Tom Baxa continues to be at the forefront of all things rotting and decayed. His textural style lends itself perfectly to the subject matter closest to his heart. Whether it is zombies from the grave or fairies from the midden heap, the end result is always well executed and delightfully disturbing."
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Gnomon specializes in computer graphics education for careers in the entertainment industry.