Creature Design with Eric Keller & Luca Nemolato

What would a real Ant-Man look like, anatomically speaking? Join Gnomon for an afternoon of sculpting mayhem at the Lenovo Stage on July 29th as they live sculpt believable insect-humanoid character and creature designs in ZBrush. Learn how to take a science-based approach to inform your designs, and discover tried-and-tested tips and tricks to add to your skills arsenal.

The afternoon will bring together industry experts Eric Keller (10 Cloverfield LaneStar Trek: Beyond) and Luca Nemolato (The Shape of Water, Guardians of the Galaxy) in two live demonstrations geared toward ZBrush artists and 3D modelers of all levels and abilities. Expect an afternoon of enlightenment and power tips to help you become a better ZBrush artist and concept designer, as Eric and Luca talk you through their complete workflows.

Seating is limited. Be sure to RSVP and arrive in good time to secure a place in line. Attendee check-in will open at 12:00 PM; a valid Eventbrite RSVP will be required to get an event wristband.


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Taking a Science-Based Approach to an Ant-Man Creature Design – with Eric Keller
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Intermission
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM: Designing a Humanoid-Wasp Character in 3D – with Luca Nemolato
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Meet & Greet with Eric Keller & Luca Nemolato

For those unable to attend, live demos will be streamed on Gnomon’s official Twitch channel from 1 PM PT.

Guest Speakers

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Eric Keller – CG Artist

Eric Keller has been working as a professional CG artist since 1998, creating animations for both scientific visualizations and the entertainment industry. He has created multiple creatures for films such as 10 Cloverfield Lane and Star Trek: Beyond and has additionally worked on projects for the world-renowned ant expert, E O Wilson. Eric has also taught multiple classes at Gnomon School in Hollywood.

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Luca Nemolato – Concept Artist

Luca Nemolato is an Italian concept artist currently working for film, TV, video games, and commercials. He has contributed to many incredible projects including Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, HBO’s WestworldGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Middle Earth: Shadow of WarAmerican Horror Story, and American Gods. He is also the author of the Sci-Fi Costume Design in ZBrush lecture by The Gnomon Workshop.

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