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Me: Eric Keller

Hi and welcome to my Blog. This is a hastily compiled record of my digital art and computer graphics experiments. I am a freelance CG artist living and working in Hollywood CA. I have written several books on Maya and ZBrush. Below my blog you'll find links to the books and tutorials I have authored and co-authored. I also occasionally teach at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.I named my blog "Bloopatone" in honor of my first dog "Blue". She passed away a few years ago and I still miss her even though she was very grouchy and liked to bite me!

I'm proud to be an instructor at The Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. Take a look at the work of our students and instructors on the Gnomon School Blog and the Gnomon Workshop Blog

Here is a link to my Artstation Page

Here is a link to my Demo Reel:

Eric Keller's 2016 CG Demo Reel from Eric Keller on Vimeo.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Klingon Update

So I may be a little obsessed. After posting my Klingon woman model I decided I went too far on the goblin look, kind of don't like the pose and the outfit is too disco so I'm working on another version. I'm calling her "Grilka" after Quark's ex-wife. Here is an early shot of her face, making her decidedly younger and a bit more African in terms of facial features.




I'm also working on a  new episode of Entomology Animated, should have an update soon.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Klingon woman in VR

Here's a video of the Klingon woman as seen through an HTC Vive VR headset. Kind of cool to see the model at 7 feet tall!


Klingon Warrior Woman

Thought I would start a fun fan-art project. This is my take on a Klingon warrior woman, specifically Lursa of the Duras sisters. I created the model in ZBrush/Maya, textured in Substance Painter and rendered in Unreal:
















Friday, December 2, 2016

Gnomon Workshop Introduction to Maya 2017 with Eic Keller

Here's a trailer for my new video series on Maya 2017 available online at the Gnomon Workshop. This is my 7th video series with Gnomon!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Coming Soon: Introduction to Maya 2017 at the Gnomon Workshop

Pleased to announce that the Gnomon Workshop will be releasing my new series "Introduction to Maya 2017".  This is my 6th video title for the Gnomon Workshop, below is some sneak peek images and screen grabs...











Thursday, October 6, 2016

Firefly Game update



Some screengrabs of my progress on the Firefly Video game in Unreal. Starting to flesh out the environment, just got some Quixel Megascans tree models so I hope to upgrade the trees soon. I modeled the cmaper based on the Happier Camper (https://happiercamper.com/). Saw one in person at a street fair in Echo Park and fell in love with it. Since I can't afford a real one I thought I would model a virtual one!









Thursday, September 1, 2016

New renders of older models

Some models I created for my Gnomon Workshop videos. I did some new renders, thought I would share just because I like them.