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. Soon I will get around to posting my demo reel and resume. 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 Demo Reel:

Niche: Experiments in Speculative Entomologial Animations from Eric Keller on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Blue Morpho ZBrush Tutorial on 3D Artist Magazine

3D Artist Magazine has posted highlights from my Blue Morpho ZBrush tutorial originbally published in issue 84. Check it out! Its free!

New Courses on

I am pleased to announce that I have several courses on ZBrush, Maya, and other CG techniques for scientific visualization available on I am particularly pleased with the ZBrush course on modeling Drosophila melanogaster. There is a lot of great stuff on this site including courses on scientific illustration by Geoffry Cheung and Molecular Visualization and animation by Rachel Davidowitz. There's also a massive gallery of the best of scientific animation from all over the web and links to download molecular Maya. Please check it out!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Introduction to Maya 2016 Lecture available at the Gnomon Workshop

Proud to announce that my latest training series for the Gnomon Workshop is now available on line! This video covers Basics and new features of Maya 2016!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Coming Soon! Entomology Animated Episode 2!

Coming Soon! Entomology Animated Episode 2!

Artstation Portfolio Online

I finally have an Artstation Portfolio! Please check it out if you get a chance. Nice to have renders and videos in a much more accessible format!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Entomology Animated Facebook Page

I have been really behind in updating the old Blog these days. Just an FYI: Entomology Animated has a home on Facebook: Check it out! Share it! Its free and hopefully fun. I have posted some of my older work on this page.

Just finished teaching 2 weeks of ZBrush to highschool students at the Gnomon Summer camp! What a blast! Although its scary how fast they pick this stuff up! New term at Gnomon starts on July 6th, I will be teaching Intro to Digital Sculpting from 7-10 on Mondays.

Gnomon won best CG School second year in a row in the CG Student Awards sponsored by Autodesk. Daniel Kho took home best student, oh yes, he took my ZBrush class at Gnomon so I get partial credit!! Danny Mak and Beat Reichenbach also took home awards! both were my students, in fact Beat even has his ZBrush final project in his gallery!

Working on many new things which I hope to share soon!