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Creature Art Mentorship

With Krystal Sae Eua

6 Hours of “One On One” Calls


Mentorship Info

In this month long Mentorship the artist will be mentored on the creation and presentation of high quality, realistic animals and creatures for film vfx and cinematics. We will discuss your current skills and set realistic goals to improve your quality, workflow and knowledge. The Mentorship will be custom tailored to the artist and their goals.  

As a creature artist, one is expected to know many different disciplines and to be as good technically as they are artistically. We will look at efficient workflows for creating assets from reference and concept art, modeling, sculpting, UVs, texturing and lookdev. We will also go over anatomy and how the study of realism and zoology can be used for brand new creatures. We will cover portfolio presentation techniques. We will also talk about design theory and how to push your work to the next level. In the end, the artist will be given essential tools for being able to create high-end, industry-level assets for production.

Mentorship Details

  • Duration - 6 Hours of "One On One" Calls.
  • Feedback - 4 One On One Calls + Discord Community
  • Skill Level - Beginner To Advanced
  • Prerequisites - Some basic knowledge of 3D Modeling, Mari, Photoshop, Substance Painter, ZBrush.

Mentor Specializations

  • Realistic and Stylized creature creation
  • Animal anatomy
  • High poly modeling and sculpting
  • Texturing in Mari/Substance Painter
  • Rendering for portfolio presentation and lookdev

Tools Used

  • Maya
  • Zbrush
  • Photoshop/Substance Painter/Mari
  • Arnold/Keyshot

Mentor Bio

Krystal Sae Eua | Lead Character/Creature Artist

Krystal has worked in the VFX industry for over 10 years. Her modeling, texturing and visual effects work can be seen in a broad range of blockbuster projects, including feature films, commercials, game cinematics and theme park experiences. Trained as a 3D generalist and a graduate of Gnomon School, she now focuses her talents on character/creature modeling and texturing. She has contributed to many projects including “Avatar”, “The Avengers”, “2012”, “Fast and Furious 6”, the “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” cinematic trailer, the “Destiny 2 Forsaken” cinematics and Netflix’s “Love Death + Robots” animation anthology. Krystal currently works for Weta Digital as a Senior Character/Creature Modeller.

Krystal has taught character art at Gnomon School, Artstation, has 2 Gnomon Workshop titles, and is a speaker at many events including the ZBrush Summit, CG Futures and is a judge for Artstation community challenges.

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