Ehren Bienert (Blizzard Entertainment)
During this workshop I will engage with participants to help them better grasp the concept of using the human form to create compelling, exciting and emotionally powerful sculptures. Wether you want to sculpt Hulk in full rage mode or a quiet, pensive, personal figure, I can share with students my approach to tackling this exciting subject.
We will start by discussing the basic theory behind this, it's relevance in your personal or professional work and its history within sculpture.
From there we will proceed to build a figure in a simple and straight forward manner using primitives and dynamesh in ZBrush. I will encourage participants to leave symmetry at the door and trust their eyes and minds to find accurate proportions througout the process. We will maintain our focus on the emotion we want to convey by using form language and rhythm without burdening ourselves with overly complex anatomical terms. I will show you how to construct the figure using critical landmarks and retain vitality in your compositions all the way through.
I hope we will end the workshop with a greater appreciation of dynamics, composition, form, and the enduring, powerful beauty of the human body.