Character Design for Film and TV: 2D to 3D Workflow with Ehsan Bigloo
Thu, Mar 9, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PT
1015 North Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
+ Live Stream (Twitch & YouTube)
Did you miss the event? You can find the recording on Twitch and YouTube.
Join us on Thursday, March 9th for an exciting presentation from Senior Character and Creature Designer Ehsan Bigloo!
Drawing on his many years of industry experience, Ehsan will walk our audience through his career as a Creature Artist and how his extensive traditional art background in figurative drawing, clay sculpting, and oil painting continues to influence his concept design. Attendees will hear insights about teamwork, the importance of taking care of your mental and physical health, and how to be professional in a highly collaborative industry.
During his career, Ehsan has worked on over 22 films and 11 TV shows including It Chapter Two, The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, and the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. He has also released the Gnomon Workshop title "Professional Character Design for Film," which details the making of Dîv, a demon character with supernatural strength and power.
This campus event will be a great opportunity for artists interested in leveraging their 2D skills into a mastery of current CG tools and those curious about the professional, creative pipeline for character design in entertainment. Be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot at the stage and stick around for our Q&A segment at the end of the presentation!
Free parking will be available with validation.
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The Gnomon Workshop has offered all live stream viewers a 20% discount code that can be used toward a monthly or annual subscription. Keep an eye on the chat as we’ll share it throughout the event!
Those who RSVP for this live stream will also be entered into a drawing to win a 12-month subscription to The Gnomon Workshop! The winner will be notified via email with details on how to redeem the subscription.
Sr. Character and Creature Designer | Sr. Concept Artist
Ehsan Bigloo is a Senior Concept Designer specializing in creatures, characters, armor, and costumes for the entertainment industry. His credits include at least 22 movies and 11 TV shows, including Men in Black: International, IT Chapter Two, Love and Monsters, Dark Phoenix, The Prey, Archive 81, Resident Alien, and Morbius. Ehsan was a Lead Creature Designer on The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power and also on the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. In addition to film and TV, he has created concept designs for many AAA game companies, including EA BioWare, Wizards of The Coast, Archetype Entertainment, and Riot Games, to name a few. Ehsan was also a Lead Concept Artist on ASC projects including the “DIVE” and “THE EYE: Calanthek” short films. He is currently working as a freelance Concept Artist (Sr. Character and Creature Designer&Developer).
Ehsan has an extensive traditional art background in figurative drawing, clay sculpting, and oil painting and specialized in surreal figurative art. He has always loved movies and filmmaking and, growing up in the 80s, it was the behind-the-scenes insights into SFX movies like Alien, E.T., Star Wars, The Thing, and The Terminator that inspired him to become a monster maker.
Ehsan has been nominated as 'Best Creature Designer of the Year' for two consecutive years by the Concept Art Association.
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