New DVD – Zbrush for Illustration

Released a new Zbrush training DVD – Zbrush for Illustration through the Gnomon workshop.

Zbrush for Illustration 


This two-disc set follows ZBrush master Meats Meier through the process of creating his ?Arm Upgrade? illustration, from concept to final print. Designed for the artist familiar with ZBrush and its tools, this lecture provides a rare glimpse into the workflow and techniques of this accomplished artist. As Meats creates his detailed imagery, he explains his wire style and the process of using materials, layers and easy light setups. This lecture demonstrates the ease and advantages of using ZBrush’s 2.5D environment to create complex high-resolution imagery.

<Order at the Gnomon Workshop>


D’artist character modeling book

by Francisco A. Cortina (Final Fantasy) to inlcude a few of my images
in the Ballistic Publishing book – D’artist character modeling.

Character Modeling is the definitive 3D character tutorial book
showcasing the astonishing work and technical skills of leading artists
Pascal Blanch?, Francisco A. Cortina and Steven Stahlberg. Each master
artist presents their character modeling techniques through a series of
step-by-step tutorials from concept to creation.

Great book!

Link to book <here>


thanks to Francisco Cortina and Ballistic

Maya 7 Signature Image

Designed the Maya 7 Signature Image that will be seen on the box cover, manuals, splash screen and promotional advertisements for Alias. Also rigged and animated the model for the Alias Demo Reel DVD.

View it in the Gallery



thanks to Paula Suitor and Louis Fishauf

Zbrush 2.5 Cover Image

Designed the Zbrush 2.5 box cover and Siggraph booth graphics.

<Zbrush box cover art>

Also gave a demo for Pixologic during the show (along with Rick Baker, Aaron Sims, and Taron)-

<show recap>

<download recap movie here>


thanks Ryan Kingslien, Ofer and Jaime


Master Award – Expose 3 book

My Zbrush created image – the Last of the leaves receives a Master Award in the robotic/cyborg category in the third annual Expose digital art book produced by Ballistic Publishing.

More information about this excellent book <here>


thank you Ballistic Publishing


First two publicly available prints

My first two prints
are now available through the Gnomon workshop. The Apple and the Four
Wire Heads, will be the first released. The posters, printed on 100lb
Centura Gloss paper are sized at around 27" X 40 ".

The excellent artist Feng Zhu has also released two wonderful new images.

we started The Gnomon Workshop five years ago, we have strived to bring
techniques of great artists to students and professionals around the
world," says founder/director Alex Alvarez. "Feng Zhu is one of the
industry’s greatest concept artists, and he’s created seven incredible
concept design and technique DVDs for the Gnomon Workshop. Meats Meier,
one of the world’s foremost artists using ZBrush, is responsible for
two highly acclaimed ZBrush DVDs. These posters give the Gnomon
Workshop another way to bring work by these great artists to the

Poster print ordering information <HERE>


thanks to Alex Alvarez



on a two month sabbatical by Gnomon to the TrueMax 3d school in
Copenhagen. Guest technical teacher focusing on Maya projects.

Also gave a lecture at the GTS Grenaa Technical School on the "3d Industry".

TrueMax Denmark website <HERE>


thanks Moayad and Maythim Fahmi and Rashid Naseer

Pixologic User Group Meeting – SF

with Bay Raitt, Ken Brilliant, Taron and Zack Petroc at the second
Pixologic User Group Meeting in San Francisco. I had a great time.

Meier started the evening off with a detailed walkthrough of how he
creates is signature wire-style artwork. Other topics covered included
how to use masking and deformations to convert primitives into complex
shapes, and creating multiple rendering passes in ZBrush for

More information, as well as downloadable clips from the meeting available <HERE>


thanks to Ofer and Jaime