Ben Erdt is a Character / Creature Designer and Modeler, currently working at Guerrilla Games as a Senior Character Artist. Over the past ten years, his initial interests in creating CG characters as a hobby turned into a serious and passionate endeavor. Ben is comfortable with many styles, loves collaborative projects and enjoys drawing, sculpting, modeling, texturing as well as rendering. After graduating from Vancouver Film School, he started at Guerrilla Games working on Killzone: Shadow Fall as well as Horizon Zero Dawn. His work has been featured on various websites and magazines such as 3D Artist, 3D Creative and 3D World and he continuously tries to improve his skills through constant study and practice.
Ben Erdt isn't interested in anything but the most complex, ambitious and
indeed impossible tasks. He is an extremely rare, unfiltered artist driven
by an absolute passion and uncompromising desire to create art that is both
aesthetically beautiful, totally unique and above all; technically
believable, if not downright functional.
In an industry that is becoming evermore segregated and pigeonholed, Ben
stands out in his ability to amalgamate design, modelling and finishing as
a consummate perfectionist who toils over what we see on screen, as much as
the myriad of pipeline intricacies that so help the many disciplinary teams
down the long river of VFX artistry.
- Bastiaan Koch Sr. Artist: ILM/LucasFilm Director: Marauder Film
Ben is a total pro. A brilliant concept designer, production artist and teacher.
He has a masterful command of the skills required to make awesome creatures and mechs, and the eloquence
and passion to distill his broad experience and extensive knowledge into a form that’s effortless to comprehend and retain.
- Dan Calvert Character Art Director, Guerrilla Games
Ben is probably the most talented hard surface modeler and designer i personally know,
he constantly strives for perfection and his understanding of shapes and volumes is eximious.
He has not only mastered the artistic side of his craft but also a vast breath of technical knowledge
and in spite of this he is still one of the most humble people i know and has no problem asking or providing help to those that need it.
- Guilherme Carvalho Character Artist
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