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Testimonials

 Fergal Keenan, Senior Motion Designer Firstcom Dublin

ZBRUSH BEGINNES COURSE, ANIMATION SKILLNET, DUBLIN 2016

Can’t recommend Glen highly enough. As a novice to the world of 3D sculpting, Glen’s Introduction to ZBrush course was ideal and his clear, straight forward method of teaching helped me quickly absorb some very complex concepts. For anyone even remotely curious about exploring digital sculpting, Glen’s courses are the way to go.

Animation Skillnet, Dublin, April 2016

 Robert Kelly, Shuggy Bee Games, Dublin

ZBRUSH BEGINNERS COURSE, ANIMATION SKILLNET, DUBLIN 2016

I had been struggling to grasp the fundamentals of Zbrush for years and finally got to do a course with Glen. All the questions I had I didn’t even have to ask. Glen broke everything down and made it simple to understand and has given me the confidence now to delve deeper into the software. I’m finally creating some really cool artwork and it can only get better. Couldn’t recommend learning from Glen enough

Animation Skillnet, Dublin, April 2016

Thomas Bred, Industrial and Product Designer, LEGO

ZBRUSH BESPOKE TRAINING FOR ELEMENT DESIGNERS, SCULPTORS AND CONCEPT ARTISTS

Glen Southern has an impressive and vast knowledge of the entire 3D industry and its tools.
Having had the pleasure of completing a one-week ZBrush course held by Glen here at LEGO, I think everybody enjoyed his straight forward, focused and easy ways of teaching a rather hard learned and amazing program.
This guys artwork is truly amazing and, on top of it all, Glen is just so humble about it.
I am sure he could have taught us all for yet another week. Very nice to know this man.

LEGO Billund, September 2015

Carsten Lind, Senior Designer, LEGO, Billund

ZBRUSH BESPOKE TRAINING FOR ELEMENT DESIGNERS, SCULPTORS AND CONCEPT ARTISTS

I had the pleasure to invite Glen over to LEGO in Billund, to train Zbrush to some of our Designers. The group of designers was at mixed skill level, from very novice to intermediate at Zbrush.
We also trained some of the new tools to a group with more experience in Zbrush, and all of the students now have an understanding of the tools and are ready to use them in our pipeline.

It was a week of intense learning and everyone went away from the class with a deeper understanding of Zbrush.

I can only recommend Glen as a Zbrush teacher, because he has a great ability to explain the complex things in a simpler way, based on the individuals current skill level. Glen manages to keep the students interest, even when the student is in the valley of despair!

LEGO Billund, September 2015
Vincent Thomas, Creative Art Superviser

SCREEN SCENE, BLACK SAILS 2015

I had the pleasure to met Glen on a epic Shot i was managing for the film Black Sails. It’s one of the most challenging shot i have to handle so far in the last 17 years in this profession. Glen is an exceptional modeler . He’s a true professional, which could be fast and efficient when needed or sharp and precise. He’s very charming guy, flexible and easy to manage, who is always keep to share his knowledge. I will work with him again anytime and feel perfectly confident to recommand him as a freelance model artist or a freelance studio vfx operator.

Dublin, Summer 2015 

Christine Harold, Penny Dreadful S2,

ZBRUSH TRAINING, IMAGE IRELAND,

Glen mentored me on the Image Ireland ZBrush course. Glen is an excellent teacher and he helped facilitate the transition from traditional sculpting to digital for me. Glen is patient, direct and very clear and understanding in his style of teaching. I am much less apprehensive about going forward in studying digital sculpting thanks to Glen. I would highly recommend him and Image Ireland to any physical sculptors who are considering making the leap to digital.

Trainee Sculpting Dept. ”Penny Dreadful” Season 2 at Showtime Networks Inc, Feb 2015

 

Lee Greatorex,  Feb 2015

ZBRUSH TRAINING, IMAGE IRELAND

Glen Mentored me on a Zbrush training course in Dublin (via ImageIreland). His ability to teach in a group of varying skills was great to see. The direct approach showed his strengths in adapting his teaching to people from different art backgrounds. By the end of the week all were ready to apply what they had learned to either aid them in their current digital work or to even make a move from traditional arts to utilise more digital methods if required in the film industry. Glen also during this time started developing new courses and ideas based on the back and forth from the whole group. He is very approachable and always passionate to look in to new ideas to not only provide new ways to train or coach but also to develop as an even stronger artist.  From the week long course you can tell why Glen is widely respected within the VFX and CG community and should be a go-to person for any sculpting or training needs within the industry

Lee Greatorex, Customer Support Blizzard Entertainment, Feb 2015
Stephen Lohan, COO Image Ireland 2015

PROJECT: Hired Glen as an Image Ireland ZBrush Instructor, Feb 2015

I brought Glen to ImageIreland to be my chief Zbrush trainer. ImageIreland is a VFX training academy that prides itself on providing students with access to the best industry professionals. To say that our ZBrush courses are a success would be an understatement of epic proportions. Glen has delivered everything that has been expected of him and then some. When I was developing ImageIreland brand it was in the hope that I could work alongside artists like Glen and it has been a privilege for me to do so.  Our students have been amazed with the amount of knowledge that they have gained in the shortest period of time. Not only is Glen a sensational artist and ZBrush trainer, he is also a genuinely decent guy who is willing to share his extensive experience and knowledge with anyone who happens to ask the questions.
Stephen Lohan, COO Image Ireland, Dublin, 2015 infoimageireland@gmail.com

 

Julien Chelo, ZBrush Student 2015

ZBRUSH TRAINING, IMAGE IRELAND, February 2015

Just wanted to let you know that I had a great time during the course and in Dublin in general, you were a phenomenal teacher, I’m still blown away by how much I learned from you in such a short time, I’ve practiced every day since getting back and I know I’ll make even better stuff when I upgrade my set up in a couple of months. It was really nice to be around so many likeminded people, and I can’t thank you enough for you hospitality on our days out, if you and your family are ever in the city I’d be glad to return the favour and point you guys around manhattan.
Julien Chelo, ZBrush Student, NewYork Feb 2015 julianchelo@yahoo.com

 

Rob Redman  – 3DWorld Magazine

PROJECT: HIRED FOR TUTORIALS, COVER, Q&A’s
I have commissioned Glen numerous times, as a contributor to 3D World magazine. I am more than happy to recommend Glen to anybody, as he is one of the most talented and experienced artists I know of, who also has a great work ethic.
Glen has a solid reputation in the 3D industry which is very well deserved. He is happy to help others develop their own skills and as well as being an expert 3D artist he is also a great trainer and writer, with a clear and concise style.

 

Top qualities: punctual, fantastic visuals, Expert, Creative

 

William Vaughan  – Director, AppleHead Studios

 

“Glen Southern is a legend in the world of digital arts and animation, and it is always a pleasure to work with him on projects. He’s a true artist that has mastered both the traditional and digital arts with an amazing ability to create memorable characters and creatures. Glen is incredibly talented and quite willing to share his insights with anyone who will listen. I’ve worked with Glen Southern on several projects and he’s become one of my secret weapons that always helps bring creative ideas to the table.  I always look forward to working with Glen and would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional production proven digital artist.” September 9, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

 

SketchBook Inc. – Joe Myers

PROJECT: HIRED AS 3D MODELLER ON NUMEROUS PROJECTS

 

I hire the amazing Glen as a modeler often. He’s extremely fast, and the absolute best organic modeler I know of. He’s an amazingly talented guy when it comes to creating characters and creatures as well. He can knock a full creature out in film level of detail within hours! The other awesome thing about him is he shares his knowledge with anyone, and is an amazing teacher. He’s a master of Zbrush, Silo, and he’s also great in c4d, max, and many other apps. He’s been around for a long time! A great friend, and an inspiration to many – Glen is truly a unique. Talent beyond description.”

August 31, 2011 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

 

SKY Creative – Justin Bates

PROJECT: SKY CREATIVE FORD SUPER SUNDAY LION

 

Over the last few months I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Glen on a very intense and high profile project. Glen brought to the project his expertise in 3D modelling and highly detailed ZBrush work for me. One of the first things that stands out when you work with him, is just how quickly he can model, so be prepared to hit the ground running! This is such a fantastic asset and skill to have when working closely with a Director, as initial concepts and ideas can be fine tune really quickly. Glen is also able to take Art Direction and instructions extremely well and can also bring his own creative to the project too. He is extremely professional and his experience is always evident throughout. Glen is a top guy to work with and definitely someone at the top of his game. I can highly recommend Glen for any future work you might need.

Service Category: 3D modelling & Zbrush
Year first hired: 2011 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

 

Thomas Pesakia – 3DAttack

PROJECT: LEAD CHARACTER AND CREATURE MODELLER FOR DUNGEON LEGEND, IPAD

 

If you are looking for someone who can quickly turn your ideas into 3D then Glen would be the right person. I personally haven’t seen anyone model that fast and professional as Glen does. The turnaround time is simply amazing. He is all in all a professional artist and knows his tools. You want something done? Ask Glen! September 22, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

 

Kareim Biri – Director, CGToolkit

I worked with Glen on several books ( art of rigging 1 2 3 ) as well as the the art of 3d toons. the models were always delivered on time and to the highest of quality, March 15

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

 

Jaime Labelle – CCO Pixologic

 

“Over the past several months, I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work closely with Glen on various projects. Glen has proved to be an enormous asset. His ability to take a project from concept to realization with confidence and ease has been confirmed. Glen is a rare individual blessed with superior skills both in digital imagery (2D & 3D) as well as traditional art.

He clearly has a bright future in whatever endeavor he might chose. As a result and with no reserve, I would give him the highest recommendation possible. If you’d like to discuss his attributes in more details, please don’t hesitate to contact me”

Jaime Labelle Pixologic, Inc

 

Callan McInally – ATI Tecnologies

 

We originally approached Glen as we were interested in using one of his excellent models in a technology demo we were developing. It turned out that the specific model we requested didn’t exist in a form that was immediately useful to us so we were prepared to be disappointed. Glen was excited by the project though and created a new version of the model in very short time that was perfect for our needs. I was very impressed by how quickly he was able to generate such high quality work and also with his willingness to participate in a project that had some very unique requirements. The results of this collaboration can be seen in the Subsurface Scattering demo on ATI’s demo page

 

Dave Bates – Bates Consulting

Glen offered Excellent direction and excellent communication on the projects that we worked together on.

David BatesOwner, Batez Consulting Services

 

John Plewe – Nevercenter

 

Hard to say enough about Glen. He is a fantastic artist whose speed, communication, and presentation skills are also off the charts. He consistently overwhelms us with quality work above and beyond what is called for. His ability to quickly learn and apply new tools and techniques in his artwork have made him invaluable to us as a beta tester, and we consistently rely on his feedback and ideas in our design and development process. He is also an excellent teacher, and the tutorials he produces for us are always our most popular.âMarch 10, 2009

John PleweDirector of Development, Nevercenter

 

Dave Randall

 

Glen has been a dream to work with. His modeling is incredibly well respected, and the tutorials he has produced for Nevercenter have really pushed our product, Silo, to the next level when it come to quality, professional training material. He produced work far beyond our expectations and has continued to support users via the Nevercenter forums. Hard to say enough good things about what he’s done for us. I would heartily recommend Glen for any kind of 3D modeling or training work. March 10, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

David Randall,

hired Glen as a 3D Modeling Tutorials and Support

 

Wes Beckwith – KURV Studios

 

Glen is one of the most amazing artist I have ever seen. His ability to quickly design, develop, and create characters is amazing. I have had the pleasure of working with Glen on a publishing project and his work is simply top notch, I would not hesitate to recommend Glen to others.  April 22, 2005

Wes Beckwith,

 

Client List

Tombolo Interactive

Disney Interactive

Sky Sports Creative

Hurricane Films (Liverpool)

Museum of Liverpool

3DWorld Magazine (Future Publishing)

ATI (Graphic cards)

Pixologic (Makers of ZBrush)

Nevercenter (Makers of Nevercenter)

Hasbro

EA

Design by touch

Wordware  (Publisher)

Warner Brothers

Cinevision

Kurv Studios

CGToolkit