Concept Sculpting and Design Core, 2016
Body anatomy, facial anatomy and digital sculpture, 2014
Digital Animation, 2011
Freelance character artist, various film industry special effects and visual effects (VFX) companies
Nikita Lebedev is a highly skilled digital 3D creature and character artist who has worked on numerous award-winning movies, TV shows and commercials. He worked on The Shape of Water, Hellboy 2019, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. For The Shape of Water, he developed about 200 different facial expressions for the creature, showing a master understanding of human anatomy and muscle movement. He also teaches digital animation and digital special effects, ensuring Canada continues to produce high-quality creative talent. He also creates and sells resin sculptures designed through 3D digital techniques for art hobbyists to paint.