Concept Art and Illustration Classes

Introduction to Cartooning

Level General

  • Learn the different types of cartooning and how you can use them to powerfully express your ideas
  • Study with an 26-year industry veteran of the cartooning, comics and animation industries
  • Learn the most essential techniques that are used to create visually appealing cartoons

Digital Painting

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  • Learn to maximize your efficiency with a master of speedpainting
  • Master the 5 most useful tools in Photoshop
  • Understand how to avoid the 3 common mistakes that slow your progress and hinder your painting

Digital Sketching for Production

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  • Gain mastery in the fundamentals so you can create stunningly realistic digital illustration
  • Learn how to draw and render effectively and efficiently using Photoshop
  • Understand how to leverage your increased knowledge of fundamentals so you can speed up your workflow while creating more credible concept art

Intro to Environment Design

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  • Learn to design environments that drive the storyline and enhance the overall audience experience
  • Avoid the common design pitfalls that derail the concept art process and disrupt your progress
  • Acquire methods to efficiently use lighting, mood and navigational techniques to elevate your design and amplify the viewer’s experience.

Digital Painting 2

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  • Gain an in-depth understanding of colour and lighting
  • Create a killer portfolio that will make heads turn
  • Learn to believably integrate imaginative elements into an illustration using references

Digital Character Painting from Life

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  • Learn the best methods for rendering skin, hair and clothing

  • Understand the five most common mistakes which make your character paintings look unprofessional and learn to avoid them

  • Learn from a master figure painter trained in the methods of the classical schools of realistic painting and who is also an amazing digital illustrator

Intro to Visual Development

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  • Become proficient in shaping your ideas so they are rich, coherent and strike an emotional chord with your audience.
  • Avoid the common pitfalls that disrupt your progress and learn how to complete your project on time.
  • Learn the skills to convincingly pitch your ideas to clients, art directors and your concept team.
  • Acquire some advanced rendering techniques so you can create beautifully and lively concepts.

Skills Reboot

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  • Strengthen your fundamental artistic skills. 
  • Learn to build a professional level portfolio by giving your illustrations a more polished and refined look.
  • Understand the three critical mistakes that lessen the sense of realism in your image and learn to avoid them.

Environment Design

Level Advanced

  • Understand the best methods and techniques for designing landscapes and cityscapes
  • Learn to avoid the 3 critical mistakes which diminish the impact of your environment
  • Master the art of creating atmosphere and haze without losing details

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