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Intro to Concept Art

Learn all the steps to create visually stunning concept art from start to finish

Teacher Artwork by Nicolas Gosselin



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Teacher Artwork by Nicolas Vallet

Intro to Concept Art

Intro to Concept Art is offered in a format which features both pre-recorded lessons and demos from your instructor as well as LIVE feedback sessions each week!

Each pre-recorded lesson will be available one week before the live feedback session. You’ll be able to watch these at your own leisure and practice the skills and theory you learn from each video! Then, once a week, you will join your instructor and up to 9 other students for live personalized feedback on your artwork.

In this course, you will learn the basics of design and all the steps required to bring your creative visions to life. Throughout the term, your instructor Nic Gosselin will guide you through the concept art creation process while you take 1 prop or vehicle concept to completion, from an initial idea to a portfolio-ready art piece.

Through in-class exercises and the reworking and refining of you concept each week, you will challenge yourself to improve your creative thinking and problem solving skills. You will also learn to expertly communicate your ideas and the desired mood of your concept, and sketch various iterations of your design from multiple view-points. Finally, you will learn the best way to present your concept art for maximum impact in your portfolio.

By the end of this course, you will have received the tools, techniques and knowledge required to create your own stunning concept art pieces from start to finish.

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  • Course Type Online Concept Art Classes
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill Level
    Level 2
    Level 2

    Second level classes are for students who have a good foundation in the basics of realistic drawing (such as perspective, proportion, shading and colour theory) and already know how to use Photoshop, but need more in-depth knowledge to create professional and complex artwork.

    This level is about expanding knowledge, strengthening skills, and transitioning to the world of concept art and illustration.

  • Language English

The Video Access Only format of this class is not eligible for a discount when taking 3 or more classes

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Class Formats

Pre-Recorded with Live Feedback

  • An in depth 10 week course taught by an industry professional
  • A course brush pack
  • 10 hours of live recorded demos and lectures
  • 30+ hours of live feedback with the instructor
  • Constructive homework and assignments that will help you reach an understanding of class topics
  • Live personalised feedback on your weekly homework and assignments
  • A classroom of up to 20 peers

Video Access Only

  • An in depth 10 week course taught by an industry professional
  • A course brush pack
  • 10 hours of video content: Demos and lectures
  • Constructive homework and assignments that will help you reach an understanding of class topics
  • The VAO of this class does not apply for our multiclass discount
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Schedule

Note: This class will be offered online only.

Term: Summer 2024

Recorded Class Release Date  - Starts: Wednesday, June 26th and will be released once a week every Wednesday

Live Feedback Session - Section A) Starts: Wednesday, July 3rd and is once a week from 6 PM to 7 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT or UTC-4h) - English - Nic Gosselin

Live Feedback Session - Section B) Starts: Wednesday, July 3rd and is once a week from 7 PM to 8 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT or UTC-4h) - English - Nic Gosselin

Duration: 10 weeks

 

If you are not able to make it to the live class (due to time zone differences) not to worry; the live feedback sessions will also be recorded, so you’ll be able to see what critiques you were given at a later time!

It should be noted that students should set aside a minimum of 3 hours per week to complete assignments for this class. Students may even require a bit more time (4-5 hours per week) depending on how quickly they can work through assignments.

 

*Please note that this class' duration is subject to change (to either 1.5 hours or 2 hours) depending on the number of enrolled students.

These shorter class formats are conducted with more of a personalized mentorship style, allowing students to have more time devoted to their assignments' critiques and the ability to ask more questions in class, while still maintaining all of the theory and planned curriculum for the regular class length.

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Prerequisites

Skill requirements 

To enroll in this course you should have: 

If you are unsure of your skill level, please contact [email protected] for additional guidance.

 

Language and age requirements

You should have at least intermediate level English to take this class. Please be advised that there could be artistic nudity in our classes. Students should be 14 years old to enroll.

Required Materials

Material List: 

  • A desktop computer or laptop with Photoshop installed*
  • A  graphic tablet with pressure sensitivity (from brands such as Wacom, Huion, or Xencelabs), OR a tablet-laptop hybrid (also with Photoshop installed) with pressure sensitivity (such as the Wacom Cintiq Companion or Microsoft Surface Pro).

 

Important note: 

Please note that the vast majority of our digital classes are taught using Adobe Photoshop and that this is also the recommended program for students to use. You may consult our FAQ for more information on other software which may be potentially used for class, however, please note that no technical assistance will be provided by instructors on the use of alternative painting software as they may not be familiar with the program.

 

Please ensure that all of your hardware and software are functioning properly before the start of the term; there will not be any time to resolve technical issues in class.

*Please consult our Tech Requirements below for more precise computer specifications.

 

Tech Requirements for Attending Syn Studio Online Classes

Minimum Requirements

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 600kbps bandwidth (up/down).
  • A Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a single core processor (at least 1 GHZ processing speed) or a smartphone/tablet with equivalent processing capabilities
  • Good speakers/earphones to listen to the classes 
  • Browser - IE7+, Safari 5+, Firefox, Chrome 
  • Operating System - Windows XP, Mac OS 10.6, Linux distro based on 3.0 kernel, Android 5.0, iOS 10

 

Syn Studio Recommendations

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 1.5Mbps bandwidth (up/down). You can also connect to the internet directly using your ethernet cable to improve your experience.
  • Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a dual core processor with at least 2 GHZ processing speed and a 4 GB RAM
  • High Quality speakers/earphones to listen to the classes
  • Browser & Operating System - We recommend using the latest version of the browser and operating system for an optimal online classroom experience.
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Course Outline

*Please note that the following outline is subject to change slightly at the teacher's discretion.

Part 1

Gain expertise in design fundamentals and learn how to break down an image so you can study the value contrast and achieve the ideal colour balance. Understand the important role that research and reference play in the concept art process. Gain proficiency in effectively using research as way to gather inspiration while drawing.

Part 2

Become proficient in shape design and language so you can create multiple concepts with different personalities. Learn a powerful method of visual communication so you can effectively convey your ideas to your audience.

 

Part 3

Employ the iterative design process and all you’ve learned during the class to complete a final concept art project and portfolio piece you can be proud of!

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