Learn how to translate your ideas into physical reality.
Concept art can be defined as a form of illustration that is used to convey an idea before it is put into final production, although the skills learned can be used to produce finished art as well such as high end illustration and digital painting. It has application in film, game design, industrial design and other creative industries and can be used for anything from designing objects to developing characters, vehicles, scenes and environments.
Techniques covered in this course are conceptualising, sketching, building visual libraries, working in perspective, constructing basic anatomy and digital painting.
A large portion of the course is devoted to working in Photoshop and mastering digital painting techniques, from the fundamentals such as basic form construction and texturing to more complex ideas like working with color and light. Students will use graphic tablets to replicate class exercises driven by an experienced instructor in order to build up a solid set of fundamentals for more complex work. Students are then taught different workflows for completing concept art from start to finish including drawing based workflows and working with forms and silhouettes for speed.
This evening class is for the visually inclined. It is for anyone that would like to develop their visual awareness, imagination and upgrade their technical skills to help them visualise and render their ideas. It is for anyone that has marveled at digital art and now wants to take steps in creating their own.
Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:
- Basic Computer Skills for PC/Mac
- Adobe Photoshop Essential Skills
By the end of the course students will have usable knowledge of the following:
- Building visual libraries
- Working in perspective
- Basic anatomy construction
- Digital painting techniques
- Specialised industry tips and techniques
- Different workflows to create concept art