The understanding of perspective is one of the most important tools that an artist uses in creating believable spaces. It serves as a starting point to understand how the human eye perceives the world around us. This is an important class required for all artists of every discipline. Polina will teach perspective from the view point of an environment designer, using perspective as a staging tool for camera placement, storytelling, scale, grounding the figure and for prop design.
CLASS #: 101
TIME: Saturdays, 9:30AM- 12:30PM (PDT)
START DATE: Oct 2nd, 2021
(The first day of class will meet 1 hr. later from 10:30 AM ~1:30 PM PDT)
DURATION: 10 Weeks*
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Previous Photoshop experience
MATERIALS: Computer/Laptop, Wacom & Photoshop required
INSTRUCTOR: Polina Hristova is currently working a freelance concept artist. Her past clients include Obsidian Entertainment, Lucasfilm Animation, Sony, Thinkwell, Fantasy Flight Games & Naughty Dog.
COMPUTER PROGRAM: Intro to Perspective class requires a program or computer setting that allows doing the following:
- A line tool
- A way to get a specific angle (like a protractor)
- Transform features
- Ability to draw ellipses
The "Intro to Perspective" class will be taught with Photoshop and is strongly recommended for students to use the same software to get the most out of the class.
For advanced students who wish to use other software, they will need to check with the instructor and be already fluent with their software of choice (and be responsible to resolve any technical issues that may occur).
TIME ZONE: All CDA class days/times listed above are based on the Los Angeles PST/PDT time zone.
**Due to reasons such as instructor sick day, family emergencies, storm, earthquake, fire, flood, or other unforeseen circumstances, Concept Design Academy reserves the right to push any class back 1 week in schedule if necessary. Students are strongly recommended to plan their schedule with some flexibility in mind to avoid schedule conflicts.
*** Limit one seat purchase for each class per student. Multiple seat purchase of same class will not be honored. ***