Color Design through Landscape Painting with Mike Hernandez (Online Course)

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This foundational color design course focuses on the design of lighting and color palettes for animation productions. Students will learn how to observe and understand how color and lighting works through studying nature around us. After the studies, students will experiment and push their color designs based on these foundational skills learned to create paintings that are rich in narrative mood yet grounded in a relatable reality. (This class is taught with both digital medium & traditional demos)

CLASS #: 123
TIME: Thursday & Monday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (PDT)

START DATE: Oct 7th, 2022
(Friday portion of the class have been changed to Thursday after week 1)
DURATION: 10 Weeks* - meets twice a week on Thur & Mon
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Intro to Perspective, Vis Com 1, sketching for Environment, Intro to Color.

MATERIALS: Computer, Wacom (or Cintiq), and Photoshop. Traditional gouache medium optional.

INSTRUCTOR: Mike Hernandez is a very experienced animation Production Designer/ Visual Development Artist that is well known for his bold use of color, lighting and depth in his work. Some of his past projects include “Sinbad”, “Spirit”, “Shrek 4”, “Bee Movie”, “Monsters vs Aliens”, and “Turbo”

TIME ZONE: All CDA class days/times listed above are based on the Los Angeles PST/PDT time zone.

REFUND POLICY: For details about our class refund policy, please visit our "Refund Policy" and "Terms of Service" pages.


*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. ***