In this introductory class, we will focus on the foundations of image making and various workflow in creating digital illustrations for game and film productions. The class will start from the thumbnail stage to explore compositional ideas and later choose the best working method to complete the image to a professional finish.
Topics such as image composition, references gathering, designing lighting/color for storytelling, efficient Photoshop layers/brushes organization, painting various materials/surfaces, to photo manipulation and 3D integration techniques will be covered during the many in class demos and lectures.
This is a great class for anyone who wish to learn how to create better illustrations to compliment their design job or as their first step into the world of digital illustration.
CLASS #: 117
TIME: Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM (PDT)
START DATE: June 23, 2021
DURATION: 10 Weeks
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Vis Com 1, Sketching for Environment, Color & Lighting
MATERIALS: Computer/Laptop, Wacom & Photoshop/Storyboard Pro required
INSTRUCTOR: Vincenzo Barkasy is a multidisciplinary designer with expertise in conceptual art and illustration. Vincenzo has launched several acclaimed AAA franchises as a concept artist including the recent Marvel’s Avengers and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. He was brought on as a creative consultant for fortune 500 corporation Samsung as a concept designer for an interactive VR ride experience in New York City. His work has been featured in national as well as international publications including Graphis, Titan Books, and Ballistic Publishing. He currently works as a Senior Concept Artist at Sledgehammer Games
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. ***