INTRODUCTION TO CONCEPT ART TUTORIALS

OVER 5 HOURS OF TUTORIALS AND EXERCISES

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LEARN THE BASICS OF CONCEPT ART TODAY!

Start your journey to becoming a Concept Artist for Film & Games today with our Introduction to Concept Art series, created by CG Spectrum’s Mentor of Concept Art, Brandon Reimchen. Using the industry standard software Photoshop, Brandon will help you navigate through the process of finishing a piece of artwork for your portfolio from start to finish.

Get valuable tips and inside knowledge on and create your very own piece concept art from scratch! 

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What You Will Learn

Introduction to Photoshop

Get familiar with Photoshop as we look at the tools, menus, tabs, layers and functions that you will typically make use of when creating concept art assets in Photoshop.

 

Formatting

In this demonstration, we will walk through a basic look at some image formats that you might encounter when working as a concept artist. We will also look at formatting as it relates to how you can present visual information in your asset work.

 

Ideation

Follow along as we discuss indirect versus direct design briefs and how to begin developing an idea for your asset based on the information you have received from your clients.

 

Reference

Find out how you can supplement your ideation process by finding reference imagery to support your understanding of the subject matter contained in your design brief. We will also look at how to search and save the right kind of images from the internet.

 

Thumbnails

In this demonstration video, we will look at an introduction to the thumbnail sketching as the first part of the drawing process in the workflow of creating a concept art asset.

 

Sketching

Understand the sketching process as we look at selecting a thumbnail sketch so that we can begin developing a more specific and refined detailed drawing.

 

Clean Up

Take your sketch to the next level and in this demonstration. We will talk about how to take your detailed sketch and begin to create a cleaned up line layer version over top.

 

Value Mapping

In this next video, we talk about the important step of mapping out your values to create a clear separation between certain design elements within your asset.

 

Rendering

In this next video, we look at how to add lighting and volume to our value mapped designs to create a more convincing three-dimensional asset.

 

Colouring

During this tutorial, we look at methods of how to add colour to our value scale paintings, apply colour in stages and add some final touches to make your work pop.

 

Polishing

Bring your creation to presentation quality as we look at how to put the finishing touches on your design by adding details for the final rendering.

 

Life Drawing

In this demonstration video, we look at how the practice of observing from life can help develop our understanding of naturally occurring phenomenon which we can then translate into our future concept art assets. 

 

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MEET THE COURSE  CREATOR

 After receiving his degree in Fine Arts in 2003, Brandon began working in the video game industry. Since then he has produced work for companies like EA, Activision, Capcom, Gree, and Disney Interactive. His focus as a Concept Artist has been placed on being adaptable to different aesthetic styles, while always adding visual interest to his designs. Whether its characters, props, or environment art, Brandon aims to elevate each project he works on by employing imagination and attention to detail to produce a quality product.

WHERE YOU KNOW HIM FROM

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Want to Take your skills further? Check out our full course

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Start your journey to becoming a Concept Artist for Film & Games today and sign up for our full Concept Art & Illustration course. From character and environment design to matte painting and digital paint overs, our Online Diploma of Concept Art Course gives you the skills to create a polished portfolio with guidance and training from industry professional artists. 

CG Spectrum gives you direct access and connects you to the best mentors from around the world, delivering a personalised education that gives you the competitive edge you need to succeed.

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