Do you love to draw and spend hours and hours sketching your creations? Are you looking to take your artistic skills to the next level and break into the industry?
Becoming a successful concept artist isn't easy. It takes a lot of practice, dedication and hard work. It's also crucial to have a skilled mentor who understands the industry to guide you help you get over the technical and creative hurdles you'll encounter. Getting consistent, professional and honest feedback will help you take your artwork to the next level and develop a portfolio that will get noticed.
CG Spectrum's mentors have worked on blockbuster films and AAA video games and are ready to share their years of professional experience with you. You'll meet online weekly with your mentor as they work within your homework project files giving you in-depth feedback, keeping the experience personalized and ensuring that they are adjusting the course topics to optimize your potential.
In just 10 months, your experienced mentor will teach you how to give life to extraordinary creatures and characters, design incredible props and weapons and visualize entirely unique fantasy worlds.
Here at CG Spectrum, we care deeply about the success of our students. We not only teach technical and creative skills but also industry networking skills.
Learn Concept Art for Film and Games and turn your passion into a career.
"I am loving every minute of it! As an aspiring Concept Artist, it's been amazing to have an industry professional as a mentor. Having one on one feedback has been so helpful, for example submitting your work and receiving back a paint over and a
August 6th, 2018
Intermediate - Advanced
Introduction to Concept Art or a portfolio submission demonstrating equivalent learning outcomes
A computer that meets the minimum recommended specifications and a digital drawing tablet
What You Get
Building on the foundation skills learned in the Introduction to Concept Art Course, students will begin to explore more advanced techniques used by professional concept artists in the film and game industry.
If you want to become a professional concept artist, it's important to understand your strengths and set goals to improve on your weaknesses. During the first study period, you'll work with your mentor to create an actionable plan, so you can become a well-rounded, sought-after concept artist who is prepared for the industry.
In order to master the common practices and techniques used by professional concept artists, students will learn proper shot composition, creating realistic materials and textures, dynamic posing and how color affects the mood of your artwork.
Students will also focus on how to create and present appealing prop designs, digital paint-over techniques and begin building concept art pieces for their portfolio.
Get familiar with advanced professional workflows and techniques using the industry standard software Adobe Photoshop
Consult with your mentor and develop a plan to focus on addressing your weaknesses and pushing your strengths to the next level
Learn how to create realistic digital textures and materials to be used on future concept designs
Understand how dynamic posing and lines of action tell a story and defines your characters physicality
Take your designs and explore different style iterations to create more depth and range to your portfolio
Use the paint-over technique to quickly create multiple variations of a concept design for client presentation
In Study Period 2 students will learn everything about the amazing process of environment design and how to envision entirely new worlds for film and video games using various styles and methods.
One of the major aspects of creating believable environment concept art is mastering perspective drawing. Students will focus heavily on this essential skill as they learn to create set designs for movies and environments for game level design.
To round things out you will learn how to quickly visualize environments by building matte paintings from scratch using hand painting and photo-bashing techniques as well as using the paint-over method to acquire lighting and perspective information from pre-rendered 3D assets.
Students will complete this study period with a strong grasp on environment design using professional workflows and have several pieces of environment concept art for their portfolio.
One of the most popular aspects of concept art is character and creature design. In this study period, you will focus on conceiving and creating characters and creatures based on their personality and character traits as well as how their environment has affected their design.
Students will build on their anatomy and posing skills to visualize hero and villain characters, find out what makes them tick, what their backstory is and what powers they may hold. From color pallets to creating a proper design sheet student will learn what it takes to become a professional character concept artist for film and video games.
Next, you'll focus on creating truly amazing and terrifying creature concept designs to fill up the worlds you've envisioned. Emphasis will be placed on finding the symbiosis between the creatures and environments they live in and how to paint everything from fur to scales.
This study period will also give students time to create new concept artwork for their portfolio and to refine already created pieces. You'll also learn how to properly build and present your portfolio to showcase your work and start applying for jobs.
Learn how to design characters that are driven by personality traits, their backstory and the environments they live within
Understand the common character traits,
Design and conceptualize magnificent beasts, fantastical creatures and find out how environmental factors affect your design
Build professional style sheets and character turnarounds in order to properly present your creations to clients
Polish off existing pieces and create new concept art work for your professional portfolio
Learn how to create a professional online portfolio and showcase your best work
Find out how to network and promote yourself in the industry with guidance from your industry mentor
"The most important quality of CG Spectrum is that they concentrate on training their students in a specific discipline.They know that the industry is full of experienced and trained people and their goal is to find jobs for their student. I honestly believe that these guys have built this institution to get people jobs and help grow the industry into something even more amazing than it is now."
"CG Spectrum has really taught me how to further develop my design skills and push my portfolio to a professional standard. My mentor is an experienced industry concept artist and made every class enjoyable. The mentors really train you to how to think critically about your work and acquire more attention for detail; details that really pull your work together to make that impressive polished piece in your portfolio."
At CG Spectrum you're never just a number. We cap our class sizes at 5 students so you get the most attention possible at a more affordable price.
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By choosing the 1-on-1 option you will get more individual attention from your mentor while having the flexibility to work within your busy schedule.
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