TUITION: $̶1̶5̶0̶0̶ $897
DATE: Begins April 11th 2021
DURATION: Once a week - 10 Weeks
FORMAT : Live Online Class
LECTURE TYPE : Live Video Class
MATERIALS: DIgital Tablet/Display & Stylus
SOFTWARE : Adobe Photoshop CS1+
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER+
30+ HOURS OF LIVE INTERACTION
LIVE PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION
This in-depth LIVE class rewards you with a personal experience of what it's like to work as a Visual Development Artist in the Animation industry. You will learn the fundamentals of the job and gain a portfolio to support the role. Visual Development is about being able to design and communicate ideas from a story.
Practice essential visual decision-making techniques, like ideation, exploration, and execution. Plus familiarize yourself with industry-standard painting techniques for efficient work-flows. This live course is geared towards developing an approach to designing characters, props, and environments using essential techniques like composition, lighting, and atmosphere for a final Key Image.
Achieve professional projects that include sketching ideas while applying value techniques to gain a deeper understanding of the camera and story. No matter what your skill level, this class will inspire and improve your design skills and visual decision making for your ideas. You will gain a complete understanding of how the Animation industry works, the process to develop art from start to finish, and create the imagery required for a Visual Development Artist.
PROJECT FILES & EXERCISES
✅ 100% Money-Back Guarantee
✅ Learn directly from a LIVE instructor
✅ Focus on Quality of Work
✅ Build Confidence in your Portfolio
✅ Offer Clear Guidance & Feedback
✅ Refine your Thinking & Mindset
✅ Boost your Concept Design Skills
✅ Receive a Certificate of Completion
It is highly recommended for students to have access to a Wacom (or other)
digital tablet/drawing display and stylus for the optimal learning experience.
SKETCHING & THUMBNAILS
Learn Rapid-Viz to transfer the best ideas from your head and onto the screen as fast as possible. Apply concepts like visual clarity and value with thumbnails to present ideas. Sketching should be fun, fast, and most importantly build upon itself to ensure a greater end product.
STORY & MOOD BOARDS
To create incredible artwork, you'll need to develop the look and feel of your story and present it to Art Directors through Mood Boards. By working through a variety of themes with a story planner, you will unlock your imagination and lay the foundation for your artwork.
COMPOSITION & STRUCTURE
Become the camera in your story by learning the art of Cinematography. Direct the viewer's focus through the three values method, rules of composition, and shape order to keep your images readable and maintain clarity.
COLOR & MATERIALS
With Adobe Photoshop, learn Digital Painting basics and Color Theory to create vivid, eye-popping designs. Then apply Blending Modes, Adjustment Layers, and texturing to push your art to the next level.
LIGHTING & ATMOSPHERE
Gain on-the-job insight into lighting specifics such as exposure and atmosphere in your artwork. Study photo reference, light sources, and apply the essential time of day techniques to achieve beautiful scenes.
Practice indispensable techniques such as combining object reference with lighting reference to form compelling new concepts. Learn the relevance of color scripting to create a visual road map for your story and create the mood across multiple scenes as well.
Personally learn directly from an industry pro and master your artistic skills and mindset. Experience first-hand how to create dynamic artwork for storytelling that will strengthen your portfolio and prime you for the animation industry!
CLASS LESSON DETAILS
the bare essentials
Before you can pump out great work, we need to outline several art essentials to get you started.
find that spark
What drives you artistically? This will give you ideas so you can begin designing your world.
value & composition
Two of the most important aspects of image-making are value and composition.
become the camera
Understand cinematography and storyboarding, will maximize your visual storytelling.
color 1 - materials
When used properly, Color will make or break an image and can breathe life into a painting.
color 2 - advanced study
We'll continue our journey with color for story and advanced techniques with reference.
final project 1 - sketches
Dive into creating your own story that includes Characters, Props, and Imagery.
final project 2 - color
Explore and Refine Sketching, Thumbnails, and FInal Key Materials and Colors.
final project 3 - finishing
Adding the finishing touches and applying the final Art Direction to really polish your artwork!
You made it! Let's discuss your future!
LEARN TO CREATE COMPELLING STORY-DRIVEN ARTWORK FOR THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY
Sundays Beginning April 11th 2021
1pm -3pm PST
INSTRUCTOR: QUINTIN PUEBLA
Quintin Puebla is a visual development artist with almost a decade of experience in the entertainment industry and is currently in development on Nickelodeon's new series, Big Nate. His past projects include Green Eggs and Ham and Rocketeer, along with world-renowned clients such as Disney, Warner Bros, Honda, and Scientific Games. He specializes in early development, color keys, background design, and story illustration.
When he isn't hunched over a computer, Quintin enjoys going on Plein air adventures and exploring various traditional mediums.
To see more of his work, please visit quintinpuebla.com