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Perspective

An 8-week course introducing students to linear perspective systems; students will explore a variety of basic and complex laws to convey the illusion of dimensional forms in space

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop and Wacom tablet or equivalent strongly preferred; if the class is taken using traditional media, please see syllabus for materials list
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic drawing skills
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop and Wacom tablet or equivalent strongly preferred; if the class is taken using traditional media, please see syllabus for materials list
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic drawing skills
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop and Wacom tablet or equivalent strongly preferred; if the class is taken using traditional media, please see syllabus for materials list
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic drawing skills
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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Week 1 | 1-point perspective basics

Why use 1 point perspective | Finding the eye level | Drawing in 1 point | Placing characters in space | Bisecting forms | Analyzing perspective in photos | Photo study demo

Week 2 | More Advanced 1 Point Techniques

Drawing ellipses | Drawing a grid | Photoshop scaling tricks | Design tips | Using reference and thumbnailing | Background design demo

Week 3 | 2-point perspective

Why use 2 point perspective? | Exploring the cone of vision | Drawing in 2 point perspective | Ellipses in 2 point | Working from storyboard panels | Background design demo from storyboard

Week 4 | Slopes & Stairs in 2-Point

Drawing slopes (auxiliary vanishing points) | Constructing stairs | Moving characters on a slope | Drawing reflective surfaces | Background design demo

Week 5 | 3-Point Perspective

When to use 3 point perspective | Drawing in 3 point | Moving characters in 3 point | Drawing ellipses in 3 point | Background design demo

Week 6 | Drawing Organic Forms & Complex Shapes

Simplifying complex shapes | Characters as simple shapes | Using style to simplify plants | My plant drawing techniques | Background design demo

Week 7 | Working With Tone

Why add tone? | Projecting shadows | Designing your lighting | Tonal techniques | Value comps | Adding tone to a background demo

Week 8 | Breaking Perspective for Style & Background Pans

Breaking down style line weight approaches | Line quality | Style background design demo | Emulating camera moves | Drawing a fisheye lens effect | Horizontal pan background design

Perspective
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Igniting your imagination

Pat Marconett
Asa Enoch
Scott Caple
Dmitry Sorokin

Pat Marconett is a background design / visual development artist based out of Los Angeles. He loves drawing old architecture and historically inspired things. Currently he is working on Big Hero 6 at Disney TV Animation. In the past he worked on Sofia the first, Wingfeather Saga, Be Cool Scooby Doo, Veggie Tales and several others. He has also been developing his own children's book series.

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Asa Enochs is a freelance illustrator, concept artist and art director with over 15 year of experience. He has worked for large and small companies, from EA and Sony to small 7 person teams. Asa has also spent the last 10 years teaching students to create illustration and entertainment art and enjoys helping future designers on their path.

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Scott Caple has been working in the animation industry for 30 plus years as a designer, layout, and story artist for such companies as Lucasfilm, Don Bluth Productions, Disney, and Pixar.

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Dmitry Sorokin is a freelance concept designer working on video games. Dmitry holds an engineering degree in oil & gas industry. And after 10 years career in that field he switched gears completely to pursue his passion - creating worlds. After acquiring Entertainment Design diploma in 2014 he worked with several video games and concept art companies including Arkane Studios, Bethesda, Bohemia Interactive and West Studio; and participated in production of several games with PREY being among the others.

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Joseph Standridge

The feedback I received was super helpful, but also positive so even after a rough assignment, I left the critique feeling inspired, and ready to improve the next assignment. I learned more than I expected to, and while the limit 8 weeks means things are fast paced, I have plenty of tools to continue to practice with.

Taylor Scott

Pat Marconett is a cool guy and I really enjoyed learning from him! I personally do NOT like drawing backgrounds or environments AT ALL and this instructor made learning this very informative and enjoyable.

Mika Tanagi

Scott’s a really nice guy. His critique videos were always double the length of the videos in my other CGMA class because he goes for quite a while on certain aspects of my assignment and the perspective, which is what I wanted to hear. It was awesome getting feedback from him!

Maria Bazhanova

Robert was amazing, very personal and objective at the same time. He gave positive feedback which was inspirational but at the same time gave constructive feedback on how to improve. Would love to take some other course with him.

Anna Chen

Robert was awesome—he took the time to answer my questions and do demonstrations in my assignment feedback.

Bavanya Chahat

Dmitry is one of the best instructors for perspective and his doubt clearing sessions are really great and so much effective.

Aimee Lew

Simplified a lot of complex ideas so they were easy to understand and apply, and also helped me with more shortcuts in photoshop that can speed up my process. I had great feedback for my assignments that helped me push more story into my work.

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