Course overview Course overview
Conquer the digital art medium
This course is an introduction to digital painting and color composition for film and animation. With an emphasis on studying the works of old masters, students will discover the process of how to deconstruct the picture plane through film studies, reproductions of master works, and the widely used—but often understated—industry-standard technique of 'Photobashing.' Course work will cover color theory, perspective, and the use of brushes & textures in Photoshop (this includes: creating images of characters, props, or vehicles using photo overlays in Photoshop).
Digital Painting WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creativity
David Merritt is currently a Background Painter for Hasbro working on Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Born and raised in the LA area, he is a graduate of Art Center College of Design and California State University Long Beach. His Clients include Disney Interactive, Disney Imagineering, The Jim Henson Company, and Favilli Studios.
Rhys Griffiths is a concept artist and illustrator working in the entertainment industry. He has brought his passion for light, colour and composition to many TV commercials, film storyboards, video games and Kickstarter projects. Previously working as a concept artist at Streamline Studios, he is now freelancing in Melbourne on upcoming AAA titles, while working on his own point-and-click adventure game.
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spring TERM Registration
Feb 10, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020
I think he's a pretty amazing teacher. He is super knowledgeable and professional. I'm going to miss getting art critiques from him every week.
His way of teaching is just awesome and in future I would love to learn more from him. It is so simple to understand such big things in a simple way.
David is a great teacher! I really enjoyed learning digital painting with him. It was my first time also using color and his lectures and assignments made it really fun. His feedback was also always really on point and he is really kind in the Q&As.
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What makes this learning experience unique?
Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
1+ Year Access
Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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