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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
Lectures by David Merritt
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.
Lectures by David Merritt
Hueala Teodor was born and raised in Romania where he studied graphics at the Fine Arts University. His career started in the mobile game industry in 2012, doing freelance until 2013 when he got his first in-house job at a mobile game company. During this time period, he worked on various projects including board games, comics, and doing gallery presentation shows. In 2016 he switched from mobile games to the AAA games industry by joining Ubisoft. Since then, he has worked with multiple top-tier studios, including Blackletter Games, Volta, Blur, Epic Games, Riot, and PsyOp LA. He currently owns a small outsource studio in Bucharest called Arthogs Studio which collaborates with studios around the world.
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summer TERM Registration
May 6, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019
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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