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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).
Environment design 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.
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winter TERM Registration
Nov 5, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019
Danny Sousa / Summer 2017
- 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 haha
Sonal Rai/ Summer 2017
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.
Javier Lopez / Fall 2017
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 on the Q&As
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