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Digital Painting

An 8-week course on the basics of painting digitally for building strong art foundations

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (or equivalent), drawing tablet (Wacom preferred)
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:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Fundamentals of Design or good drawing foundation
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (or equivalent), drawing tablet (Wacom preferred)
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:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Fundamentals of Design or good drawing foundation
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (or equivalent), drawing tablet (Wacom preferred)
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:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Fundamentals of Design or good drawing foundation
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Primitive Forms

Week one begins with a quick introduction to the medium itself along with the various tools at our disposal. We’ll explore the anatomy of light and shadow, and study the simple beauty of primitive forms.

Week 2 | Painting Material Surfaces

In week two, we’ll dive into surface materials, color, and texture. We’ll explore the fascinating ways in which different materials reflect light, and how to capture that broad range of effects in our work.

Week 3 | Painting From Observation

In week three, we’ll paint directly from observation. To do that effectively, we’ll need to be able to simplify the great complexity of the world.

Week 4 | Seeing Shapes

During week four, we will focus on seeing and designing shapes which are fundamental to great composition. We will explore the concept of Notan and the surprising advantages of working with self-imposed limitations.

Week 5 | Master Studies

Week five is all about standing on the shoulders of giants. We will study master artists from both the past and present, so that we can absorb some of their hard-won knowledge and continue to pass the torch forward.

Week 6 | Skills in Isolation

This week we will focus on optimizing our practice of painting by focusing on specific skills in isolation, such as edge control, lighting and color.

Week 7 | Digital Drawing

In week seven, we will explore the importance of drawing fundamentals, how drawing fundamentals relate to painting, and how they both influence style in creative drawing.

Week 8 | Finishing Touches

In this final chapter, we’ll put what we’ve learned to practice, and talk about finishing paintings.

Digital Painting
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Unleashing your creativity

Lane Brown
Mathias Osland
David Merritt

Lane Brown is a concept artist and illustrator working in the entertainment industry. His past projects include work for video games, tabletop games, theatrical poster art, and book cover illustration. Previously working as a concept artist and art director for Goldfires Studios, Lane now works as both a freelance illustrator and fine artist from his home in South Carolina. He specializes in both digital painting and traditional charcoal drawing.

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Mathias Osland is a professional freelance concept artist and illustrator from Norway. He immediately started working after graduating from secondary school where he picked up work from Volta, Wardenlight Studio, Big Child creatives, and more. Later he pursued an inhouse job and landed a spot in Atomhawk Design in Newcastle, England where he designed characters and creatures for video games. Now he's back in the fjords of Norway, working as a freelancer in a small wooden house.

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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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Danny Sousa

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.

Sonal Rai

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

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.

Ian Till

David is truly passionate about painting and it shows through his stellar instruction. He quickly identifies areas that need improvement and always points these areas out with encouraging, constructive, analytical feedback that really sinks in. He is a great instructor and great guy!

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