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The Art Of Color And Light

An 8-week course developing an eye for color and studying fundamental color theory knowledge

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (or equivalent), Wacom tablet or equivalent
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:
Good drawing foundations, Perspective and Digital Painting course
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (or equivalent), Wacom tablet or equivalent
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:
Good drawing foundations, Perspective and Digital Painting course
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (or equivalent), Wacom tablet or equivalent
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:
Good drawing foundations, Perspective and Digital Painting course
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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Week 1 | Introduction Designing a Picture-Arranging our Design Elements to Create Good Composition

Intro- Overview of the course. Who am I? My journey/ development as an artist (career). What are your goals for yourselves from the class. What are my goals for you from this class | What is good design?  | Design vs.Composition  | Arranging our design elements to create good composition | Using design tools to create the illusion of 3d space in a 2d image | Using composition to lead the eye. | Importance of different design tools (values, shapes, linework,color) | Focal point- creating a strong first read (2nd read, 3rd read) | The simple idea

Week 2 | Form- Understanding values- How light reveals form through the proper use of values

Using values to render a 3 dimensional form on a 2 dimensional plain | Importance of edges | Basic properties of light | How to organize your values | Applying values to portraits and landscapes

Week 3 | Color- The foundation of color theory

Color and values | Color and hue | Color and light | Color temperature | How color acts in light vs. shadow | Local color and how it is affected by light

Week 4 | Color Part 2- Diving deeper to discover a more sophisticated understanding of color

Tint, tone and shade | Importance of greys | Color harmony

Week 5 | Color Keys- Combining color and light to work out the best expression of the "big idea"

Different types of color keys | What is the purpose of a color key | Importance of using the color key process to establish the “big idea” | Limited palettes | Practical approach to painting color keys

Week 6 | Concept Art Part 1- Planning a final concept painting

Planning/Designing our own compositions | Staging an idea  | Atmospheric perspective | Depth cues | Easy Photoshop Perspective tools | Using difference and variety to your advantage

Week 7 | Concept Art Part 2- Executing

Rendering different surface qualities | Prioritizing and implementing the principles of painting | Being an effective visual communicator | Shapes, values, and edges

Week 8 | Concept Art Part 3- Final

Master studies | Art directing yourself

The Art Of Color And Light
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Bringing out the best in talent

Chris Brock
Anastasia Shiyankova
Luca Pisanu

Chris Brock is an art director at DreamWorks Animation and is currently working on "Boss Baby 2". Prior to that he worked as a visual development artist on "Abominable”. Since 2006, Chris has been instrumental in the design and look of many of DreamWorks films such as Kung Fu Panda films 1,2 and 3, Boss Baby, Monsters Vs. Aliens, and Flushed Away. Prior to that Chris worked as a Background Painter on many other projects at Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks and Disneytoon Studios including, "The Iron Giant", "Samurai Jack", "The Road to El Dorado and "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas". Chris studied Illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

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Anastasia is a freelance background painter, concept artist and illustrator passionate about environments, colour and light. During her career she has created art for computer games, projection mapping shows and animation, and is currently working as a Lead DMP Artist at Axis Studios where she has contributed to creation of multiple cinematics for Riot Games as a background artist and a 2D DMP team lead. Anastasia has also been working as a fundamentals teacher and mentor alongside her professional freelance work.

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Luca is an Italian Visual Development Artist working at Dreamworks Animation. He has been drawing since he can remember and after his education in Fine Art, in Italy, he moved to London to work on commercials and feature films. Later he moved to Los Angeles to jump in to the Animation and Games worlds in companies like Disney, Insomniac Games and Dreamworks Animation.

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Allan Boulogne

AMAZING instructor. Amazing class. After two years at some art college, he taught me more than I ever would have in the other college. You guys honestly have a keeper here. Best instructor for color and light I’ve had. He knows his stuff!

Nora Garcia

Chris Brock has been an outstanding teacher, providing great feedback and always answering emails or forum threads with helpful information.

Eric Greenberg

It really opened my eyes to how cool and warm light interact. The final week had excellent advice on how to continue studying. Overall, this was an excellent class that was worth every penny.

Lisa Wen

The course forced me to do studies, which helped in every way! I also learned a lot about color theory!

Dean Jones

A deeper understanding for the physics of light and colour and increased perception of nuances of colour and image design

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