The Art of Color and Light is an exploration in the properties of color and light under a variety of conditions. This is an essential stage in concept art that develops mood and communicates the narrative of the story by means of visual cues. Students should have a good understanding of perspective and sketching skills before joining the course. (Course outline for each instructor may be different; for specific outline information, please select the instructor and click on “Request Syllabus” below.)
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.
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.
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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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!
Chris Brock has been an outstanding teacher, providing great feedback and always answering emails or forum threads with helpful information.
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.
The course forced me to do studies, which helped in every way! I also learned a lot about color theory!
A deeper understanding for the physics of light and colour and increased perception of nuances of colour and image design