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Compelling visuals for strong stories
PLEASE NOTE: This course will begin a week early for the Summer 2019 term. | Illustrators working in entertainment will spend their careers creating compelling imagery for narrative and marketing purposes. The best illustrators in entertainment inject a sense of gravity, mood, and energy, which draws consumers and players into the world the art portrays. This course focuses on the skills essential for good image-making, and also on those skills which elevate an illustration to the next tier of professionalism. We will discuss what makes a lasting, impactful piece of art, cover some of the techniques and tools you can use to maximize your chances of success, and build the habits necessary to conduct ourselves in a professional environment. COURSE NOTES: 1) This course is designed for intermediate to advance artists, so a portfolio review is recommended. 2) This course includes a weekly group critique wherein the instructor and the students will look at the students' work together and discuss constructive feedback. 3) Lectures will be in both a pre-recorded and live format.
Narrative Illustration and Characters WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Real heroes don't wear capes - they teach
Lectures by Mitchell Malloy
Miguel Iglesias is a senior concept artist and illustrator for AAA games, films, and development of new IPs with more than 15 years of professional experience. Some of the titles he has worked on include The Division, The Division 2, FarCry 3 , World in Conflict. Now he works as a freelance artist for clients such as Ubisoft, Games Workshop, and Focus Interactive, to name a few.
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summer TERM Registration
May 6, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019
Madeline Julyk / Summer 2017
I had a phenomenal time in this class, and I'm so sad it's ending -- Mitchell is funny, personable, knowledgeable, and is always responsive an attentive in and outside of the classroom. He puts a lot of effort and care into critiques and genuinely cares about the improvement of his students. If he ever has another class on CGMA, I'm taking it in a heartbeat. I can't express enough what a positive experience this was!
Tessera Madison / Summer 2017
This has been a fantastic experience! Mitchell has been an incredible teacher. He takes the time to give each student detailed feedback. He is easily available if we have any questions or are struggling with an assignment. His lectures were extremely helpful and I learned so much. I am so grateful for this experience and would love to take more classes in the future!
Lucca Medeiros / Summer 2017
The classes were really full of knowledge, and I learned a lot!
Janna Sophia Koppenwallner / Fall 2017
-Thank you for the great class!
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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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