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Illustration Mentorship

An 8 week mentored course where students create refined images using professional practices

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Course Format:
Live Group Sessions
Duration:
9 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (any), Wacom tablet or equivalent
Lecture Type:
Live Group Sessions
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate- Advanced
Feedback:
Individual Feedback
Q&A:
Once per week
Prerequisites:
Foundation & Design Program or equivalent. Students should have a good understanding of human figure drawing, landscape painting, and perspective. Course recommendations: Narrative Illustration and Characters, Fundamentals of Environment Design.
Course Format:
Live Group Sessions
Duration:
9 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (any), Wacom tablet or equivalent
Lecture Type:
Live Group Sessions
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate- Advanced
Feedback:
Individual Feedback
Q&A:
Once per week
Prerequisites:
Foundation & Design Program or equivalent. Students should have a good understanding of human figure drawing, landscape painting, and perspective. Course recommendations: Narrative Illustration and Characters, Fundamentals of Environment Design.
Course Format:
Live Group Sessions
Duration:
9 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (any), Wacom tablet or equivalent
Lecture Type:
Live Group Sessions
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate- Advanced
Feedback:
Individual Feedback
Q&A:
Once per week
Prerequisites:
Foundation & Design Program or equivalent. Students should have a good understanding of human figure drawing, landscape painting, and perspective. Course recommendations: Narrative Illustration and Characters, Fundamentals of Environment Design.
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Introduction/Creative path | Process of Illustrating

Personal Style presentation | Analyzing artistic paths | Discuss the average development of illustrating for commercial projects

Week 2 | Research and Reference | Thumbnail Refinement and Colors

Thumbnailing and Idea Exploration | Thinking about the purpose and narrative | Process for faster thumbnailing

Week 3 | Color and Light Block-in | Color Fundamentals | Studying Lighting and Form

How setting yourself up with accurate color and light can quicken rendering time | Form Principle | Studying Value and Lighting

Week 4 | Rendering | Polish and Finish Illustration

Rendering Demonstration | Demonstrate how to add final polish to illustrations

Week 5 | Critique Week | New Brief | Reference Gathering

Go over students work and discuss pros and cons in the work as well as personal growth | Present the new brief assignment and gather reference

Week 6 | Sketch Stage (Thumbnailing, Studies, Drawing)

Demonstration of proper planning of composition while considering perspective and form

Week 7 | Painting Stage (Color, Light, Render, Polish)

Demonstration of developing and building upon painting

Week 8 | Painting Stage (Color, Light, Render, Polish)

Demonstration of developing and building upon painting

Week 9 | Final Presentation and Critique

Critiquing students final works and discussing the developments over the mentorship and where to move forward from there

Illustration Mentorship
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Igniting your imagination

Forrest Imel is a professional freelance illustrator/concept artist with 6+ years of experience in the games industry. Over those years he's worked with clients such as Blizzard, Riot Games, Wizards of the Coast, Valve, Disney, and more.

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Nouhot

The course helped me a lot on finding some solutions to any problem in the different stage of the illustration. Forrest explained really well how to prep your image in color, to render more easily. The addition of storytelling, value and perspective gave me a path to really get better years and after years.

Rok

I feel that through the presentation, demonstration and the repetition of the fundamentals week by week I am starting to internalize how to think about them and I can already see the improvement when I look at my old works or when someone asks me for feedback… the fundamentals are the most important thing and for the first time in my life I am prepared to dive into stuff like the study of perspective.

Sergio

This course helped me to identify the mistakes in my illustrations and how to fix them, how important it is to know the fundamentals and how to apply them to every illustration.

Kuya Jaypi

It taught me what aspects of picture making to prioritize at different stages of the process in order to achieve a higher quality while being more efficient.

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What makes this learning experience unique?
Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.

Lifetime Access

Enjoy lifetime access to courses. 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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Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

Illustration Mentorship
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