Course overview Course overview
Create visually striking, story-based images
This class will cover the fundamental principles used to create visually striking images as applied to illustration, film, games, animation, and publishing. The class will first begin by exploring how composition functions as a visual design language across a 2-dimensional surface by covering concepts like mass, proportion, movement, and symmetry. These concepts will then be studied as they relate to illustration and entertainment-based mediums in the form of focal point, rhythm, depth, camera, space, and more. Clear visual communication will also be emphasized with regard to how the basic principles help communicate a compelling story/idea. Students will refine their understanding of composition through assignments that include graphic studies, thumbnail sketches, background/layout design, and story-based drawings.
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creative potential
Lectures by Mauricio Abril
Pablo Carpio was born in the south of Spain and raised in Madrid, where he has lived and studied since he was young. After 5 years of studies, he graduated in Fine Arts by the Complutense University of Madrid, where he gained a strong background in traditional painting, drawing and art history. Since then, he has worked as a freelance concept artist for companies such as Pixar, Marvel Studios, MPC, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Insomniac Games, Axis Studios, and some others. He also published works and tutorials in several magazines like 2DArtist and ImagineFX during the past years.
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Nov 5, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019
Sebastian Posada / Winter 2017
Mauricio is awesome! :)
James Pickard / Winter 2017
Really good mentor ship and instruction from Mauricio.
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