We will explore in depth ways to achieve layouts as well as background paintings. We will develop a finished portfolio 4-8 final keyshots, Isometric top down location drawings, Prop pages, and Environment pages.
By the end of the course you will learn: How to develop finished layouts, comprehensive drawing techniques, how to start and finish a background painting, advanced methods of background paint, how to set up a portfolio, how to look for work, you will know what studios are looking for in a layout designer/ background painter. Our goal will be to walk away with a portfolio that will prepare you for the animation industry.
Jon Hoekstra is a Matte Painter, Concept Artist, and Visual Development Artist who has worked for companies such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, eclipse, and Walt Disney Imagineering. He has previously taught at Art Center College of Design, from which he received his BA in Illustration - Entertainment Arts in 2013.
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