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Background Painting and Layout Design Mentorship

A 9-week course focused on developing finished layouts utilizing advanced painting methods and preparing an industry ready portfolio

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Course Format:
Live
Duration:
9 weeks
Materials:
Adobe photoshop. (If you plan to take the corse tradtionally you will need: 18x24 Layout bond - 14x17 also ok,Progresso Pencils (about 10) Colors: Terra Cotta, Black, Dark Blue OR Prismacolor Col-Erase (about 10): Black, Blue, Red, Eraser,Pencil Sharpener)
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live (pending enrollment)
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Background and Layout for Animation, Dynamic Sketching 1, Dynamic Sketching 2, Digital Painting, and Perspective
Course Format:
Live
Duration:
9 weeks
Materials:
Adobe photoshop. (If you plan to take the corse tradtionally you will need: 18x24 Layout bond - 14x17 also ok,Progresso Pencils (about 10) Colors: Terra Cotta, Black, Dark Blue OR Prismacolor Col-Erase (about 10): Black, Blue, Red, Eraser,Pencil Sharpener)
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live (pending enrollment)
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Background and Layout for Animation, Dynamic Sketching 1, Dynamic Sketching 2, Digital Painting, and Perspective
Course Format:
Live
Duration:
9 weeks
Materials:
Adobe photoshop. (If you plan to take the corse tradtionally you will need: 18x24 Layout bond - 14x17 also ok,Progresso Pencils (about 10) Colors: Terra Cotta, Black, Dark Blue OR Prismacolor Col-Erase (about 10): Black, Blue, Red, Eraser,Pencil Sharpener)
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live (pending enrollment)
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Background and Layout for Animation, Dynamic Sketching 1, Dynamic Sketching 2, Digital Painting, and Perspective
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Introduction/Creative path: Creating New vs. Refining Current work

Personal Style presentation | Analyzing artistic paths | Designing a path of action: workload ahead, style and context. Lance and Shotgun explanation and decision. Developing Thumbnails and composition for term assignments

Week 2 | Milestone lecture: Prop page, and Environment page

How to set up and begin developing: Prop page, Environment page, Isometric grid drawings

Week 3 | Technique exploration: Isometric grid drawings

Isometric grid drawings, How to set them up, 3d options

Week 4 | Milestone lecture: Back ground painting overview

Color/ Light Lecture. Colorkeys and thumbnails

Week 5 | Technique exploration: keyshots, and style development

Exploring techniques that will aid personal artistic development

Week 6 | Milestone lecture: Style options, Line weight and Shapes

Line weight, Shape Language, and StyleTechnique exploration: Popular styles, and what the industry is looking for

Week 7 | Technique exploration: Popular styles, and what the industry is looking for

Exploring techniques that are current and necessary to get a job

Week 8 | Milestone lecture: Details

How to polish and detail a layout/bg painting.

Week 9 | Final Presentation & Technique exploration: What does Finish mean?

How to build portfolio pages in more detail. We will look at font, style, placement, page sequence. Best practices for websites, Linked In, Art Station etc. | Exploring what defines a finished work. How to know when you are done

Background Painting and Layout Design Mentorship
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Bringing out the best in talent

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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Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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Background Painting and Layout Design Mentorship
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