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Intro to Perspective
It is as easy as 1, 2, and 3 point perspectives. Deep and strong understanding of perspective is a fundamental component in all concept design. In this course you will gain confidence and familiarity using perspective techniques to draw vehicles, objects, and architectural environments. By the end of this course, you will be prepared to select and utilize appropriate perspective techniques in future coursework.
Employers in the field media arts and design need to hire artists who can draw efficient and compelling designs. Whether you have lots of experience drawing or very little, this course will help you build confidence sketching from visual references and develop your visual library. From military gear to simple objects, you will practice drawing efficiently from life and images in your sketchbook. We will also introduce the importance of ethical considerations in design and to incorporate ethical principles into the design sketching process. By the end of this course, you will be able to utilize your visual library for future projects.
Figure Drawing & Anatomy Drawing 1
A fundamental understanding of anatomy is essential for human and creature design in production. From stick figures to complex characters, in this course you will be introduced to the basics of human and animal anatomical structures. By the end of this course, you will be able to block out basic character shapes, forms, structures and identify and describe basic anatomical features.
Have you ever wanted to model an action figure from your favorite movie or game, but were not sure where to start? Explore the techniques, principles and acquire the skills needed to create your own original sculptures. Working from your own concept designs you will build armatures, learn additive and subtractive sculpting approaches, create details, textures, and improve the form of your sculpture in the round. By the end of this course, you will have a fully finished professional maquette that you can add to your design portfolio.
Intro to Digital Painting 1
Photoshop is one of the concept designer’s most essential tools for professional work in animation, games, and film. From learning hot keys to making your first digital designs, this course provides a strong foundation for future course work and industry practice.
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