BECOME A CHARACTER DESIGN PRO! JULY 14 - 16, 2016

WORKSHOP

SAM NIELSON: DIGITAL PAINTING FOR CHARACTER DESIGN

THE TEACHER

Concept artist - Disney, Blizzard, Activision, Sony

Sam Nielson has 20 years of experience in the animation industry, including 10 years at Disney (Avalanche) where he worked as a concept artist. His other clients include Sony Pictures Animation, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision, Scholastic, Harper Collins, and many more. He teaches advanced courses online for Schoolism. He has also presented live workshops on design and painting in Moscow, Stockholm, Berlin, London, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver...

Learn from Sam Nielson how to use painting as a tool to design characters for animated film and games. Sam will share design principles, painting techniques, and special insider tricks he uses in his work for clients and employers across the industry. 

PROGRAM

DAY 1: DESIGNING WITH VALUES 

  • The communicative power of value

  • Sculpting with light

  • Rhythm and texture in forms

  • Value composition

DAY 2: DESIGNING WITH COLOR

  • How color and light work

  • The strengths and disadvantages to digital art

  • Techniques for applying color

  • Using color to add life and interest

  • Color composition

DAY 3: ADDING PROFESSIONAL FINISH TO A PAINTING 

  • Choosing an efficient process

  • Finishing off a composition

  • Atmosphere and edge effects

  • What art directors look for in a painting 

COST AND SCHEDULE 

Cost: € 350,00 VAT included. For more info on discounts and promotions visit the FAQ page 


Time Schedule:
10:00 – 13:00 14:30 – 18:30

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Course language: English 
Required tools: Paper and pencil for drawing a note-taking, laptop and tablet, or tablet with stylus, software or app(s) for digital painting
Required knowledge: Students should already be familiar with the software they are going to paint with
General requirements: N/A
Notes: An interpreting service will be available for a minimum of 5 requests

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