UNDERSTANDING COLOR, LIGHT AND LOCATION DESIGN.
JUNE 24 TO JUNE 26, 2016

WORKSHOP

NATHAN FOWKES: VISUAL STORYTELLING

THE TEACHER

Concept artist for animation and entertainment projects. Teacher of drawing, painting, color and design. Clients include DreamWorks, Blue Sky and Disney.

Concept artist for the animation and entertainment industry. Drawing, painting, color and design teacher. among his clients are: DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Blizzard and Disney. Nathan Fowkes is a veteran entertainment industry artist with credits on 11 feature films including: The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, several projects within the Shrek Universe, How to Train Your Dragon, The Legend of Puss in Boots, RIO2 and an upcoming project from Disney...

This 3 day intensive workshop will show entertainment artists and students how to powerfully engage their audience through visual storytelling and design. The presentation will be a serious exploration of using color, light and design to create compelling concept art and design extraordinary places.

PROGRAM

DAY 1: CREATING COMPELLING CONCEPT ART THROUGH THE DESIGN OF COLOR AND LIGHT

  • The theatrical design and development process

  • Organizing the complexities of color into engaging harmonies

  • Choosing color schemes that create a full variety of moods and emotional beats for storytelling

  • The technical nature of color; what we need know to make our audience believe

  • Color scripting to create a compelling narrative

  • Staging images through the design of light

  • Photoshop demo: building an image with color and light

  • Q&A

DAY 2: ENVIRONMENT DESIGN - THE CREATION OF EXTRAORDINARY PLACES

  • The design and development process for production environments

  • The creation of mood, history and story through environment and location design

  • Creating emotional cues through the design of shape and line

  • Purposeful architecture design for storytelling

  • Designing 3D space in landscape and architecture

  • Photoshop demo: building an environment

  • Q&A

DAY 3: FINDING INSPIRATION FOR CONCEPT ART PAINTING AND DESIGN THROUGH THE STUDY OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

  • Improving your concept art painting and design through observation of nature

  • Step by step demo slides for on location traditional and digital landscape sketching

  • Slideshow on the benefits of sketching from life in watercolor and gouache as a quick-sketch medium

  • Q&A

DAY 3 BONUS: PICTORIAL COMPOSITION FOR DYNAMIC CONCEPT ART

  • The fundamentals of effective picture making through composition and design

  • How to find artistry and a clear read within challenging and complicated subject matter
    Strategies for solving compositional problems quickly and effectively

  • Standing on the shoulders of giants; bringing the authority of the masters to modern concept art

  • Photoshop demo: building a composition

  • Building your concept art portfolio

  • Q&A

COST AND SCHEDULE

Cost: € 470,00 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: Laptop and graphic tablet, paper and pencil
Required knowledge: Basic knowledge of photoshop or equivalent, intermediate drawing skill
General requirements: N/A
Notes: An interpreting service will be available for a minimum of 5 requests

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