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WORLD

BUILDING AT YOUR DOORSTEP

CONCEPT ART & ART DIRECTION WITH IAN MCQUE
OCTOBER 12 - 14, 2018

WORKSHOP

THE TEACHER

IAN MCQUE

Formerly assistant art director and lead concept artist for Rockstar North, currently freelance concept artist and illustrator for film (with clients such as Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures Animation, Warner Bros and Fox), video games (‘Signal from Tolva’ amongst others) and publishing (recently completed the covers for both the ‘Railhead’ trilogy and ‘Mortal Engines’ quartet by Philip Reeve).

Ian worked at Rockstar North as Assistant Art Director/Lead Concept Artist on the GTA franchise, leaving in 2013 to become a freelance concept artist and illustrator. He has since been working mainly in the film industry for clients such as Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures Animation, Warner Bros and Fox...

Observation & Imagination:

 

My aim is to show how my process uses locally sourced reference material to create a compelling and believable world, from sketchbook basics through to a (hopefully!) finished digital painting, while giving a commentary on how each stage helps me in my professional practice as a concept artist. Additionally, I would encourage the attendees to ask questions at any point during the workshop - I see it as an informal conversation rather than a lecture.

PROGRAM

DAY 1: BUILDING BLOCKS

  • Field Trip

  • Sketchbook observations

  • Reference gathering with cameras

  • Looking & Seeing

  • Q&A

DAY 2: CHARACTER BUILDING

  • Drawing from Imagination based on observations and reference gathered during the field trip.

  • Visual Development of environments/characters/vehicles/props

  • Creating thumbnail compositions

  • Q&A

DAY 3: BUILDING A BIGGER PICTURE

  • Bringing it all together;

  • Painting Techniques in Photoshop

  • Using color, shape, form, texture, values and light to create a finished piece

  • Q&A

COST AND SCHEDULE

Cost: € 399,00 VAT included. For more info on discounts and promotions visit the FAQ page

Time Schedule:


Friday 14:30-19:30
Saturday and Sunday 10:00–13:00 14:30–19:30

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Course language: English

Availability: 20 people

Required tools: Anything the students feel comfortable with, really. My preference is for traditional materials such as pens/pencils and an A4 sketchbook, but tablets are ok too.

General requirements: N/A

Notes: An interpreting service will be available for a minimum of 5 requests.

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