Course overview Course overview
Create visually striking, story-based images
This class will cover the fundamental principles used to create visually striking images as applied to illustration, film, games, animation, and publishing. The class will first begin by exploring how composition functions as a visual design language across a 2-dimensional surface by covering concepts like mass, proportion, movement, and symmetry. These concepts will then be studied as they relate to illustration and entertainment-based mediums in the form of focal point, rhythm, depth, camera, space, and more. Clear visual communication will also be emphasized with regard to how the basic principles help communicate a compelling story/idea. Students will refine their understanding of composition through assignments that include graphic studies, thumbnail sketches, background/layout design, and story-based drawings.
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creative potential
Lectures by Mauricio Abril
Like many artists Jeff Palm has been drawing since he could hold a pencil. Many years later he found that skill could actually be put to use and enrolled in Art Center College of Design. Upon graduating he would embark on a career that found him working for Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network, and Disney Television Animation. He even worked overseas in England on a television show for Nickelodeon. He has art directed, done concept design, background paint, prop design, lighting keys, and between it all still finds time to create his own work.
The Art of Composition Student gallery
May 14th - July 23rd
fall TERM Registration
Sebastian Posada / Winter 2017
Mauricio is awesome! :)
James Pickard / Winter 2017
Really good mentor ship and instruction from Mauricio.
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