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Digital Art Foundations

An 8-week digital drawing and painting course for artists looking to familiarize themselves with using Photoshop and Procreate

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Computer, Adobe Photoshop or Procreate, graphic tablet/Cintiq/Wacom
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and working on assignments
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic drawing foundations
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Computer, Adobe Photoshop or Procreate, graphic tablet/Cintiq/Wacom
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and working on assignments
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic drawing foundations
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Computer, Adobe Photoshop or Procreate, graphic tablet/Cintiq/Wacom
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and working on assignments
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic drawing foundations
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Intro to Procreate / Photoshop and digital drawing

Introduction to all the basic functions for digital drawing (brushes, eraser, warp tool, etc…). Working with references to draw a human figure digitally.

Week 2 | Values

Values, basic face anatomy, basic painting techniques in black and white.

Week 3 | Painting a Human Face / Body in Color

Painting a human face, eyes, nose, lips, ears and hair – or a full body in color. Bonus video: painting hair.

Week 4 | Painting a background for your character

All the basics needed to paint different backgrounds for your character illustration.

Week 5 | Reference Board

Proper research is key to a successful illustration. We will walk through how to plan concept art / illustrations using two different project sketches of your own character (can be either human or creature / animal). We will also learn about thumbnailing, as well as the important differences between illustration and concept art.

Week 6 | Project 1: Own Illustration / Concept Art

Using your favorite sketch of your character from week 5, we will walk through how to develop it into a full illustration.

Week 7 | Reference Board Revised

We will practice proper researching once more and work on our projects. Choose 1 of the 2 subjects and start painting it.

Week 8 | Project 2: Second Illustration / Concept Art

Finishing our projects. We will also discuss photobashing: what is it, and how is it used in the industry?

Digital Art Foundations
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Taking your skills to the next level

Anne Pogoda is a freelance artist and instructor whose client list includes ImagineFX, Phoenix Film, Teamworxx, FremantleMedia, Grundy UFA, UFA Film & TV GmBH, RTL Group, Pro 7, Ronin Film, Ballistic Publishing, Falkemedia, Cornelsen, Imagine Publishing, Focal Press, Zenescope Entertainment, Virgin Lands Animated Pictures, Kinesthetic Games, Gamomat GmBH and btk-ak

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Trung Le

I love it whenever Anne shows her work, progress, thoughts, and techniques. I think that’s the single most valuable insight to be able to see how professional artists paint.

Danny Mooney

I really enjoyed Anne’s Q&As and her sense of humor. She gave great feedback that helped us and it was never condescending. It always came from a place of encouragement.

Jessica Bommer

Really thinks about suggestions for individual students to help them get to the next stage wherever they are. Never makes us feel stupid or lazy just because we’re not professionals yet!

Angie Ngie

Anne went out of her way to provide me with extra content to help me out with many questions that I had. She really devotes the time and effort required, to make sure her students can learn as much as possible. I am very grateful to have had such a dedicated instructor.

Yusuf Ozuysal

Anne was very resourceful and inspirational in all interactions. This was definitely a game changing experience for me.

Sarah Rivera

She’s great about answering questions! Even going so far as to create new videos if we all needed more instruction.

Jannes Lauwers

She was always eager to find out what we wanted to know more about so she could incorporate it in her lessons.

Sascha Sarkar

Great introduction to painting in photoshop.

Cindy Chu

Anne is a very funny and informative instructor! Every one of her lessons is super enjoyable. She brings in a lot of industrial and commercial insight to the class, which is highly useful for those who wants to work in the industry in the future.

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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.

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Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

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Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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Digital Art Foundations
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