Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Concept Art Class - Environments

I've been teaching a concept art class based around Adobe Photoshop, and it's been going pretty well. Some of the students have PS at home and have brought in some great work. I've even converted a few to Wacom tablets, and now most of the class have at least a Bamboo (which are really good for £50).

I recently did a tutorial about coming up with an environment from your imagination, blocking it in in greyscale before adding some colour. The pic below is the result; a futuristic re-interpretation of the forest from Red Riding Hood.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

BTEC Digital Graphics

I'm teaching two units (out of four) on an IT BTEC - Games Development, and Digital Graphics. The overal theme of the course is video games, so for a tutorial in Adobe Illustrator I got the students to design a clan logo for an online FPS.

The demo below is for a team called "Frag Out", based on the military expression.