top of page
Screenshot 2023-05-09 at 7.28.45 PM copy.jpg
Digital Illustration

In these courses, students will dive into character designs, sequential arts, and color compositions for illustration, film, and animation. From there, they may branch into more advanced digital illustration topics, animation, and 3D design. Students will understand the value of digital illustration for many booming industries, including shows, films, and video games.

Digital Illustration-1
Character Design

Digital Illustration I introduces students to basic digital software skills while developing drawing abilities in a digital environment. By the end of the term, students will have used all they learned to create their own personal and professional character concept through the animation and illustration pipeline of learning.

 

Software: Adobe Photoshop

Hardware: Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet

Cyber-rogue Ramiel (pt 1).jpg
Digital Illustration-2
Background and Scene Design

Digital Illustration II will show students how to create a scene, design a character for a scene, develop scene layouts, and position characters within a scene. Students will draw from both references and imagination to design backgrounds, character designs, and finished products from concepts. By the end of the term, students will have used everything they have learned to complete a scene that tells a functional story as well as multiple step-by-step concept thumbnails.

 

Prerequisite: Digital Illustration-1

Software: Adobe Photoshop

Hardware: Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet 

Digital-2.jpg
Digital Illustration-3
Comics Storyboard and Storytelling

Digital Illustration III takes what was learned in Digital Illustration I and II and explores the concepts of creating a sequential story. Depending on the student’s main interest, whether it is storyboarding, concepting, or creating comics/graphic novels, students will develop the knowledge for their specific category and focus on repetitive character design, layout development in comic panels, storyboards, and character/item positioning in a scene. By the end of the term, students will have a finished four panel comic, as well as multiple comic pages that tell a functional story or five professional key frames that also tell a sequential story.

 

Prerequisite: Digital Illustration-2

 

Software: Adobe Photoshop 

Hardware: Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet

digital-.jpg
Digital Art Independent Project
Independent Project

The class is for students who've finished Concept Art or Animation courses. They'll work on solo or group projects in either Concept Art or Animation, aiming for more ambitious creations. Alongside, they'll receive guidance personalized to their projects, helping them advance their skills further.

 

Prerequisite: Concept Art 4

 

Software: Adobe Photoshop 

Hardware: Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet

independent-project.jpg
Digital Art Portfolio
- Portfolio Prep

The Digital Portfolio course is a class that allows students to have a primarily focused, one on one lesson plan based on their artistic endeavors. Within the course, each student will explain to the instructor what they are most interested in and what they want to pursue. The instructor will then focus on building a professional-level portfolio and an online presence for the students' work. Students can focus on comics, animation, character design, background design, and Visual Development. 

 

Software: Adobe Photoshop 

Hardware: Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet 

Animation_0000s_0003_Digital Portfolio.jpg
bottom of page