Environment Design 2

Environment Design 2

  • Price: $699 | Pay with installments.
  • Pre-Reqs: Environment Design 1.
  • Materials: Photoshop (any), wacom tablet or equivalent

Course Description:

This class is an extension of the Environment Design 1 class. The goal here is to go more into the intricacies of environment painting and design specifically for the video game and feature film genres. A longer term project will include designs tasks as exteriors, interiors, establishing shots and design call outs.

Course Format: Standard
Length: 8 Weeks.
Lectures: Pre-Recorded each week
Assignment: Deadlines each week.
Feedback: Individual recorded.
QandA: Once a week
*For classes with less than 6 students feedback may be provided during the live QandA session.

Environment Design 2


  • Week 1: Basic composition, value and color theory for environment.
  • Week 2: Students pick their own project and story that will cover for 8 weeks.
  • Week 3: Black and White thumbnail sketches for exterior using different lighting and camera angle based on reference.
  • Week 4: Continuation with previous thumbnails, do various different shots with colors and different lighting situation ( dawn, afternoon, night, golden hour.)
  • Week 5: Final image of wide establishing shots.
  • Week 6: Final image of an exterior shot ( medium or close up angle exterior).
  • Week 7: Ideation sketches for interior shot + prop of vehicle design.  Prop should be included in the  Scene of interior layout.
  • Week 8: Final image of interior shot + prop callout.

October 14th, 2017 - Dec 17th 2017 + 2 weeks of content review

Lloyd Allan is a concept artist from the Netherlands. Gaming is one of his biggest hobbiest and inspired him to presue a career in the Games Industry. Because drawing had always been a passion of his concept art seemed like a natural fit and was his main focus when attending the Univercity of Arts Utrecht. In his final year he joined Guerrilla Games as an intern and was hired as a junior concept artist after graduation. Now specialized as an environment concept artist Lloyd has helped develop the world of Horizon: Zero Dawn.

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