Illustration Mentorship | CG Master Academy

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Illustration Mentorship

An 8 week mentored course where students create refined images using professional practices

Course overview Course overview

Course Overview

Maximize your illustration success

In this course students will focus on furthering their digital painting to create illustrations that are refined and professional.  Focusing on rendering, students will create characters and environmnets that are as fully defined as the narrative they create for them. Creating compelling imagery to further their personal or professional work. With guidance from a veteran professional, students will gain insight on practices used in today's industry. 
*Syllabus subject to change based on instructor.
**The price of this course is subject to change.


Course Format:   Live Group Sessions
Lecture Type:   Live Group Sessions
Feedback:   Live Group Sessions
Duration:   8 weeks
Assignment:   Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Q&A:   Once per week
Materials:   Photoshop (or equivalent), OR sketchbook, paper, pencils, pens, brushes
Skills level:   Intermediate- Advanced
Prerequisites:   Foundation & Design Program or equivalent. Students should have a good understanding of human figure drawing, landscape painting, and perspective. Course recommendations: Narrative Illustration and Characters, Fundamentals of Environment Design.

Illustration Mentorship WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

What you'll learn

The more you know, the better.

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Discussion about how illustration has evolved and where it's used in the industry | Paths to becoming an illustrator | Setting goals for your work
The importance of knowing your audience and how to explore their story through composition | How to prepare a painting
Explore techniques that will aid personal artistic development | Developing your characters with intent and composition
Exploring techniques that will aid personal artistic development | Bring your painting to life: Using reference and light and shadow | Integrating your your character and environment
Achieving cohesiveness through your artwork | Keeping consistency between styles |Talk about foundations and inspirations
Exploring techniques that will aid personal artistic development | Bringing your painting to life with atmosphere and color relationships
Exploring techniques that will aid personal artistic development | Pushing your render and story
Final presentations and critiques | Tips for how to effectively showcase your work in various platforms

Igniting your imagination

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Pricing & Schedule

Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education.

These Finance Options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

Payment Plan

Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

environment design Benefits


What makes this learning experience unique?

Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.

1+ Year Access

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

Certificate of Completion

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

Flexible Learning

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

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