Throughout these lessons, we'll introduce new strategies and techniques in character design and realization by unlocking different ways of drawing, inking, and applying color to character studies. Software required: Adobe CC 2014, Photoshop, Illustrator.
Throughout these lessons, we'll introduce new strategies and techniques in character design and realization by unlocking different ways of drawing, inking, and applying color to character studies. This course emphasizes looseness in initial treatment as a way of keeping the drawing energetic and fluid while depicting modeled form in Illustrator and Photoshop. By the end of this course, you will have learned several new techniques to improve your ability as an animator. Software required: Adobe CC 2014, Photoshop, Illustrator.
Eric Kunzendorf has been teaching computer graphics and animation at the college level for the last two decades at such varied institutions as Jacksonville University, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Atlanta College of Art, and the School of Visual Arts’ Savannah campus. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Art history from Columbia University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia.
Introduction and Project Overview Hey everyone, Eric Kunzendorf here. I'm an associate professor of animation at Jacksonville University, and I've got over 20 years experience teaching and practicing animation and digital art. I've produced independent animations as well as digital prints that I've shown at the regional and national levels. In this course we're going to create digital ink and paint with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Some of the major topics that we will be discussing in this course will include, but are not limited to, exploring different methods of gesture drawing, using cross contour lines to give form to gestures, creating structure using simple shapes like cubes, spheres, and cylinders, creating brushes in both Illustrator and Photoshop, combining and editing lines as objects in Illustrator, and examining different ways of applying color, tints, and shades in Photoshop. By the end of the training you will have a large 30 by 20 inch print that you can print out, but most importantly you should be able to apply these skills when creating prints of your own. I'm excited to work with Digital Tutors and share these powerful tricks and techniques with fellow artists, so tune in, turn on, sign up, and sign in. Let's get started with the first lesson.