Throughout these lessons we will learn how to paint a strong fantasy illustration to be used as a portfolio piece for the entertainment industry. Using Photoshop, we will learn how to establish a strong composition, how to define a dynamic pose for our character, and how to work from initial sketches to the final illustration. All the while using a very strong, painterly approach. Along the way, we will discuss storytelling, how to work effectively with light and shadow, anatomy, and edge control, among many other essential topics. By the end of this tutorial you will have a solid understanding of everything you need to create an outstanding portfolio piece. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi everyone. My name is Ricardo Guimaraes. I'm a freelance illustrator working for the entertainment industry for about 10 years. I'm also a concept art illustration teacher in Brazil. I worked as a character artist for Blizzard's Diablo III Into Cinematics, working on Shadow Era cards for Wulven Game Studios, and did a lot of covers for several different projects around the globe. In this course we're going to paint a strong fantasy illustration to be used as a portfolio piece for the entertainment industry. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course including learning how to establish a strong composition, define a dynamic pose for the character, use a _____ approach, work on the big masses of light and shadow, work from the initial thumbnails to the final illustration. By the end of the training, you will have learned how to create an illustration from start to finish using a _____ approach. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you. So let's get started with the first lesson.