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CLASSES OVERVIEW

Online live weekly teaching

Classes are divided into three tiers of skills: Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced. We recommend that you choose classes that are right for your skill level so you are not overwhelmed with the difficulty or bored with its simplicity. 
For a guide of what we mean by each tier go here, Tier Examples

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PAINTING WITH A.I.

A.I. image generation will change the commercial art industry. Learn how to utilize this powerful new tool in your concept art and illustration workflow. Class will cover how to use A.I. support to improve the character design process, explore options for your scene's lighting and mood, generate an environment asset concept, and create a fantasy card art style illustration.

 

Sundays 3pm - 5:30pm (GMT +1)
Sep. 18th - Nov. 13th, (no class October 16)

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Instructors: Clint & Diana Cearley

Duration: 8 weeks (2.5hr/class)

Price: $650

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Software: Photoshop (or similar) + Midjourney

MATERIAL RENDERING THROUGH PROPS

Each week we'll learn how to paint a common material; such as leather, brass, crystal, and steel. We'll breakdown the factors that make those materials have their unique look so you have a thorough understanding of the subject. The individual studies will culminate into illustrating a fantasy prop arrangement to add to your portfolio.

Thursdays 10am - 12:30pm (GMT +1)
Sep. 15th - Nov. 10th, (no class October 13)

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Instructor: Clint Cearley

Duration: 8 weeks (2.5hr/class)

Price: $650

Skill Level: Intermediate

Software: Adobe Photoshop

CHARACTER CONCEPT DESIGN

Learn how to design full-body character concept art for games and film. You'll be guided step-by-step through a professional workflow from sketching and gathering references to finished image. Diana brings her extensive experience teaching character design at Syn Studio with live teaching, demonstrations, and feedback on your assignments. This class will focus on creating human characters for an existing I.P. in the genre of your choice.


    •    Learning industry-standard workflow for character concepts

    •    Effectively using references to improve your characters

    •    Creating a finished concept for your portfolio

Tuesdays 3pm - 5:30pm (GMT +1)

Sep. 13th - Nov. 8th, (no class October 11)

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Instructor: Diana Cearley

Duration: 8 weeks (2.5hr/class)

Price: $650

Skill Level: Intermediate

Software: Adobe Photoshop

CHARACTER PORTRAITS

Character portraits are a great hireable industry skill and stepping stone to full character illustrations but many artists struggle to execute them at a professional level. In this class we'll start by covering the components, such as rendering skin and features, then pull together the lessons into a finished character portrait. Class will cover:


   •    Workflow for an illustratively realistic human character
   •    Rendering skin and skintones
   •    Proportions and forms of the head
   •    Creating a finished portrait for your portfolio

Tuesdays 10am - 12:30pm (GMT +1)

Sep. 13th - Nov. 8th, (no class October 11)

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Instructor: Clint Cearley

Duration: 8 weeks (2.5hr/class)

Price: $650

Skill Level: Intermediate

Software: Adobe Photoshop

ENVIRONMENT DIORAMA

Stop avoiding environments in your illustrations! Many artists are intimidated by environments and their visual complexity which is why we'll tackle how to paint the elements, such as rocks and trees, individually at first. We'll begin with doing studies from observation of each element then apply that knowledge to new fictional versions. You will then combine those skills into a diorama illustration utilizing all the elements.

Thursdays 3pm - 5:30pm (GMT +1)

Sep. 15th - Nov. 10th, (no class October 13)

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Instructor: Diana Cearley

Duration: 8 weeks (2.5hr/class)

Price: $650

Skill Level: Intermediate

Software: Adobe Photoshop