Don't be afraid of painting environments!

Overview: 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.

Class will cover:

    •   How to draw and paint rocks, vegetation, wood, and more!

    •   Create an environment diorama portfolio image

Lessons will feature completed images for examples, live demos and weekly assignments.


This class is listed as Intermediate difficulty, meaning that it is best if you already have foundational drawing and shading skills as they will not be covered. For a guide of the tiers, go here: Tier Examples

If you are unsure if you have the skill necessary for this class, please contact us at and include a link to your online gallery, and we will let you know.

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Product Type: Live weekly online class

Instructor: Diana Cearley
Duration: 8 weeks (2.5hr/class)
Price: $650
Skill Level: Intermediate
Software: Adobe Photoshop (or similar)
Schedule: Thursdays 3pm - 5:30pm (GMT +1)
Sep. 15th - Nov. 10th (no class Oct. 13th)

Fall 2022 Class