Good material rendering is crucial to believable images


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.

Class will cover:

•    How to render common materials like leather and metal.

•    Discuss the factors that give material's their unique look
•    Creating and illustrating a prop diorama for your portfolio

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

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 what we mean by each tier 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: Clint Cearley
Duration: 8 weeks (2.5hr/class)
Price: $650
Skill Level: Intermediate
Software: Adobe Photoshop (or similar)

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

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

Fall 2022 Class