Concept Art Skills #1: Design Characters Inspired By Ancient Cultures Premium class

David Miller, Multimedia Artist For Primordial Creative studio

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8 Videos (21m)
    • Intro

      1:04
    • The Importance of Research

      1:51
    • Working In Illustrator

      5:25
    • Shadows and Reflections in Photoshop

      2:39
    • Adding Textures

      2:31
    • Creating Modular Parts

      5:13
    • Color Matching

      1:21
    • Wrap Up

      0:50

About This Class

What goes into characters with real history behind them- people of the past, of legend, from mythology?  In this class, we'll explore how to approach a character based on an ancient culture - learning about their unique fashions and lifestyles - and create our own character through Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop which can be used in design and animation.  

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David Miller

Multimedia Artist For Primordial Creative studio

I have always been interested in the visual arts from an early age- drawing, painting, and clay- but around my high school years I became interested in photography for the social aspect of involving other people, the adventure inherent in seeking out pictures, and the presentation of reality that wasn't limited by my drawing skills.  

One thing in my work that has stayed consistent over the decades since then is I have an equal interest in the reality of the lens next to the fictions we can create in drawing, painting, animation, graphic design, and sound design.  As cameras have incorporated video and audio features, and as Adobe's Creative Cloud allows for use of a plethora of mind-bending tools, I now make video art pieces that are based in photography but utilize time lapse, clay and paper stop motion animation, graphic animation, text and sound to expand the same intersection of reality and pop surrealism.