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The process of telling stories through pictures is similar for both concept design and book illustration. In this demonstration, film design veteran Christian Alzmann will take you through a step-by-step process for making a digital illustration. He will demonstrate his techniques for creating strong compositions, blocking in shapes with light and shadow, handling background elements and applying color. Throughout the lecture, Christian shares his thought processes as he reworks compositional elements, renders reflected light and strengthens the main character's pose, showing you the benefits of painting digitally in Adobe software: Photoshop® and Corel Painter.
Duration: 152 minutes
Format: SD 1024x768
Christian Alzmann studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Upon graduating he was immediately hired into Industrial Light & Magic's art department. Currently he is a Senior Art Director there and has worked on numerous film projects including A.I., Men in Black 2, Van Helsing, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Episode Two, War of the Worlds, the fourth installment of Indiana Jones, Transformers and Terminator Salvation. As a visual storyteller Christian has also illustrated book covers for Science Fiction and Fantasy novels. His clients include Harper Collins, Penguin Books, IDG and Future Publishing. Christian's artwork has been featured in “Star Wars Mythmaking: Behind the Scenes of Attack of the Clones”, “Van Helsing: The Making of the Legend”, “Inside Men in Black II”, “Exposé” and “Spectrum” 9-16.
"Christian is a lover of the golden age of illustration. He loves painting and teaching and if you watch this tutorial you’ll be catching him at his best. There’s no way you’ll walk away from his video empty handed. You can take my word for it. I've worked with him every day for the last 10 years and I've seen him grow from a student to now a teacher."