David Henry Concept Art School Review - CGVERSE - Online Concept Art School
"It really was a great experience, especially that I learned from great mentors and to know what's really happening in the kitchen of the industry."
David Henry
Freelance Illustrator and 2D Character Design Concept Artist

Mentorship Review: Commercial Style Illustration

David Henry

He has worked as Freelance Illustrator and 2D character design concept artist for board games and card games.

Commercial Style Illustration Mentorship

Full 1on1 live mentorship custom-tailored towards your problems. We will work together every week to create full-blown marketing quality ready images.

Tell us about yourself: Who are you, what do you love to do and where are you from?

I am a 25 years old Egyptian artist who loved playing games when I was a kid. When I got older I wanted to be an illustrator and concept artist for games as it was a part of my childhood.

Why did you choose CGVerse concept art school over other schools? 

The idea that I was going to take a mentorship 1 to 1 with my mentor and to speak with him directly for 90 minutes in every class really amazed me. Especially that I took courses before with other artists and other schools and they give you a short time, not always trying to help you to improve your weaknesses and sometimes the mentor forgets about you if there are too many students in the class.

What were the biggest problems you faced when you started out as an artist? 

To find professional artists in my industry field who can teach well, guide me, tell me my weaknesses, how to overcome them, and how to build my portfolio.

What did you do during the mentorship and what helped you on each task? 

I’ve learned many things as below:
1. How to arrange my ideas
2. How to use references
3. Posing my characters
4. Drawing portraits
5. Painting with values
6. Some tips and tricks in Photoshop
7. Polishing

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Learnt from my mentors how to design a character, how to collect references, and how to think like a true artist.

How was the mentorship for you?

It really was a great experience, especially that I learned from great mentors and to know what’s really happening in the kitchen of the industry.

W​hat would you say when you recommend us to an artist? 

This mentorship was a great investment for me and I would recommend that you would take a mentorship with CGVerse especially that you are going to learn from great mentors with big names in the industry who are going to help you by all means that you would imagine.

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Designing a pyro witch illustration from scratch with background and foreground scenery.

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I have done plenty of figure drawings with my mentor and he helped me to simplify them.
I also learnt how to paint values fast, painting in colors in a short time to understand deadline and be able to adjust to work flow.
Those were among the major abilities I learnt.

Personal Images

(Before the mentorship)

Agent of Death

Concept art done in 2019.

Character Design Alien (Oolak)

My original character design alien. I began exploring in many sketches then I chose a concept and I began developing it until it reached the final version.