Convincing Storytelling for Games
The Game Illustration mentorship with Will Gist focuses on storytelling that convinces your audiences and future clients. You will tackle 12 modules of Will’s professional workflow along the way with him together.
How to paint thumbnails effectively is a necessary part of your future tasks for your clients. It helps to iterate faster with clarity in mind.
Learn how to sketch thumbnails fast with storytelling.
- Clear storytelling
The proper steps to create an appealing game illustration are essential and have to be executed in the right order. Learn how to plan your art ahead to be reliable as a digital artist.
The elements of color composition to create a proper mood help tell the story. In order to achieve that, balancing color, value, and saturation will improve your final result.
- Color Theory
- Light Theory
Rendering is an essential part to finish an illustration and to immerse your audience. Therefore, knowing how to render material, light, and texture properly will help you achieve set quality goals.
- Primary, secondary, and tertiary form
- Material properties
How to make your artwork look finished is up to proper amounts of iteration, fixing issues, post-processing, and art direction. Thus, spending a long enough time to finish helps guarantee the clarity of an illustration.
- Learn how to fix mistakes
To design characters for your clients, an essential understanding of functional and visual is necessary. Will is guiding you to create suitable designs with appeal in mind for your illustrations.
- Shape language
- Design principles
The presence of body parts and movement has an immense role in the reliability and the appeal of your character. However, drawing a dynamic pose accompanies a set knowledge of anatomy, gesture, and proportion.
Therefore, you will learn how to draw muscle and pose dynamically along the way with the guidance of your mentor.
- Gesture drawing
Achieving great results in team environment requires efficiency of time and project management.
- Problem Solving
- Understanding Client Needs
Dealing with Clients
It is important to be commercially viable as an artist.
Learn how to acquire clients, how to approach effectively, and get aware of responsibilities and corporate hierarchies in structured art-related businesses.
- Email outreach
- Portfolio structure
- Social media strategy
- Understanding of company hierarchies
- Client aquisition
* This will be conducted by Christopher Schiefer upon an initiative request of a mentee after completion of a mentorship.