Game Illustration Mentorship with Will Gist | CGverse

Convincing Storytelling for Games.

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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.

Live Instructor(s): Will Gist

Mentor-Mentee Ratio: 1 on 2 I 1 on 3

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Each module is explained in detail below by clicking on it. Feel free to contact us for questions regarding a mentorship. If you want to customize your mentorship, let us know. 

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Thumbnails

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.

  1. Clear storytelling
  2. Values
  3. Lighting
  4. Mood

Structure

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.

  1. Composition
  2. Perspective
  3. Layout
  4. Structure
  5. Grouping
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Color Composition

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.

  1. Color Theory
  2. Light Theory

Quality Rendering

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.

  1. Primary, secondary, and tertiary form
  2. Material properties
  3. Texture
  4. Light 
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Finalizing

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. 

  1. Learn how to fix mistakes
  2. Post-processing
  3. Iterations

Character Design

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. 

  1. Shape language
  2. Design principles
  3. Functionality
  4. Appeal
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Dynamic Anatomy

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. 

  1. Anatomy
  2. Gesture drawing 
  3. Proportions

Project Management

Achieving great results in team environment requires efficiency of time and project management. 

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Understanding Client Needs
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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.

  1. Email outreach
  2. Portfolio structure
  3. Social media strategy
  4. Understanding of company hierarchies
  5. Client aquisition

    * This will be conducted by Christopher Schiefer upon an initiative request of a mentee after completion of a mentorship.

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