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Illustration Mentorship | Monika Palosz

This illustration mentorship with Monika Palosz will help build in-depth projects to raise awareness for your portfolio. Let you know how clients work and get to know the required skills in the entertainment industry. Help you with anatomy, composition, and more.
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Monika Palosz

Freelance Artist at Riot Games

Illustration | Character | Concept Art

Mentor 64 Executed live sessions

About

Monika Palosz is a freelance illustrator and concept artist who has 6+ years of working experience. She worked for studios such as Sixmorevodka Studio for various clients including Riot Games, and worked on projects such as Legends of Runeterra, Degenesis, and more.

She creates visually immersive and high quality artworks professionally. She has mentored digital artists from the United States e.g Tatiana Zmeevskaya, Poland, United Kingdom, and more.

Projects & clients

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OVERVIEW

To maximize your progress and efficiency, this mentorship will be concentrated into two dedicated days per week, while the remaining days will be reserved for working on your individual projects.
To ensure an optimal mentorship experience, we carefully consider various factors such as the level of difficulty, mentor-to-mentee ratio, and the mentors’ schedules to determine the perfect duration.
Generally, learning together will help improve more efficiently in a mentorship. Mentees will be paired according to skill levels.
In general, the modules are based on the workflow and industry experience of the mentor. Modules are delivered organically based on your personal and project needs. All modules are fully explained below, you can access them by clicking on them.
We understand that every mentee’s needs and abilities are different, which is why the difficulty level of each mentorship can be customized based on your portfolio. However, the final decision on the difficulty level will be at the discretion of the mentor.
We offer certificates for both participation and accomplishment in this mentorship program. The accomplishment certificate will be awarded to participants whose results are evaluated as excellent by the internal internal team.

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Modules

Composition

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Thumbnails

Thumbnailing is an essential part of the creative process for developing a visual representation of your client’s requirements.
Thumbnails also serve as a visual communication tool. Learn how to pull off thumbnails fast and build the foundation of your future project with references and ideation.

  1. Composition
  2. client requirements analysis
  3. Gathering References
  4. Ideation

Pro + Massive

Layout

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Achieving Structure

To make your Images believable, you need to focus on structural components such as Anatomy. The fundamentals have to be laid out precisely to achieve a solution for your future clients.

  1. Layout
  2. Anatomy
  3. Structure

Pro + Massive

Color Theory

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Color Composition

Color is subordinate to values, but the image still relies on your knowledge of light and appealing combinations of Hue and Saturation. Learn how to tackle the layout of your colors and their proportions.

  1. Color Theory
  2. Light Theory
  3. Creating Multiple Color Thumbnails

Pro + Massive

Material and Surface Definition

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Quality Rendering

Modern clients have high standards when it comes to the final result of an image. 3-Dimensional rendering contains knowledge about material properties such as surface textures and proper application of light simulation in photoshop.
To work in a team, file exchange is also important. Therefore, Layer Management comes in as a handy tool for your future work.

  1. Material and Surface Definition
  2. Atmospheric Scattering and Absorption
  3. Textures
  4. Lighting
  5. Layer Management

Pro + Massive

Final polish

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Finalizing

There are many Iterations necessary until an image is considered a final piece of art/solution for your client. To push it to the next level, you have to focus on post-processing, Fixing smaller aspects of an image, and refining all properties that make up an image down to the smallest pixel.

  1. Final polish
  2. Post-processing
  3. Iterations
  4. Delivering the file

Pro + Massive

Costume design

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Character Design

Design is all about solutions, either Visual or functional. To be consistent and don’t break under pressure with your future client, you need to be able to have proper shape language. Create appealing and functional costumes to carry a story.

  1. Costume design
  2. Shape Language
  3. Using Storytelling to Enhance Design

Pro + Massive

Characters in motion

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Dynamic Anatomy

To push an appealing design of a character, a dynamic pose with simplification or stylization will help you fit into a set Style within a project or to enhance your image.
Learning anatomy will help you gain confidence to create your character

  1. Characters in motion
  2. Gesture
  3. Proportions
  4. Stylization

Pro + Massive

Problem Solving

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Project Management

Learn how to structure your project so that you seamlessly fit into modern art environments in larger studios. Some aspects of a professional artist are less known, such as naming conventions, color spaces, File sharing, and delivery.

Monika Palosz will help you understand what it takes to deliver on time.

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Client requirements
  3. Reference management
  4. Layer structure
  5. Naming Conventions

Pro + Massive

Company Hierarchies

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Dealing with Clients

How to get hired for a studio or dream project can be intimidating. There are several mindsets to adopt when approaching work as a professional artist.

*This module serves as a bonus and will be conducted by Christopher Schiefer (CEO) to improve your current work routine. This module will only be held upon your initiative response after completing all months.

  1. Company Hierarchies
  2. Email Outreach
  3. Outsourcing

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Interviews

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Articles & Interviews

Exposure can be beneficial to help attract clients and improve your international attention.

*This module will be conducted by the internal team based on the achieved level of polish at the end of your mentorship.

  1. Interviews
  2. Power of Editors
  3. Understanding Feature articles

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Understanding Client Needs

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Authority Strategy

Learn how to structure your portfolio to maximize the impression of your efforts.
LinkedIn and a proper presentation of your personal and professional work can help stand out.

*This module will be conducted by the internal team after finishing all acquired mentorship months with Monika Palosz

  1. Understanding Client Needs
  2. Naming Conventions
  3. File Delivery
  4. Structural Mindset

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