Impactful Story and Quality.

Illustration Mentorship | Vincent Tran

This Intermediate illustration mentorship with Vincent Tran will help push you forward on your quality goals. Vincent Tran will help you with storytelling, composition, rendering and more.
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Vincent Tran

Freelance Illustrator - Riot Games

Illustration | Character | Concept Art



Vincent is a Southern California based concept artist and illustrator who has worked on illustrations and concepts art with various companies and clients, notably Riot Games and Wild Blue Studios - Riot Games.


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This mentorship will focus on 2 days per week to help you improve more efficiently. The days in between will be used for your project assignments.
We planned 90 minutes for this mentorship based on the difficulty, mentor-to-mentee ratio and Vincent’s mentorship availability.
This mentorship has a 1:3 mentor-to-mentee ratio. Learning mates help to improve more efficiently in Vincent’s mentorship
Generally, modules are based on Vincent’s industry workflow and experience. Modules are lectured loosely and organically based on your personal and project needs. All 11 Modules are fully explained below you can reach them by clicking on them.
The difficulty of each mentorship can be adjusted according to the submitted portfolio but is limited to the preference of Vincent.
We provide 2 certificates. One is for participation and the other is for accomplishment. Accomplishment will only be handed over to the participant if the internal CGVERSE team rated the result as excellent.


2-3 Portfolio image(s)

2 months

$ 1299/mo.


3-4 Portfolio image(s)

4 months

$ 1199/mo.

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Learn to communicate your visual ideas through appealing and most importantly interesting thumbnails!
Vincent Tran will show you what makes a good thumbnail stand out.

  1. Storytelling
  2. Flow
  3. Mood

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A proper story elevates and glues together all components of your artwork. Vincent Tran will help you implement engaging stories for your illustrations.

  1. Ideation
  2. Analysis
  3. Drawing
  4. Flow
  5. Structure

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Color Composition

Establishing the mood for your personal or client work will help improve engagement, impact, and quality.
A good relationship and arrangement of color rely on your understanding of color theory and psychological knowledge.

  1. Mood
  2. Color
  3. Theory
  4. Color Setup

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vincent tran art illustration mentorship rendering


Rendering demands time and effort to achieve a high-quality standard. Therefore, leading the image with quality standards such as interesting lighting, knowledge about physical laws such as energy conservation, Value grouping, material properties, and most importantly, creating convincing form.
Vincent Tran will help you figure out what to focus on and be more quality oriented.

  1. Value
  2. Color
  3. Texture
  4. Form

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vincent tran art illustration mentorship process


A consistent and reliable workflow will help you gain confidence in your abilities.
Quality often comes at the cost of efficiency. Therefore, learning what slows you down and how to speed up which process is essential. The amount of choices and possibilities makes it difficult to figure out which part of the process is your current issue.
Vincent Tran will help you break bad habits and guide you towards a more efficient and quality-oriented path.

  1. Tools
  2. Efficiency
  3. Breaking bad habits

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vincent tran art illustration mentorship stylizing


Stylization is a process of understanding design fundamentals and proper analysis of your target style, whether it be your client’s or personal goal. The difficulty lies in that stylization applies to all fundamental components of art. Vincent Tran will guide you through his mindset and shows you common pitfalls.

  1. Analyzing
  2. Referencing
  3. Matching

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Post Process

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When it comes to finishing, it is fundamental to remember the discipline of fixing and iteration.
Vincent Tran shows you what discernable difference it makes to your quality if you push beyond your current limits.

  1. Post Process
  2. Last pushes
  3. Fixing
  4. Posting/Submitting

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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.

Vincent Tran will help you understand what it takes to deliver on time.

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

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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 executed upon initiative response by the mentee after completing all months.

  1. Company Hierarchies
  2. Email Outreach
  3. Outsourcing

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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 CGVerse 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 CGVerse team after finishing all acquired mentorship months with Vincent Tran

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

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