Master your Environments.

Master Environment Painting 2D & 3D

Christopher Schiefer and Adam Isailovic will focus on your weaknesses in this personalized mentorship.This Environment mentorship covers a large range of necessary skillsets concerning a modern standards. Project Management, 2D as well as 3D Workflows are fundamentally important to deal with clients. As a consequence, more focused education is necessary to be treated as an authority.
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Christopher Schiefer

Freelance Concept Artist & CEO at CGVERSE

Environment | 2D | 3D | Character | Design | Fundamentals

Mentor Ceo 488 Executed live sessions

About

Founder and mentor Christopher Schiefer has worked for clients such as Lik studios Taiwan, Karakter Design studios Berlin, Mad head studios Hong Kong, NetEase Games & Warner Bros.: Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, Hero Projects and more.

He has lectured artists from Wizard of the Coast, Technicolor, FZD School, Forge Reply, Sumo Digital, Splat, Ubisoft, and artists all around the world.

He has been interviewed multiple times on platforms such as 3DTotal.com, 80.lv, Voxgroovy.is or momenta.online among other industry professionals.

Projects & clients

keytales studio hero projects lord of the rings rise to war netease games cyclone designs madhead lik karakter

Software

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Adam Isailovic

Concept Artist & Illustrator

Environment | Illustration | 2D | 3D

Mentor 249 Executed live sessions

About

Adam Isailovic is a freelance concept artist and illustrator who has 20+ years of experience in the entertainment industry.

As a previous Lead Designer, he showcased his design management skills.

His specialties include illustrations on comic books and book covers, environments, and concept arts.

He is dedicated to lecture fundamentals and 3D workflows. He is currently mentoring in the 2D & 3D Environment Mentorship with Christopher Schiefer.

Projects & clients

keytales studio arenanet matchbox mobile

Software

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.

Intro

1 Portfolio images

1 month

$ 899/mo.

Pro

2-3 Portfolio images

2 months

$ 859/mo.

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Modules

Composition

Advanced 2D Methods

We go through Gestalt Theory, design principles, composition tactics, and visual human perception and manipulate those fundamentals to our advantage.

Light matching and perspective matching are important tasks for each asset you place in a 2D space.

  1. Composition
  2. Design principles
  3. Photo Light Matching
  4. Photo Perspective Matching
  5. 3D Blockout

Intro + Pro + Massive

Problem Solving

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Project Management

2D reference, marketing, naming conventions, 3D base models or rigs and many more.

To stay organized with your clients and yourself personally. We teach you how to properly use your resources, and what quality to look for. Where to find what you need for personal and client work!

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

Intro + Pro + Massive

Create large 3D environments

Massive 3D Workflow

Choose a subject and we go for it together.

Creating Large environments can take some time but we are here to speed it up for you with our experience of 15+ Years in 3D. You can get there much faster with a lot of effective workflows, tools, and principles that we teach.

  1. Create large 3D environments
  2. Fast 3D layout
  3. Lighting strategy
  4. Modeling techniques
  5. Materials and textures

Pro + Massive

Gather 3D Resources

Asset Management

One Massive advantage of 3D is the ability to reuse content. This is only possible if you work organized and in specific ways. We will show you how to collect assets for personal or client work. ( It is necessary to some extent these days)

  1. Gather 3D Resources
  2. Create 3D Libraries
  3. Cleaning up 3D Models

Pro + Massive

Instancing

Massive Instancing

Complexity equals simplicity.

We help you to see something complex as something simple by breaking it down into smaller digestible pieces. For example, understanding complex cities or just intricate architecture.

  1. Instancing
  2. Performant 3D scenes
  3. Clean-up of slow 3D scenes

Pro + Massive

Fast 3D modeling techniques

Non-Destructive Modeling

The key to pulling off custom modular environment assets is to have control.
Control is key for every creative process.
We show you how to create complexity out of simplicity in modeling in the fastest way.

  1. Fast 3D modeling techniques
  2. Create faster 3D iterations
  3. Extensive practice sessions

Pro + Massive

Carve your 3D models quickly

CSG Modeling

We will cover this one extensively.

Just cut it how you want it to be. When deadlines for concept design are close, then booleans will help you push through faster.

  1. Carve your 3D models quickly
  2. Clean-up up Boolean models
  3. Boolean practice sessions

Pro + Massive

Image Delivery to client

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Color Management

The ACES color space is the current industry standard for lossless color quality, conversions, and more. It is necessary to prepare for the future as an artist to deliver high-quality results. Artists have to share files with teammates and therefore are required to do so in a proper color-managed environment!

  1. Image Delivery to client
  2. 8-bit to 32-bit
  3. Color Profiles

only 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 will only be held upon your initiative response after completing all months.

  1. Company Hierarchies
  2. Email Outreach
  3. Outsourcing

only Massive

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 based on the achieved level of polish at the end of your mentorship.

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

only Massive

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 after successfully finishing all acquired mentorship months with Christopher and Adam

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

only Massive

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