Game-U Art Zone: August 2020!
Our artists have been reaching to airy heights this month – starting with the conclusion to 2D Art: Foundations & Explorations’ atmospheric perspective unit, mounting up to an impressive accumulation of badges in Digital Techniques, and peaking at portfolio building in Thursday’s Design & Illustration class!
2D Art: Foundations & Explorations
Eli F., Noah F., and Jackson S. have been exploring atmospheric perspective, one of the main methods of creating the illusion of depth on a 2D picture plane. Every week, they’ve embarked on a new guided painting session via Krita and Zoom, exploring a different application of the same theme. From clouded skyscapes to tranquil beach scenes to thickly wooded forests and mountains, students have learned how to lower contrast and color intensity to create the illusion of distance. This month, it all came down to the wire with their practical exam! The challenge was to independently create their own artworks, incorporating as many different examples and aspects of atmospheric perspective as they could – and of course, Game-U’s artists rose to the challenge and promptly conquered it. (Bonus points to Noah F. for using dramatic and complementary colors, adding excellent shading to his clouds, and making a sunset to boot!) Take a look at the results above!
2D Art: Digital Techniques
Saturday’s digital art students, led by instructor Cat, are unstoppable! Despite storms and power outages, they tackled a multitude of achievement badges this month, earning no fewer than two to a name. Not content with that, they went on to tackle the theme of the month, experimenting with graphic design, gradients, the multibrush tool, and more to make “cool stuff” to show their appreciation for their parents!
2D Art: Design & Illustration
InsInstructor Courtney’s students discussed and explored the making of portfolios this month! Courtney asked them to take the opportunity to find out what type of art interests them most, and then build their work around that theme. Animals, symmetric designs, humanoids, creatures and environments, medieval fantasy, cool palette color choices, and more – all were bandied about during this lively dive into artistic styles and preferences. Courtney also introduced several web-based platform options for sharing these works, including ArtStation! Keep an eye out – you might just get to see some of these portfolios as they’re being created. For now, though, content yourself with a sneak peek in the gallery above!