Game-U Art Zone: January 2021
2D Art: Foundations & Explorations
With new students, sunsets, cartoon characters, still life arrangements, underpaintings, and more – January’s been a busy month for our artists! They’re learning a lot – like how to build complex shapes from simple blocks, blend together a riot of watercolors, make a value painting and “glaze” it with color, and draw characters from popular games! (Just…don’t ask about the prickly potato stack of death in the desert. I asked. I regretted it. Trust me. Don’t.)
Next on the agenda (after I maybe manage to forget about the prickly potato stack of death!) is learning about balance and composition in art.
(I am hopeful, but not optimistic, that they won’t find a way to bring in the potato stacks somehow.)
2D Art: Digital Techniques
Our Digital Techniques students have learning all about color – in the environment, and in our minds and hearts. Check out some of the cool mood paintings in the slideshow above! Each one uses a color and environmental arrangement specifically to evoke a certain emotion or mood. You can even see how each draft progressed to the final image!
2D Art: Design & Illustration
And have some more color! You know that Environmental Resonance project our Design & Illustration students have been working on for the last month? (Yeah, that one.) Well, they’ve finished it, after a month of hard work – collecting twenty references, making six thumbnail designs, narrowing them down to three of their best works, creating value passes on the designs, and more – and have now created the final line work and published the results in their portfolios on ArtStation! Check them out!