Gnomon Workshop - Digital Illustration Techniques (ENG)

Tutorial & e-learning. May 20, 2011 by Quad.
Gnomon Workshop - Digital Illustration Techniques (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - Digital Illustration Techniques (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024x768 | MP3 128 Kbps | 880 MB
Genre: eLearning

The process of telling stories through pictures is similar for both concept design and book illustration. In this video, film design veteran Christian Alzmann will take you through a step-by-step process for making a digital illustration. He will demonstrate his techniques for creating strong compositions, blocking in shapes with light and shadow, handling background elements and applying color. Throughout the lecture, Christian shares his thought processes as he reworks compositional elements, renders reflected light and strengthens the main character s pose, showing you the benefits of painting digitally in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.

Topics Covered:

Creating a Strong Composition
How to Use Gathered Reference
Drawing with Shapes
Rendering Light and Shadow
Digital Painting Techniques
Application of Color
Storytelling Device


1. Setting up the Composition
2. Blocking in Shapes with Light and Shadow
3. Rendering Form
4. Handling Background Elements
5. Strengthening the Vignette and Adding Color
6. Refining Shapes and Details
7. Reflected Light and Secondary Light Sources
8. Double Checking the Composition

Gnomon Workshop - Digital Illustration Techniques (ENG)

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