Digital Sketching

Digital Sketching

Please note: This class will be held at the facility of our partner Blueist Training. All grants (ETP, WIOA & Studio Arts Scholarship) are also available for all classes offered here!

The address for Blueist Training is 1426 Flower Street, Glendale, CA 91210 and their phone number is 818.649.1817. (For directions to get there, you can also manually enter the address in your map application) You can also go to the Blueist website contact page for any additional details.

This class will focus on showcasing the different digital processes used to create a solid sketch or drawing that effectively communicates an idea. Students will learn how to approach different types of subject matter such as plants, animals, characters, creatures and props with various digital drawing techniques used by concept artists, storyboard artists, illustrators, industrial designers and the many others positions involved in the design and production for film, television, video games, and all other major forms of media.

Learning to sketch with Adobe Photoshop is perfect for animators, BG painters, costume designers, makeup artists and other aspiring artists and professionals who desire to gain mileage in learning how to draw digitally as well as draw everything.

Topics covered will be digital sketching of organic and non-organic subject matter, texturing, the different approaches of drawing, the dissection of style, the importance of form, value and simplifying value, building up a silhouette, custom brushes, color, material indication, light logic, and so much more. Primary software used will be Adobe Photoshop. Our main drawing tool will be the Wacom Pen and Tablet.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the computer.

To sign up for this class, email with the name of the class and your contact information.

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(Note: classes include both lecture and instructed lab)
Weekly Class: A half hour of labtime before and after lecture.

Kevin Blanchard
Price: $1,500.00
Sun 12:30-3:30p 7/9-8/27