What’s New on ArtStation Learning – 22/03/2021

ArtStation Learning is always growing its library of online learning materials. Read on to discover our latest courses and series. Plus, discover artworks created by other #ArtStationLearning viewers, and learn how to get your artworks seen!


Publishing and Art Direction 101 with Irene Gallo

by THU TV

In this talk geared toward job-seeking artists, Irene Gallo sheds light on the creative direction process in book publishing. Her talk demystifies the cover artist selection process, helps viewers understand what creative directors are looking for in a portfolio, and reveals common mistakes to avoid when crafting book covers.

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Furthering Your Career Through Personal IPs with Nick Carver

by THU TV

Concept and production artist Nick Carver shares lessons learned while working on four different independent creative projects (Race for the Globe, Bugtown, Bounty Hacker, Brave Odyssea). Viewers will leave with a better understanding of how they can develop their own personal artistic sensibilities; learn why doing so can be momentously inspiring; and, discover how one’s personal projects can impact other professional work and skills.

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The Wonderful World of Video Games with Serge Birault

by THU TV

This conversation with Serge Birault is centered on the practical realities of working as a creative in the game industry. Throughout the presentation, he draws on his experience as an Art Director in the AAA video game industry to give entry-level artists practical career planning advice.

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Industrial Light & Magic: 25 Years Later with Steve Williams & Mark Dippé

by THU TV

This conversation with Steve Williams & Mark Dippé offers a rare showcase of behind-the-scenes footage, stories, and perspectives on the pioneering filmmaking happening at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in the 80s and 90s.

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My Career Path: Games to Animation with Shelly Wan

by THU TV

This inspiring career presentation by Shelly Wan traces her accomplished professional and creative journey – from early artistic influences, to work for Rockstar Games and Disney, up to her role at Pixar as a color artist. Shelly started working at Pixar Animation Studios in 2010.

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Concept Painting for Animation with Shelly Wan

by THU TV

As a color artist, Shelly Wan provides shading and lighting ideas for characters, sets, and sequences. In this presentation, Shelly uses her work on the film Monsters University as a case study in designing visual motifs, creating lighting keys, reflecting character development, and more.

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Making the Most of Digital Painting Tools

by Iris Muddy

Iris Muddy gives a practical presentation of fundamental digital painting tools, including adjustment layers, blending modes, blurs, and much more. In addition to reviewing these tools for artwork creation and presentation, Iris also includes helpful perspectives and exercises for finding inspiration and intention; they can be endless! A final painting process review using these introduced techniques puts it all together.

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#ArtStationLearning Artwork Highlights

Artwork by Michał Kowalski, who was inspired by Cecil Kim‘s ArtStation Learning course, “Design Architecture as Character“.

Artwork by Andrew Lytle, who used techniques learned in Jay Cummings‘s Artstation Learning course “Substance Painter: Pushing Your Texturing Further“.


Share Your #ArtStationLearning

Made something cool inspired by an ArtStation Learning course or series? When uploading your artwork to ArtStation:

  1. Tag your artwork with #ArtStationLearning
  2. Link to the course you were inspired by in your artwork’s description.

And that’s all you’ve got to do for a chance to be featured in our regular “What’s New on ArtStation Learning” roundups and social media features!

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