What’s New on ArtStation Learning – 12/04/2021

Looking to level up your Substance Designer skills? Want to become a more well-rounded digital artist by adding traditional techniques into your workflow? Read on to discover new courses teaching this and more on ArtStation Learning.

Why You Are Struggling To Learn Substance Designer

by Alex Beddows

While mentoring, Alex Beddows has noticed common and repeated struggles with people learning Substance Designer. In this course, Alex explains the thought process needed for planning and creating tileable materials in Substance Designer while getting over the software’s initial learning curve.

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Visual Storytelling with Kevin Lima

by THU TV

Director Kevin Lima talks about the importance of devices like color, space, and shape in storytelling. He dissects the animated film Tarzan to show how these elements contributed to creating a visual language that helped tell the story.

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Sketchbashing with Nick Carver

by THU TV

3D Concept Artist Nick Carver talks about image manipulation techniques using stylized raw materials. These tips will help viewers to create original concept art and illustrations faster.

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Inspire and Compose with Raphael Lacoste

by THU TV

Assassin’s Creed‘s Art Director Raphael Lacoste explains the importance of traditional methods and exploring the real world before you start creating digital ones.

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Painting a Traditional Approach in a Digital World with Robh Ruppel

by THU TV

Concept Artist Robh Ruppel shares his evolution in digital painting while performing a live demo.

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Concept Design Journey with Patrick Faulwetter

by THU TV

Concept Designer Patrick Faulwetter reviews highlights from his career. Starting with his beginnings in industrial and car design and moving up to his concept design work for games and movies, Patrick covers what he has learned through this artistic journey.

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Learning From Failure with Ryan Woodward

by THU TV

Animation Artist Ryan Woodward talks about how much harder it is for an artist to deal with failure due to the amount of emotion put into their work. He also suggests ways to overcome this difficulty.

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ILM Milestones with Steve Williams and Mark Dippé

by THU TV

Two early pioneers of CG effects – Steve Williams and Mark Dippé – talk about breakthrough moments in the industry from Terminator to Jurassic Park, while also sharing anecdotes from their time at ILM.

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#ArtStationLearning Artwork Highlight

Artwork by Thomas Leponce, with inspiration from Jay Cummings‘s ArtStation Learning course, Substance Painter: Pushing Your Texturing Further.

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If you’ve made something inspired by a course or series on ArtStation Learning and want to see it in our regular ArtStation Learning roundups, make sure to properly tag your work. When uploading your artwork onto your ArtStation portfolio:

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

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