COURSES INSTRUCTORS HOUSE WORKSHOPS INTERVIEWS
  • Gesture Drawing
    with Alex Woo
  • Sculpting
    with Andrea Blasich
  • Introduction to Digital Painting
    with Andrew Hou
  • Painting Creatures
    with Bobby Chiu
  • Digital Painting
    with Bobby Chiu
  • Painting with Light and Color
    with Tonko House and Cody Gramstad
  • Digital Painting
    with Craig Mullins
  • Characters for Animated Film
    with Daniel Arriaga
  • Painting with Light and Color
    with Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo
  • Watercolor Fundamentals
    with Gonzalo Carcamo
  • The Art of Caricature
    with Jason Seiler
  • Realistic Portraits
    with Jason Seiler
  • Understanding Textures
    with Jonathan Hardesty
  • Essentials of Realism
    with Jonathan Hardesty
  • Introduction to ZBrush
    with Justin Goby Fields
  • Storyboarding
    with Kris Pearn
  • Landscape Sketching in Watercolor and Gouache
    with Nathan Fowkes
  • Designing with Color and Light
    with Nathan Fowkes
  • Environment Design
    with Nathan Fowkes
  • Pictorial Composition
    with Nathan Fowkes
  • Lighting for Story and Concept Art
    with Sam Nielson
  • Fundamentals of Lighting
    with Sam Nielson
  • Fundamentals of Character Design
    with Stephen Silver
  • Exploring Character Styles
    with Stephen Silver
  • Creature Anatomy
    with Terryl Whitlatch
  • Oil Painting
    with Thomas Fluharty
  • Drawing Fundamentals
    with Thomas Fluharty
  • Introduction to Visual Development
    with Victoria Ying
  • Expressive Characters
    with Wouter Tulp
Introduction to Visual Development
with Victoria Ying

As artists, our sole job is to communicate; usually we do this visually.

But visual communication is more complicated than it sounds, and yet not. In this introduction to Visual Development, I will focus on principles of design and give you an overview of the skills needed for effective visual communication, especially as it applies to the entertainment industry. I will cover the basics of design thinking, character design, color theory, and perspective, and share with you tips and techniques that I personally use in my own work.

Through this class, you will learn the fundamentals you will need to launch and advance your career as a visual development artist.

No matter your skill level, these lessons in design thinking will influence every decision, from the seed of your idea to your finished project, and help you work confidently and efficiently.
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