Color and Light Workout

INSTRUCTOR
Nathan Fowkes
EXPERTISE LEVEL
Beginner to Intermediate
LESSONS
30 Lessons (23h 30m)
COURSE LENGTH
30 Day(s)

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Course Description


Strengthen your artistic muscles with Nathan Fowkes, concept artist and color stylist for DreamWorks, Disney, Blue Sky Studios, and many others!


Nathan has created 30 demonstrations lasting up to an hour each and provided all the relevant references so you can paint along with each workout every day for 30 days. The workout is carefully structured to take you through the process of:

  • Understanding light and surface to give a compelling believability to your subjects.
  • Creating meaningful color harmonies.
  • Managing and organizing the complexities and difficulties of color.
  • Creating color harmonies to convey powerful emotions.
  • Tackling a single subject with many different color and lighting solutions to create a different emotion each time.

The workout will also guide you through the process of visual storytelling by quickly comping out your ideas tonally then bringing them into an emotional color design. Nathan will even show how to bring an idea to a loose but presentation finish in just one hour!


And you don't have to be an animation artist, this workout is for any and every artist who uses color and light!

MATERIALS LIST
  • Adobe Photoshop

Lesson Plan

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Nathan Fowkes


Nathan Fowkes is a veteran entertainment industry artist with credits on 11 feature films including The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, several projects within the Shrek Universe, How to Train Your Dragon, The Legend of Puss in Boots and Rio2. Nathan's upcoming projects are animated feature films from Disney, Blue Sky Studios and Paramount Animation.

Nathan is also well known as a teacher of color, light and design; he is is a regular guest lecturer at Art Center College of Design and has taught at The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and the Laguna College of Art and Design. Additionally Nathan has been sought after as a consultant for game studios to enhance the quality of their theatrical presentation. He has worked with numerous clients including Blizzard Entertainment, King, Disney Interactive, Riot Games, Ubisoft and Rovio.

Nathan is also author of the best selling instructional book How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal, his work can be seen on his website.