Initiation to Concept Art: Designing the Future

A course by Guillem H. Pongiluppi
Digital Illustrator and Concept Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2017
, Digital Illustrator and Concept Artist

Learn to create epic scenes thanks to illustration and digital art

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (445)
  • 6590 students

Learn to create epic scenes thanks to illustration and digital art



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (445)
  • 6590 students
  • 14 lessons (3h 21m)
  • 11 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Guillem H. Pongiluppi is a concept artist that works for clients such as PlayStation, Creative Assembly, Sega, and National Geographic. He is also an official illustrator for the Star Wars saga. His work consists of digitally building real and imaginary worlds for film and video games, complete with individually-crafted fantasy elements and characters.

In this online course, he teaches you how to captivate viewers by creating images that stimulate their imagination and transport them to an epic fantasy world. Learn how to create concept art from scratch using digital composition techniques. Ready to explore the limits of your imagination?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Tao of the Concept Artist
  • U3
    U3. The art of telling stories
  • U4
    U4. Creating our Concept Art
  • U5
    U5. Finishing the Concept Art
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by getting to know Guillem and the influences he draws inspiration from to create his own art.

Next, discover what concept art is, the different types, and how to distinguish the characteristic features of each one.

Guillem shares his personal experience in this discipline and explains a series of useful tips and basic principles to help you succeed as a digital artist.

Now it's time to create your own image! Start by learning how to find references and gather the information you need for your project.

Then explore the fundamentals of composition, a vital element in concept art. Create your first black and white sketches and see what materials you need to develop your composition.

Once you finish the structure, bring your image to life using photobashing—a widely used technique in concept art that combines collage and digital illustration.

To finish up, apply the right tone and saturation, light up your scene, and add the final details to give your fantasy world some flare.

What is this course's project?

Create a concept art piece by designing each of the scene elements. Guillem H. Pongiluppi invites you to create a science-fiction landscape set in a futuristic city with cyberpunk aesthetics. However, you can choose whatever theme you'd like.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, designers, and anyone interested in digital art, especially those looking to specialize in pre-production design for the film and video game industry.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge or drawing skills are necessary.

You only need a computer with Photoshop installed and a graphics tablet, although it's not required.


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6590 Students
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Guillem H. Pongiluppi

A course by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

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Digital Illustrator and Concept Artist

Guillem H. Pongiluppi's passion for historical research and virtual archeology has led him to build incredible fantasy worlds and civilizations inspired by dystopian futures and science fiction.

Basing his work on the real world, he uses concept art to imagine and shape all kinds of fictional scenes for the film and video game industry.

He’s worked for companies such as Glassworks, Sega, ILM, Creative Assembly, Bethesda, PlayStation, Mythic Games, Monolith, and publishers like National Geographic. He is also an official illustrator for the Star Wars franchise.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Tao of the Concept Artist

    • What is Concept Art?
    • The Paths of the Concept Artist
    • The tools to climb to the summit
  • U3

    The art of telling stories

    • The documentation
    • Tips for preparing the composition
    • Outlining the composition
    • The compositional arsenal
  • U4

    Creating our Concept Art

    • Structure I
    • Structure II
    • Tone and saturation
    • illumination
  • U5

    Finishing the Concept Art

    • Atmosphere and final details
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to the concept art: designing the future

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Initiation to Concept Art: Designing the Future. Illustration course by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

Initiation to Concept Art: Designing the Future

A course by Guillem H. Pongiluppi
Digital Illustrator and Concept Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2017
  • 97% positive reviews (445)
  • 6590 students