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Concept Art for Video Games

A course by Nacho Yagüe
Concept Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2017
, Concept Artist

Learn to create scenes with a professional finish for AAA video games

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (426)
  • 9311 students

Learn to create scenes with a professional finish for AAA video games



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (426)
  • 9311 students
  • 24 lessons (4h 55m)
  • 14 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever


Nacho Yagüe is an art director and concept artist who has worked with Ubisoft to create video games such as Assassins Creed Unity, Watch Dogs 2, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Explore the workflow of a professional concept artist and learn—through his drawings—how Nacho actively participates in every phase of production, solving artistic and design problems for AAA video games.

In this course, Nacho teaches you how to prepare a piece of concept art while taking all the peculiarities of video-game creation into account, including level design, textures, and animation. In addition, learn to use brushes that simulate traditional painting and apply different tools and techniques to optimize your work.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. What is a concept artist specialized in videogames
  • U3
    U3. Basic creation of thumbnails / composition
  • U4
    U4. Development of the thumbnail
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by familiarizing yourself with Nacho's work and his influences. Discover the role of a concept artist in the world of video games and the production phases these professionals are involved in.

Kick off your project by studying the brief and following Nacho's steps to select the main concepts needed to shape your designs. Get a first-hand look at the tools that he regularly uses to create his scenes.

Now you know what you need for your project, it’s time to make your own custom shapes—an extremely versatile technique to help you create compositions quickly and efficiently. Then, develop your compositions adding color and texture before hearing some parting tips from Nacho on the most attractive way to present them to an art director or client.

What is this course's project?

Use a real brief to make a concept art scene with a professional finish for an AAA video game.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, designers, and anyone interested in concept art, especially applied to AAA video games.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and drawing is required. As for materials, you need a computer with Photoshop installed; working with a graphics tablet is also recommended.


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Nacho Yagüe

A course by Nacho Yagüe

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Nacho Yagüe began his career as a concept artist working for different Spanish studios, including Tragnarion and GRIN, where he participated in projects such as Wanted: Weapons of Fate. He continued his career at Ubisoft Barcelona, serving as art director and concept artist. By 2011, he had begun working abroad, taking part in the development of Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation at Ubisoft Sofia in Bulgaria.

He also worked as a senior concept artist at Ubisoft Toronto through 2017, creating the artwork for renowned video games such as Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassin's Creed Unity, and Watch Dogs 2. He later returned to Barcelona to join Gameloft as the studio's art director.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    What is a concept artist specialized in videogames

    • What is a concept artist?
    • Phases in the production of a video game
  • U3

    Basic creation of thumbnails / composition

    • The briefing
    • The tools
    • Custom shapes
    • Hands on the job I
    • Hands on the job II
    • Hands on the job III
    • Hands on the job IV
    • Hands on the job V
    • Hands on work VI
    • Hands on the job VII
  • U4

    Development of the thumbnail

    • Color and texture I
    • Color and texture II
    • Color and texture III
    • Color and texture IV
    • Color and texture V
    • Color and texture VI
    • Color and texture VII
    • Color and texture VIII
    • Presentation to the client
    • Farewell and advice
  • FP

    Final project

    • Concept art for videogames

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Concept Art for Video Games. Illustration course by Nacho Yagüe Best seller

Concept Art for Video Games

A course by Nacho Yagüe
Concept Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2017
  • 100% positive reviews (426)
  • 9311 students