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Concept Art for Video Games

A course by Nacho Yagüe
Concept artist. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 10/19/2017
, Concept artist

Learn to develop sets for AAA video games with a professional finish

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (309)
  • 5685 students
Concept Art for Video Games

Learn to develop sets for AAA video games with a professional finish

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (309)
  • 5685 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 24 Lessons (4h 55m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French
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Nacho Yagüe -director of art and concept artist who has worked at Ubisoft, creating video games such as Assassins Creed Unity , Watch Dogs 2 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist - will show you the workflow of a professional concept artist and the way in which, through his drawings, he participates actively in all the production phases, solving artistic and design problems of an AAA videogame.

In this course, you will learn how to prepare a piece of concept art taking into account the particularities when working for videogames, such as level design, textures and animation. In addition, you will learn to use different tools and techniques to optimize your work and to use brushes that simulate traditional painting.

About this 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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You will begin by getting to know Nacho's work and his influences better. You will discover, also, what is the work of the concept artist in the world of videogames and in what phases of production these professionals are involved.

When you embark on your project, you will start studying the briefing and Nacho will teach you to extract the key ideas to be able to shape your designs. He will also tell you about the tools he uses to create his scenarios.

Once you have clear the needs that you must take into account, you will realize your own custom shapes, a very versatile technique that will help you to generate quick compositions. Then, you will develop and add color and texture to these compositions and Nacho will give you some advice on the most attractive way to present them to the art director or the client.

What is this course's project?

You will learn how to create a professionally finished concept art scene for an AAA video game from a real briefing.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

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

What you need

You must have basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and drawing. As for materials, you will need a computer with Photoshop installed and it is also recommended that you work with a graphics tablet.


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Nacho Yagüe

A course by Nacho Yagüe

Concept artist

He began his career as a concept artist in different Spanish studios such as Tragnarion and GRIN, participating in projects like Wanted: Weapons of fate . He continued his career at Ubisoft Barcelona as art director and concept artist and, in 2011, he began his career abroad taking part in the development of Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation at Ubisoft Sofia (Bulgaria).

Until 2017 he worked as a senior concept artist at Ubisoft Toronto, creating the art of renowned videogames such as Splinter Cell: Blacklist , Assassin's Creed Unity and Watch Dogs 2 . After which he returned to Barcelona to join Gameloft as art director of the studio.


  • U1


    • 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. A Illustration course by Nacho Yagüe Best Seller

Concept Art for Video Games

A course by Nacho Yagüe
Concept artist. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 10/19/2017
  • 100% Positive reviews (309)
  • 5685 students