Ancient ruins concept design

A course by Sergei Sarichev , Artist

Artist. Montreal, Canada.
Joined October 2021

Learn how to design 3d ancient ruins environments from ideation to final product.

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  • 973 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to design 3d ancient ruins environments from ideation to final product.

A course by Sergei Sarichev

Led by Sergei Sarichev, an esteemed Art Director, matte painter, and concept artist known for his work on films like "Ad Astra" and "Enola Holmes," you will dive deep into the creation of highly realistic environments inspired by the theme of Ancient Ruins.

In this online course, you will embark on a mesmerizing journey into the realm of concept art. Discover the secrets behind Sergei's captivating and moody style, characterized by atmospheric effects, complex lighting, and a touch of gothic allure. Explore the fundamentals of composition, develop a strong visual library, and master the use of basic software tools, including Blender and Photoshop.

Sergei will guide you through the 2D-3D workflow, design principles, and the conceptualization process. You'll delve into creating sketches, blocking out scenes in 3D, and incorporating characters, lighting, and other assets. As you progress, you'll learn how to add the finishing touches in post-production using Photoshop, including lighting effects, photo bashing, and achieving a cinematic look.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 25 downloads

The Process and the Tools
2 minutes, 43 seconds
The 2D-3D Workflow
10 minutes, 7 seconds
The Basic Principles of Design
12 minutes, 34 seconds
Conceptualizing the Idea
10 minutes, 14 seconds
Sketching with Simple Shapes 1
19 minutes, 15 seconds
Sketching with Simple Shapes 2
15 minutes, 15 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (15)
  • 973 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 5m)
  • 25 additional resources (16 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

In this course, you will create your own ancient ruins environment design, following the step-by-step process and utilizing the tools covered throughout the lessons. Under Sergei's guidance, you will infuse your project with your unique style and personal touch, resulting in a mesmerizing and realistic concept art piece.

Who is this online course for?

This course is tailored for both beginners and advanced artists who are passionate about concept art, environment design, and creating immersive scenes. Whether you're a budding artist seeking to enhance your skills or an experienced professional looking to refine your techniques, this course provides invaluable insights and knowledge to elevate your craft.

Requirements and materials

To fully benefit from this course, it is recommended to have basic knowledge of Blender and Photoshop, as well as a solid understanding of art fundamentals such as perspective, lighting, color, design language, and mood. Additionally, access to a computer with the necessary software is required.


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973 Students
15 Reviews
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Sergei Sarichev

A course by Sergei Sarichev

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Artist

Sergei Sarichev, an accomplished Art Director, concept artist, and matte painter in the film and games industry, possesses a profound passion for creating realistic and immersive environments. With an extensive portfolio that includes notable projects like "Pet Sematary" and "Monster Hunter," Sergei's expertise and experience have garnered him recognition within the industry.

As a self-taught artist who continuously seeks to refine his craft, Sergei's creative process embodies efficiency and successful results. Through his work on films, TV series, and personal projects, he has honed his skills in creating atmospheric effects, complex lighting, and intricately detailed scenes. Sergei's dedication to achieving a balance between fantasy and believability allows him to create environments that captivate and transport viewers to otherworldly realms.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Tools and Workflow

    • The Process and the Tools
    • The 2D-3D Workflow
    • The Basic Principles of Design
  • U3

    Conceptualizing and Sketching the Idea

    • Conceptualizing the Idea
    • Sketching with Simple Shapes 1
    • Sketching with Simple Shapes 2
  • U4

    Building the 3D Scene

    • Compositing the Scene
    • Adding a Character
    • Establishing Mood and Lighting
    • Creating the Individual Hero Assets
    • Rendering the Scene
  • U5

    2D: Photobashing and Overpainting

    • Setting Up the Render Passes in Photoshop
    • Atmosphere and Background Photobashing
    • Photobashing
    • Simplifying and Unifying
    • Finalizing the Image
  • FP

    Final project

    • Ancient ruins concept design

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Ancient ruins concept design. 3D, and Animation course by Sergei Sarichev

Ancient ruins concept design

A course by Sergei Sarichev
Artist. Montreal, Canada.
Joined October 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (15)
  • 973 students