Illustration for Animation Projects and Video Games

A course by Jean Fraisse
Concept artist and art director. Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.
On Domestika since 02/01/2018
, Concept artist and art director

Learn to define your visual style and tell memorable stories with images, designs and colors

  • 100% Positive reviews (28)
  • 773 students
  • Spanish with subtitles
Illustration for Animation Projects and Video Games

Learn to define your visual style and tell memorable stories with images, designs and colors


  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (28)
  • 773 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 Lessons (3h 39m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever


The concept art is an illustration whose purpose is to sell an idea, both visually and conceptually. It is a piece of art that shows the full potential of a project, from the wonderful thing that will be seen, to the impact of its history.

In this course, Jean Fraisse - art director for animated feature films at the Huevocartoon studio - will show you how an art director thinks and operates to create a successful concept art , so you can carry it out with your own projects.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Analysis and exploration
  • U3
    U3. Definition and decision
  • U4
    U4. Production
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You'll start by getting to know Jean and his unconventional trajectory in the world of character design and concept art . You will also know some of their influences that will help you understand the role of the art director within a project.

Then you will learn about the exploration and analysis function of an art director, the job of finding references, character styles and concepts that will shape your idea.

Once all these elements are conceived, you will give them shape, defining visual rules within your project that will help you tell a story through images.

The production of your concept art will be the next step, divided, on the one hand in the sketch and basic structure and, on the other, in the colors and finishes of your story.

Finally, Jean will give you some tips to present your designs and improve your chances of approval by customers.

What is this course's project?

You will develop a final visual concept that tells a story and has a coherent style to present to a fictitious client.

Who is it for?

To any creative person who has an interest in creating concepts and designs for their projects.

What you need

You will need prior knowledge of design, volume and narrative.

As for the materials, you will need a computer with Adobe Photoshop and a graphics tablet.


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Jean Fraisse

A course by Jean Fraisse

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Concept artist and art director

Having finished his studies as a graphic designer in Paris and after being rejected from the main animation schools, he decided to learn illustration on his own, applying it to his projects for various advertising agencies. It was then that he decided to start his new profession as a freelance and start working for large clients such as Marinela and Televisa .

In 2015, he came into contact with HuevoCartoon and, since then, he has been working with them as an art director. At the same time, he works on several personal projects and is responsible for the development of the videogame 2D: Elixir.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • From the world of ideas to the real world
  • U2

    Analysis and exploration

    • Our project: Understanding a vision and defining our main themes
    • Search and organize your references
    • Style exploration: Characters
    • Style exploration: Locations
    • Language of the forms
  • U3

    Definition and decision

    • Definition of visual rules of the project
    • Combination of aesthetic images
    • The language of forms applied to the composition
    • Tell a story with color: Color script
  • U4

    Production

    • Concept from A to Z: From the sketch to the finishes (Part 1)
    • Concept from A to Z: From the sketch to the finishes (Part 2)
    • Concept from A to Z: From the sketch to the finishes (Part 3)
    • Concept from A to Z: From the sketch to the finishes (Part 4)
    • Feedback and improvement
    • Present to convince
  • FP

    Final project

    • Art direction for animation and videogames

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Illustration for Animation Projects and Video Games. A Illustration, 3D, and Animation course by Jean Fraisse

Illustration for Animation Projects and Video Games

A course by Jean Fraisse
Concept artist and art director. Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.
On Domestika since 02/01/2018
  • 100% Positive reviews (28)
  • 773 students