Online Courses

  • Split into 4 weekly sessions our courses include a mixture of both video and written content.
  • Feedback is provided weekly with paint-overs and written critique.
  • Courses have 15-20 places available per class.
  • When you purchase an online course you will receive e-mail confirmation, then you’ll be sent a password 48 hours before the starting date.
  • Students get an additional 2 weeks access to learning materials after the course has finished.
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2D Game Art Foundation

Aimed at the beginner this course combines 2D traditional and digital skills which are the foundation for a game graphics artists whether you are pursuing a 2D or 3D career. We start with the principles of light, shadow and perspective and then move on to digital graphics inside of Photoshop. The course is broken down into 4 weeks/stages. Each week there is a homework assignment which is designed to develop your skill and imagination. What makes the game course unique is that it combines traditional and digital skills together into the same course.

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2D Background Design For Games

Focusing on fast vector techniques in Photoshop you will create a unique looking style for a 2d platform running game. Skills you must have already:

∙ Basic drawing ability

∙ Basic experience with Photoshop

∙ Basic understanding of Unity

The vector techniques covered are simple and effective to give maximum impact in a short amount of time. Using Photoshop smart objects is a key concept of the course a technique commonly used by professional game artists.

Split into two sections first you get familiar with the vector tools and thumbnail process. Then we jump into a mini project called the Golden Antelope inspired by Indonesian folklore. You’ll see the whole process take shape from thumbnails to finished image.

*Assignments are included during the course to aid you learning. Feedback is available directly from the instructor who has a track record that spans over twenty commercial game releases.

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Animation Workout

If you have never animated in 2D before but always wanted to try or just want to polish your skills, this course is a great way to learn the foundational principles in a fast and fun way. If you ever wondered how or why an animation goes from passable to professional to perfect then this is the course for you. Understanding these basics will give you the skills to make fun and eye catching animation using nothing more than a single line.

This course is designed so you take one step at a time starting with spacing and easing then later moving on to the principles of drag and overlap. The final task will be hand drawing the legs of a walk cycle. The software used is Flash (now called Animate CC) but you can adapt these principles to any 2D animation software. The advantage with this animation workout is that it does not require drawing skills, if you can draw a line you can start animating straight away!

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