The Power of the Landscape in Concept Art - S6201

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Learn how the use of color, light, and design in the landscape can dramatically enhance the mood and emotional storytelling of concept art design. Join concept artist and plein air painter Nathan Fowkes — whose clients include DreamWorks, Disney, Blue Sky Studios, Paramount Animation, and many others — and discover how to engage your audience through the power of the landscape.

As Nathan shares his techniques, you’ll learn about:

  • The creation of mood and environment for the design of extraordinary places
  • How to find simplicity of purpose in complex locations and scenes
  • Theatrical landscape composition to best take advantage of the design of light and shadow
  • Step-by-step Photoshop and traditional painting ideas that will make the complexities of landscape and environment manageable

Technical Level: General Audience

Type: Session

Category: How To

Track: Illustration and Digital Painting, Graphic Design

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Post-Production Professional, Print Designer, Web Designer