This reel provides a sample of work produced in DES-321: Digital Imagery Studio.
The course is an intermediate level studio course that focuses on digital concept and matte painting. The overwhelming majority of the students come from the Entertainment Design and Game Design Art majors. In most cases it is the student’s first contact with digital painting. The course starts with a a review of color theory and how it applies to digital platforms. Students work their way through a variety of projects and exercises starting with observational digital drawings, value studies and limited palette paintings. Students then apply these techniques and theories to the needs of their major, typically creating concept artwork, environment designs, matte paintings and / or character concepts. The course also introduces digital compositing and students have the opportunity to work in a green screen studio with digital cameras and lighting.
Students are able to utilize these techniques in their advanced courses in animation, game design and digital cinema.