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Intro to Environment Painting

  • instructor

- Maciej Kuciara

  • apprentice

- Jingna Zhang

Industry-leading senior concept artist Maciej Kuciara will teach you how to construct environment paintings using both 2D and 3D techniques, and how they apply to a modern video games production pipeline. Start with the foundations of art and architecture, and learn video game development pipelines to propel your environment painting skills to the next level.

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Intro to Environment Painting

Lesson 2 Homework
Found myself struggeling to find a style, so I went back to physical drawing that I am more comfortable with and then came back to my new wacom.

Happy with outcome, kept forms simple for now... struggled mostly with adding life/story/people to the images. I feel like that would be a whole new course in itself. Thanks Maciej, I feel the progress has been incredible and have learned so much.

The bus image was the first attempt. Think I did too much overpaint and lost the textures, but struggled with making a convincing urban image. The goat temple/cave was the second one which I'm much more pleased with - did a better job with textures and think I created an interesting narrative. I keep trying to imagine what it would sound like in that cave...

20 min sketches. First time drawing using a wacom.

Can't get the brush to shift click and make a nice line!

Awesome teachers with great teaching skills. It's not just a class, it's a family.

- Val Germain

I concentrated myself mostly on the technique taught in this lesson, cause was the first time I tried it.
It took me some attempts to understand better this different approach, and I still need to exercise a lot with it.
If you have any comments and critics are more than welcome!

Lessons in this Course

Software Used: 
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, Cinema 4D, Corona Renderer, PureRef
Optional Software: 
Any 3D Modeling Software, Any 3D Renderer