Artistic Foundations, Part 1
Taught by Ludovic Iochem
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- July 2019
- 2 hours 41 minutes
Iochem, who has been a Digital Matte Painter and Environment Artist for more than 13 years, had noticed recently that VFX artists were more and more technical, but less and less conscious of basic rules of composition or color harmony. He has worked to improve this situation by creating and leading training for artists, and has been very successful in improving their basic artistic knowledge.
Iochem worked as Digital Matte Painting Supervisor and Environments Supervisor at DNEG before joining Framestore Montreal as Head of Environments. He is now back at DNEG London as Head of Digital-Matte-Painting. His credits as an artist and supervisor include projects like Exodus : Gods and Kings, Total Recall, Dredd, Thor 2 : the Dark World, Les Miserables, Quantum of Solace, Hellboy 2, Bourne Ultimatum and Terminator Genisys. Alongside his work as Head of Department at DNEG, he has been teaching Digital Matte Painting at fxphd for few years now and created masterclasses at several schools and universities.
Part two of the course can be found here: Artistic Foundations, Part 2.
Class 1: Basic CompositionThe basic rules of composition, from the centered composition to the rule of thirds to the Golden Triangle. The explanations are based on examining paintings and photography.
Class 2: Advanced CompositionA look at advanced rules of composition, such as the Golden Ratio, and Golden Spiral.
Class 3: Composing in PhotoshopUsing various options to re-compose images in Photoshop, including crops and guides.
Class 4: LightAnalyzing and understanding how light works in an image to be able to reproduce it in a painting.
Class 5: Colour HarmonyExamining the various types of colour harmony using examples: monochromatic, complementary, split complementary, and more.