Online Academy:

Concept Art Character Design

Instructor: Hardy Fowler,

Concept Artist & Illustrator

> Instructor Profile

Hardy Fowler is a professional illustrator living in New Orleans, LA. He works full time as a certified medical illustrator. He also does extensive illustration and concept art work for entertainment and print industry clients (most notably Games Workshop - Warhammer 40K). His work has appeared in numerous digital art annuals including Exposé. Hardy received his MS degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia and his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University.

> Course Description:

​​Did you ever wonder how the amazing worlds and characters who inhabit them were created for your favorite movies, video games, or graphic novels? Chances are, it all started when a concept artist picked up their pen and began to sketch out a crazy idea down on paper, thus making imagination a reality. In this one-day only demo, join experienced concept artist Hardy Fowler, who has done work for numerous clients including Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40k universe, and see the step by step process of creating and painting a character digitally. Do you have the hardware and want to follow along? Then join Hardy and even get feedback for your work!

> This Academy Meets on:

Monday, July 27

> How to Prepare for this Academy:

Students wishing to work along with Hardy will need:

1. Computer or Tablet

2. Pressure Sensitive Stylus

3. Adobe Photoshop (Adobe Creative Cloud 7-day free trial is available) or other digital painting app (Procreate, Clip Studio Paint, etc.)

4. Link to Adobe free trial:  https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/free-trial-download.html

> Lesson Plan:

We will go step by step to design and paint a character for a sci-fi video game.

> This academy is for:

All are welcome, whether you just want to watch or draw a character with Hardy.

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