INTRO TO
CONCEPT ART
WITH SIMON SCALES
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Simon Scales
Simon Scales
CONCEPT ARTIST

Simon is the founder and Director of CDW Studios. He has been working in the industry for over 15 years as an illustrator, environment designer, matte painter and concept artist. Clients include THQ, EA Games, LEGO, Mighty Kingdom, Animal Logic, Warner Bros and TT Games. His focus is now about creating a world-class education facility in Adelaide, Australia.

Simon is the founder and Director of CDW Studios. He has been working in the industry for over 15 years as an illustrator, environment designer, matte painter and concept artist. Clients include THQ, EA Games, LEGO, Mighty Kingdom, Animal Logic, Warner Bros and TT Games. His focus is now about creating a world-class education facility in Adelaide, Australia.

Introduction to Concept Art

April 18-19 2024

SYDNEY & ONLINE

During this 2-day holiday workshop, Simon will give students an introduction to his professional workflow.

Day 1
The first day will be an introduction to drawing in Adobe Photoshop with a series of small projects that students can follow along live in class.

Simon will cover the following principles:

  • Drawing
  • Intro to Photoshop
  • Shape Design
  • Composition
  • Thumbnails
  • Values

Day 2

The second day Simon will take a thumbnail all the way though to a finished piece of art and share with students the process of how to take something from a quick sketch and thumbnail to a final colour painting. You will be able to follow along with Simon to create your own concept art piece for your portfolio. He may incorporate some 3D tools in the workshop using Blender on the second day.

This workshop is perfect for those who are curious about concept art and want to build on existing skills.

Essential Information

DATES
April 18 & 19, 2024
CLASS DELIVERY
In Person (Sydney) & Online
CLASS TIMES
Daily 10:00AM - 4:00PM (AEST)
LOCATION
Level 1, 189 Kent St Sydney
INSTRUCTOR
Simon Scales
PRICE
$120.00
  • Workshop Requirements
Hardware Requirements
    • A laptop and drawing tablet (eg. Wacom and Huion have good drawing tablets) so that you can follow along, as we do not supply any equipment for our workshops.
    • If you don't have any of the above items, a sketchbook and pencils, markers will be okay, but be mindful that Simon will use digital rendering techniques using Photoshop and Blender.
    • iPads may be used, although they don't run Photoshop very well. You can draw and paint with them using Procreate or take notes if you wish.

    Software Requirements
      • Adobe Photoshop - You can take up a 7-day trial if you haven't used it before and would like to try it out. It will ask you for payment details when you sign up, however if you don't wish to continue using it after the workshop you can just cancel it. Alteratively you may wish to use another painting or drawing program such as Manga studio, Krita, Corel Painter, Heavypaint, or Gimp. All demonstrations will be done using Photoshop.
      • Blender is Free Open Source 3D Modelling and Rendering software.
      Additional Information
        Online Option

        This workshop is available both in-person and online.

        To sign up for the workshop, click the “Register Now!” button above and you will be required to complete a registration form. Full payment is due on registration. Once you have completed the sign up, you will be sent a confirmation email by CDW Studios acknowledging receipt of your registration.

        Link to live stream will be sent out on registration via the confirmation email.

        If you do not receive anything, please email info@cdwstudios.com.

        Dates Location & Cost

        When you sign up you can book either a face to face ticket or an online ticket. Everyone (both in-person and online) will receive the link to the stream when they register, via the confirmation email.

        WHEN: 

        April 18th – 19th, 2024.

        TIME: 

        10:00am – 4:00pm (AEST Time) There will be a break for lunch – the time will be announced during the workshop.

        WHERE: 

        CDW Studios, Level 1 189 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000.

        COST: $120 per student (inclusive of both days)