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Portraiture for digital mediums
This course goes over different color and texture rendering techniques for creating believable human portraits. Special attention is given to facial features drawing on surface structure, skin rendering (i.e. translucency, hue/saturation/value and color temperature, etc.), layered studies, and background/foreground manipulation. It also explores sci-fi portrait subjects as part of the options given to paint through the course. By the end of the course, students should have created one to two fully rendered portraits. Learn how to start a portrait from start to finish beginning with a pencil sketch, then lighting, color scheme, create realistic facial features, and emotion into our compositions for a successful digital portrait painting.
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The more you know, the better.
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Lectures by Mélanie Delon
Mélanie Delon is freelance digital illustrator with much experience with clients and publications, they include Spectrum, Ballistic Publishing, Ubisoft, TOR Book, Random House, Orbit Books, Penguin, Harper Collins, Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Imagine Fx magazine, and Elixir 1, Norma Editorial, D’artiste Digital painting 2, Elixir 2 2007, Opale 1 2014.
Digital Portrait Painting Student gallery
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Nov 5, 2019 - Feb 1, 2019
Firons Koh / Fall 2017
Love your digital portrait class, miss Melanie. I think I'll miss you!
Angie Ngie/ Fall 2017
She's not afraid to repeat the same feedback where necessary, I appreciate her patience.
Cathia Nofziger/ Fall 2017
Melanie is amazing and I learned so much from her. I am so grateful for all the time she spent coaching me and helping me improve. Wonderful teacher!
Ilona Winkler / Winter 2017
élanie is by far the best instrcutor I had at CGMA so far. She is an amazing artist and shares her knowledge! And she also gives helpful feedback. Like really telling you what does not work at your drawing and why.
Agnes Buronyi / Winter 2017
Melanie is a very nice and helpful person, she was actively participated on the forum, answered every question, and her feedbacks were great. She really cared about her students and helped us to improve.
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