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ONLINE 2D Holiday Workshop


This is our first holiday workshop for the year and it's completely online! Due to the complications with the Covid-19 virus we will no longer be running this as a live event. This will still be a private ticketed event so be sure to sign up so we can send you the special link to join in.

This workshop runs for two days:

Session one: Tuesday 21st April 1pm - 4pm

Session two: Wednesday 22nd April 1pm - 4pm

The workshop will focus on digital painting. Simon will demonstrate using Photoshop (you can use whatever software you have access to), how to create digital paintings for video games. Starting with sketching on paper to then creating simple value study compositions. Once we have a nice greyscale composition Simon will show how to colour this design up and create a finished piece. Throughout the 2 days you will work on improving your drafting, drawing, painting and observational skills.

For this workshop you will require Photoshop or other drawing software and a tablet. You can also use a notebook/sketchbook to follow along and take notes.

During the workshop you can ask questions in real time and there will also be a chance to get feedback on your work, if you want it. Remember, this will be a closed classroom once the workshop begins, so register to be a part of it!

Note: The recommended minimum age for holiday workshops is 14 years old.

Booking link (click here to fill in the online registration form):

Apr 21 - Apr 22

Each Day
1:00PM - 4:00PM

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Instructor Bio

Simon Scales

Simon Scales is a freelance video game concept artist and matte painter based in Australia. He is both the owner of CDW Studios as well as an instructor for various courses. Since 2000 Simon has provided key concept art and matte-paintings for the LEGO Group. He also worked on the game DeBlob 2: The Underground for THQ, and has developed concept art for numerous video game companies and publishers. These include End Game Studios and Blue Tongue Entertainment. Currently Simon is working on multiple IP's for CDW Studios.