Art Director, Hyesung Park
Already understand the basics
but still aren't sure how to create
unique and exciting animations?
Create concept art that incorporates
your talent and personality!
Start by learning how to add
rich emotion to your work through
artistic stylization, color temperature,
and expressive lines.
Then get tips on lighting and retouching
that will help you bring life and originality
to your animation.
Length: 20 videos
Adobe Photoshop CC
Expert Art Director
Hyesung Park's Profile & Portfolio
I'm a Art Director Hyesung Park.
For the past 14 years,
I've worked as a commercial and TV animation director
and art director on a wide range of media
and animation genres.
I continued my career in Film Animation
at Blue Sky Studio, which is known for their "Ice Age" series
and now, I'm working as an Art Director
at Pixar Animation Studios.
A visual development artist
sets up the overall atmosphere of a game or film,
so you have to be able to look at and judge work
from various positions and perspectives.
During this class, I will show you
how to create artwork that clearly shows
individuality and creativity.
I'll share practical insights
that will improve your ability to create completed work
based on the knowledge I've acquired
as a designer and director.
I'll also share insights I learned from my experience
at renowned film animation studios in the United States.
Art Director, Pixar Animation Studios
Projects & Awards
Visual Development Artist, Pixar
Blue Sky Studios: Visual Development Artist
- Spies in Disguise
Hornet: Director and Art Director
- Lily and the Snowman
Psyop: Art Director
- Fanta, Chobani, and other advertisements
Lily and the Snowman
Cannes Lions Finalist Cyclop Finalist Communication Art Winner The One Show Merits New York Festival Merits
9 Class Exercises
Understanding Concept Art
Understanding Concept Art 1
Understanding Concept Art 2
Understanding Concept Art 3
Understanding and Expressing
Depth of Field
How to Use Color & Light
Understanding Color Temperature 1
Understanding Color Temperature 2
Light and Exposure 1
Light and Exposure 1
Light and Exposure 3
*These are example images for better understanding.
Create a One-Of-A-Kind Design With Your Point of View
Avoid creating designs that resemble others' work by incorporating your point of view and a splash of your unique personality into every design you create.
Capture a Spectrum of Emotions In a Single Picture
Emotional expression is essential in animation concept art! Value and depth can help you incorporate more complex emotions. I'll take you through a variety of exercises that will show you how to capture a wide range of emotions.
Color Insights That Will Bring Your Story & Characters to Life
In this class, each student will be given more than 20 brushes that are tailored to the characteristics of each material so that they can improve their ability to express materials quickly and effectively.
Discover Art Styles and Compositions That Correspond to the StoryDiscover Art Styles and Compositions That Correspond to the Story Find an art style that complements your work and learn how to choose the appropriate composition for your story.
Stylization to Create
a One-Of-A-Kind DesignPractice stylization using various characters and still life. This will help you incorporate your own ideas into the design and go beyond creating realistic expressions.
Character Design Exercise that shows IndividualityPractice how to show individuality in character design by simplifying the shape and using caricatures.
Simplification of Value and Understanding of DepthWe will examine famous paintings to understand the simplification of value and conduct practical exercises with still objects and landscapes. After that, we will learn various expressions using depth.
The Difference in Texture Exercise: Rough Surface and Smooth SurfaceLearn the textural differences between rough and smooth surfaces and internalize them through the exercises provided.
Telling a Story by Copying a Scene from a FilmWe'll copy a scene from a film using the design elements we learned earlier to create a rich story.
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SECTION 01. Curriculum
- About the Instructor
SECTION 02. Animation Visual Development Art
2. Animated Production Process
- Concept Art
- Visual Development Art
- Production Design & Color Script
3. Useful Tools in Photoshop
- Photoshop Setting
- How to Use the Lasso Tool
- How to Use the Blend Tool
- Useful Hotkeys
4. Finding the Right Art Style and Composition for the Story
- Write Down the Key Words
- Studying the References
- Understanding the Different Compositions
SECTION 03. Stylization
- Simplification of Shape
- Character Stylization
6. Character Stylization 1: Character Simplification
- Character Simplification
- Character Caricature
7. Character Stylization 2: Painting
- Stylized Painting
- Understanding 1, 2, 3 Point Perspectives
- SketchUp Exercise
- Perspective Practices through Still Life
SECTION 04. Understanding Value and Color Theory
9. Simplifying the Value to Understand Light and Shadow
- Understanding Value Simplification
- Understanding Depth
10. Simplifying the Value Lesson 1
- Practice Simplifying Values with Still Life
11. Simplifying the Value Lesson 2
- Practice Simplifying Values through Landscapes
12. Understanding Color Temperature to Add Storytelling
- Understanding Color Temperature
- A Change in Color Temperature over Time
- Understanding the Color Combination
13. Color Temperature and Color Combination for More Action
- Painting with Color Temperature and Color Combination
SECTION 05. Light and Texture
14. Understanding the Changes in Feeling Caused by Exposure to Light
- Understanding Soft Light and Direct Light
- Changes in Feeling Depending on Exposure
15. Add More Reality By Expressing Textures
- Understanding Rough Surface and Smooth Surface
- Texture Expression Exercise
SECTION 06. Copying a Scene from a Film
16. Copy From a Film but Change It to Your Own Style
- Sketching through Stylization
17. Understanding Light and Texture through Copying a Scene from a Film
- Painting through Simplification of Value
SECTION 07. Comprehensive Exercise
18. Comprehensive Exercise 1: Composition and Character Sketch
- Composition and Sketch
19. Comprehensive Exercise 2 : Polishing
- Painting and Retouching
20. Wrap Up
- Tips on Preparing Your Portfolio
*Curriculum details are subject to change before and after the release of the video.
with Art Director Hyesung Park
What are the key points of this class?
You can learn how to create designs that are unique to you and how to convey a wide range of emotions. With the increasing importance of character personality and narrative in animation, I think this class will give you a distinct advantage.
What are your strengths
as an art director?
I have worked extensively in almost all areas of film animation. My professional experience has equipped me with the capacity to assess and evaluate works from a variety of perspectives. Throughout the class, I will share with you the knowledge I gained while working at a major studio. I'll share everything I know with you so you can make art that expresses your individuality and creativity.
What are some essential skills you need to become an art director?
Visual development artists are artists who contribute greatly not only to characters but also to the background, overall story, and atmosphere. Therefore, you should learn the principles and basics of characters, background design, and color. Additionally, you should understand human anatomy and the interaction between light, color, and objects. The more color knowledge you have, the better off you will be.
Who would you recommend
this class to?
It will be helpful for all students who have basic understanding and skills in drawing but have difficulty creating works that focus on story and character expressions, such as animation and movies. Through this class, I will teach you all the skills you need to create artwork that shows individuality and creativity. So, you can definitely look forward to it.
This course will use Photoshop CC.
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- We recommend that you use the same program as in this course, but you can also use Photoshop CC or a lower version, Procreate, and other similar programs.
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