Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 Posted by Jim Thacker

Master digital painting for landscape illustration


Gnomon is holding a free two-and-a-half hour masterclass in landscape illustration techniques in Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop at the school’s Hollywood campus this Thursday, 10 November.

The event, which will be broadcast worldwide on Gnomon’s Livestream channel, is hosted by veteran illustrator Cliff Cramp and Cloud Atlas matte painter Jason Dunn.

Essential skills for landscape illustrators and digital painters
The evening kicks off with a session from illustrator Cliff Cramp, whose clients include Disney, 20th Century Fox, Nickelodeon and Lucasfilm, and whose credits include the packaging for the Star Wars Blu-rays.

Cramp will be demonstrating his workflow in Painter, including a live demo of Painter 2017.

He will be followed by concept and matte artist Jason Dunn, art director at Warshaw Blumenthal and matte painter at The Mill, whose credits include Cloud Atlas, After Earth and The Vampire Diaries.

Dunn will focus on workflow in Photoshop.

Both sessions will explore the key skills needed to create successful landscape illustrations, including how to define vantage and focal points, plus tips for establishing shape, form, colour, contrast, and temperature.

Free to attend or watch online
Digital Painting Techniques: Landscape Illustration takes place at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus from 7.30-10pm on Thursday 10 November 2016. The event is free to the public, but you’ll need to register online.

If you can’t make it to LA, the session will also be broadcast worldwide on Gnomon’s Livestream channel. You don’t need to register for the stream, and can ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #gnomon.

Read more about Digital Painting Techniques: Landscape Illustration on Gnomon’s website

Watch Digital Painting Techniques: Landscape Illustration

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