Saturday, May 14th, 2022 Posted by Jim Thacker

How to illustrate dynamic concept designs in Photoshop

The Gnomon Workshop has released Illustrating Dynamic Concept Designs, a practial guide to concept art workflow, recorded by People Can Fly art director Abe Taraky.

The workshop, which provides over two hours of video training, covers the process of building up an idea from an initial sketch through to a finished concept image in Photoshop.

See a fully realised concept illustration created from start to finish
In the workshop, Taraky reveals his workflow for creating a fully realised illustrative concept image: a process rooted in foundational drawing techniques and design philosophy.

He begins by exploring techniques for gathering reference images, using PureRef to organise the files.

Taraky then reveals how to use core drawing techniques to add dimensionality to the image, and how to increase its visual impact through rendering techniques, explaining his thought processes along the way.

About the artist
Abe Taraky is an award-winning concept designer and illustrator, with over 15 years of experience in film and videogame production. He is currently art director at game developer People Can Fly.

Taraky has also contributed to gallery and solo exhibitions all over Canada and the United States.

Pricing and availability
Illustrating Dynamic Concept Designs is available via a subscription to The Gnomon Workshop, providing access to over 300 tutorials. Subscriptions cost $49/month or $490/year. Free trials are available.

Read more about Illustrating Dynamic Concept Designs on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by Gnomon.