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DRAWING BASICS AND VIDEO GAME ART SC (C
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Level Up Your Video Game Design!

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tristan Donovan
Preface

Introduction

Level 01/ Fundamentals
Materials
Basic Pencil Techniques
Basic Perspective
Basic Volumes
Basic Lighting and Values
Visual Measuring Tools
Drawing Process

Level 02/ Advanced Drawing Concepts
Advanced Perspectives and Volumes
Advanced Lighting and Values
Atmospheric Perspective
Landscape Drawing

Level 03/ The Human Figure
Gravity and Movement
Proportions
Skeletal Landmarks

Level 04/ Anatomy
Six Stages for Rendering Anatomy
The Foot
The Leg
The Pelvis
The Spine and Ribcage
The Shoulder Girdle
The Arm
The Hand
The Head and Neck
Facial Expressions

Level 05/ Elements of Design
Frame
Camera Angle
Scale
Grouping
Lighting
Line
Shapes
Subverting Conventions

Level 06/ Character Design
Good Studio Practice
Brainstorming and Character Concept
Visual Metaphors
Mind-Map, Research, and Mood Board
Thumbnail Development
Final Character Drawing and Model Sheet

Level 07/ Environment Design
Character/Environment Shapes
Building Construction
Character-Centric Environment Design
Top-Down Environment Design
Gameplay Map

Level 08/ Color and Digital Tools
Color
Adding Color with Digital Tools

Professional Portfolio and Getting Work
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

CHRIS SOLARSKI received a BA in computer animation and began working as a 3D environment and character artist for Sony Computer Entertainment in London. Eventually, Solarski enrolled in art classes at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. During that time, he discovered the exciting connection between classical art techniques and video game design. He is currently the creative director of Swiss-based social-gaming startup Gbanga. He also works as a figurative artist and lectures at SAE/Qantm Institute in Zurich.

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