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Transforming Robot Production Pipeline Volume 1: Concept and Design
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Released Mar 1, 2012
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this tutorial we will learn about the process of creating concept art for a transforming robot within a production pipeline. To get started, you should know that this course will focus on providing you with a high level glimpse at my thought process in designing our robot. While we won't focus on painting every brush stroke, I will be walking you through each step, demonstrating techniques as well as providing insight into the process. First, we'll jump in and knock out some quick silhouette options to establish our robots form and pose. After spending some time roughing in possible details for our silhouette, we will begin refining forms in grayscale. We will then learn about the coloring process for this project from base color all the way through finishing details. We'll wrap things up by learning about some final steps that were taken before handing our artwork to the next artist in the pipeline. After completing this course, you'll not only know how the concept art was painted but also understand the design decisions were made leading up to our finished concept.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:21
Project details and getting started with silhouettes
2

Project details and getting started with silhouettes

 
10:36
Roughing in details and narrowing down silhouettes
3

Roughing in details and narrowing down silhouettes

 
10:59
Pulling out detail using grayscale values
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Pulling out detail using grayscale values

 
11:38
Revising the Design and Mirroring Details
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Revising the Design and Mirroring Details

 
14:18
Beginning to add color to our robot design
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Beginning to add color to our robot design

 
11:47
Adding the robot's other arm and refining details
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Adding the robot's other arm and refining details

 
15:14
Adding finishing touches to our concept
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Adding finishing touches to our concept

 
16:13
Final thoughts and handing off artwork
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Final thoughts and handing off artwork

 
07:37