The Gnomon Workshop

Concept Design Workflow Volume 1

Composition Sketching with Aaron Limonick

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In this lecture and demonstration, Aaron Limonick shares a number of rapid sketching techniques for use in any production environment. Beginning with a 'blank canvas' in Adobe Photoshop, Aaron demonstrates the creative process behind designing for an ultimately collaborative effort, the purposes of different types of sketches, and finally the importance of painting value studies and color keys in a quick and effective manner. Using the methods of a traditional painter in a digital medium, students will learn how to bridge the gap between a variety of quick ideation sketches and a finished concept painting with a sense of story.


Duration: 279 minutes

Format: HD 1280x720

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Aaron Limonick

Illustrator and Concept Designer

Aaron Limonick was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been working as a concept artist in entertainment since 2004. While studying illustration and traditional painting at the Art Center College of Design, Aaron began gravitating towards the collaborative effort that entertainment lends itself to. Through a fellow artist, he got his first job working for Activision at Neversoft Entertainment. After working on several games, including developing the original ipGUN ', he moved to San Diego and worked at High Moon Studios for over four years. There he worked on pitch artwork for multiple new projects as well as The Bourne Conspiracy and Transformers: War for Cybertron. After moving back to Los Angeles in 2011, he worked freelance on films such as RIPDSeventh SonInto the Storm, as well as for clients such as LEGO, Disney, and Mirada. Aaron now works as a concept artist at Naughty Dog, having recently contributed designs to Uncharted and The Last of Us.

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