Complete Drawing Course: Create Video Game Concept Art

Learn To Be An Artist From Scratch. Follow Along Digitally or With Pen and Paper.

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Complete Drawing Course: Create Video Game Concept Art

Learn To Be An Artist From Scratch. Follow Along Digitally or With Pen and Paper.

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FROM ZERO TO PRO ARTIST

Even if you think you can't draw, don't have the time or talent - with our help you CAN DRAW.

This course focusses on practicing the fundamental concepts in a fun creative way. We'll draw characters, environments, objects, weapons, spaceships, game scenes and lots more.

After just 10 hours of following the course you'll be able to create a spaceship like this:

You'll be encouraged to draw without trying to be perfect. Learning to draw concept art is more about conveying your idea than it is about winning art awards! We cover Characters, Environments, game props and other things relevant to creating video game concept art.


You can follow along with this course even if you don't have a fancy graphics tablet. Every lecture is suitable for people with paper-and-pencil, as well as those folks who have a digital drawing set up.


DRAW THINGS THAT INTEREST YOU

Each step of the way you'll be asked to use your creativity to draw things which are interesting to you, not just trying to replicate exactly what the instructor is drawing.

All with our secret sauce of regular challenges, and exquisitely paced learning.

At GameDev.tv we’ve helped nearly 1m people get started in game development. With us you’ll be supported by a vibrant community of 1000s of other students, as well as a dedicated teaching assistant to help you.


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You will get full lifetime access for a single one-off fee.

  • Build skill levels methodically while still producing exciting game art.
  • Simple step by step approach.
  • Learn about: Stroke, Shape, Depth, Form, Proportion, Texture and other advanced techniques.
  • Hours of content, along with practice materials, gives you the opportunity to become skilled without the monotony of practice.


Please note this course is still in development with new videos being added every week. We’re having lots of fun making this course, and we hope that you enjoy taking it!


What you'll learn in this course:

  • We’ll start with learning the basic fundamentals of Stroke, Shape, Size and Shade. Lot's of practice creating quirky video game objects such as weapons, cars, castles and more.
  • Then, while still learning the fundamentals, we'll have some fun creating characters, learning dimensions, posing and more.
  • Then on 3D SHAPES to build-up an isometric drawing, your first foray into the third dimension.
  • We’ll teach you one and two point perspective, along with saturation techniques to give a sense of DEPTH.
  • Building on what we’ve learnt, we practice flowing shapes into one-another to create natural looking FORM.
  • Along the way you’ll learn ADVANCED techniques including pose, shading, lighting, stroke thickness and more.

Your Instructor


Grant Abbitt
Grant Abbitt

Grant first started learning Blender back in the late 90’s. He ran a small film company and found the software ideal for some motion graphics work he needed.
He went into teaching as a backup option for when the film work was not so regular. The teaching gradually took over, and he's now been teaching for around 15 years. He moved into teaching game design 6 years ago, which rekindled his excitement for 3D animation. He then began to pick up freelance work and created his YouTube channel Gabbitt Media.
Since then his channel has grown to over 200,000 subscribers, and he's worked on many interesting projects from engineering to 3D printing and creating game models for Atlas Empires.
Now he's here with the GameDev.tv team making courses, and sharing his passion with the community.


Course Curriculum (13+ hours)


  Drawing Fundamentals (2 hours 15 minutes)
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    Welcome To The Course (4:26)
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    Basic Techniques - Traditional (12:54)
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    Draw Your Sword (9:17)
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    Community & Support (1:32)
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    Links & Resources
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    Max with an Axe (12:23)
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    Shape Up - Cars (8:49)
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    Monster Madness (13:31)
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    Creating Thumbnails (13:29)
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    Creating Basic Layouts (10:22)
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    Adding Some Details (13:09)
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    Details & Shading (17:00)
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    Finishing The Fantasy Castle (8:10)
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    Making the Background (7:23)
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    Drawing Fundamentals Roundup (3:09)
  Simple Characters (1 hours 43 minutes)
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    Shapely Characters (11:08)
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    Express Yourself (7:29)
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    A Face full of Character (13:22)
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    Creating Hair (15:29)
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    Block stickmen (10:19)
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    Strike a pose (11:50)
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    Adaptive Workflow (13:18)
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    Tidying Images & Adding Detail (7:49)
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    Shading & Finishing (11:10)
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    Simple Characters Round-up (1:28)
  Perspective (2 hours 13 minutes)
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    Its a Matter of Perspective (11:44)
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    Understanding Isometric Perspective (9:25)
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    Isometric Diorama (15:06)
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    Perspective & Simple Guides (10:09)
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    Details in Perspective (11:41)
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    3D Objects (9:57)
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    Treasure Chest (10:45)
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    Drawing in 1 Point Perspective (11:48)
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    Details in 1 point perspective (10:58)
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    Difficult shapes in 1 point perspective (10:57)
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    Shading & Depth (9:17)
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    Shadows, shade & ambient occlusion (10:12)
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    Perspective Round-up (1:10)
  Two Point Perspective (1 hours 51 minutes)
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    2 Point Perspective Intro (1:08)
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    Understanding Two Point Perspective (13:59)
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    Two Point Perspective Extravaganza (14:13)
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    Stylized Medieval House (16:59)
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    Car-megeddon (9:40)
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    Mad Maxin (8:12)
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    Beetle Tank (10:28)
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    The Final Frontier (15:40)
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    Spaceship Big Details (12:22)
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    Spaceship Fine Details (7:50)
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    2 point Perspective Round-up (1:22)
  Proportions (1 hours 29 minutes)
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    Human Proportions - Front View (11:55)
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    Human Proportions - Side View (8:49)
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    Female Proportions (7:24)
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    Popping out poses (8:25)
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    Block People (8:34)
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    Block People - Side View (5:47)
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    Block People - Lvl 1 (8:53)
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    Block People Lvl 2 - with Clothes (6:53)
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    Block People Lvl 3 - Twisting (10:58)
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    Foreshortening (10:35)
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    Proportions Round-up (1:26)
  Landscapes (2 hours 24 minutes)
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    Landscapes Intro (0:57)
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    2 Tone Landscapes (9:16)
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    6 Tone Landscapes (9:49)
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    Big Shapes (10:40)
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    Landscape Details (15:57)
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    3D Shapes (13:59)
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    Landscapes & 1 Point Perspective (9:39)
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    Landscapes & 2 point perspective (7:27)
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    Martian Landscape Thumbnails (8:17)
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    Martian Vehicle thumbnails (7:15)
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    Martian Vehicle reference image (7:11)
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    Boxing in the Shape (9:41)
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    Vehicle Details (9:18)
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    Fine Details (7:16)
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    Vehicle Shading (6:00)
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    Integrating the Vehicle (10:23)
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    Landscape Round-up (0:56)
  Drawing Faces (1 hours 42 minutes)
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    Face proportions Intro (1:01)
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    Face Proportions Front View (14:38)
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    Face Proportions side view (11:06)
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    Female Versus Male Faces (10:34)
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    Female faces Side View (9:31)
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    Heads From 3 quarter view (8:05)
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    Heads Everywhere (11:10)
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    Heads with notches (7:31)
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    Head Structure Practice (9:56)
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    Scruffy Head Details (7:43)
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    Simple Shading (9:03)
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    Course Wrap Up (2:07)

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do I need a graphics tablet?
No! We've made the course so that people can follow with just pencil and paper. If you do have a graphics tablet, that's great, Grant will show you additional tips to get the most out of digital drawing.

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