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Jun 07 2020

How to Draw: Introduction to Concept Art for Animation

June 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0


Course Overview

How to Draw: Introduction to Concept Art for Animation taught by Segun Samson

Learn concept art and unlock a fulfilling career as a concept artist for film, games, and animation

As a beginner learning and understanding how to draw concept art on your own can be challenging but rewarding.

CGAfrica’s How to Draw: Introduction to Concept Art for animation course walks you through the entire process of becoming a professional artist, step-by-step. Graduate with a deeper understanding of not only the fundamentals including the skills required to make a career of your craft.

The tutorial is setup for beginners to increase your skills and confidence in Adobe Photoshop, the industry-standard software used to create artwork for animated film, film, and games.

Learn essentials such as creating thumbnails, line strokes, digital painting and lighting to finalising and creating outstanding artwork for your portfolio.

  • Skill Level: Beginner

  • Prerequisites: Basic drawing skills, and a passion for drawing

Course Curriculum

Perspective, Anatomy & Color Theory

This tutorial will explore Photoshop’s powerful interface and tools. It will explain how physical attributes affect design by learning life drawing, perspective drawing and human/creature anatomy.

Discuss indirect versus direct design briefs including how to develop ideas based on the information you are given. Play with various image formats and learn how to professionally present your work

Learn how to:

  • Navigate Photoshop’s user interface
  • Create custom brushes & tools
  • Use perspective & anatomy
  • Apply lighting & color theory


Segun Samson is one of the best Concept Artist from Nigeria.

He has worked at Elixir studios, Lantern books, Dreamcast animation studio, genii games etc. and worked in the production of Jungle Beat The Movie and Monster High Electrified.

Segun Samson, CGAfrica Animation in Africa

Segun Samson

Concept Artist


Date: June 7, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Email: info@cgafrica.com




  • Introduction: Concept Art
  • Creating Photoshop Brushes
  • Line Drawing Development
  • Using Blend Modes
  • Introduction: Perspective
  • Advanced Perspective Techniques
  • Basics of Anatomy
  • Advanced Anatomy
  • Introduction: Color Theory
  • Advanced Color Theory
  • Basics of Lighting Theory
  • Advanced Lighting Theory