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Illustration Mentorship

Illustration Mentorship

An 8 week mentored course where students create refined images using professional practices
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Maximize your illustration success

Maximize your illustration success
During this mentorship, you will develop the skills needed to create standout illustrations for your portfolio. You will learn to leverage the fundamentals of art, refine your illustration techniques, and develop a strong sense of composition and storytelling. With 5+ years experience working in the AAA industry, Dennis will provide personalized guidance on breaking into this industry and advancing your career. By the program's end, you'll have greatly improved your ability to craft visually striking illustrations and gained valuable insights into the industry.
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Registration Period
Jul 17, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
Course Start
Sep 30, 2024

Course Format

Live (sessions are recorded and available afterwards)

Skills Level

Intermediate- Advanced


8 weeks


Live (sessions are recorded and available afterwards)


Individual Feedback

Lecture Type

Live (sessions are recorded and available afterwards)
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Students should have a solid understanding of the art fundamentals, particularly perspective (and anatomy if focussed on character illustration)
Digital or Traditional Set up (Any drawing software/tablet or Any traditional tools/scanner)

The more you know, the better.

Students have access to the classroom and there will be a post indicating them to get ready for week one first presentation.
Introduction to the class | Lecture on Thumbnails
Composing with strong values
Lecture on Color and Light, explaining the fundamentals and focusing on how to use them to tell a story and set a mood.
Rendering Part 1 | The different types of light and shadow, how to use them to effectively showcase form in your illustrations.
Rendering Part 2 | Visualizing more complex materials and different rendering techniques for different styles of illustration.
The process of Rendering a detailed illustration | Why Reference is Key
Creating the best portfolio for your desired industry and what it takes to get your first job or progress in your career |The value of feedback and how to find it | Common mistakes in Illustrations and how to fix them

Igniting your imagination

Concept Artist
LECTURES BY Dennis van Kessel
Course Start: Sep 30, 2024
Dennis van Kessel is a Concept Artist and Illustrator with over 5 years of experience in the AAA industry. He most recently worked on projects such as Mortal Kombat 1, Judas and Call of Duty Vanguard. Dennis embarked on his professional journey early during his undergraduate studies, securing internships at both indie and mobile game studios. He then moved into a permanent role at Atomhawk, while still finishing his degree. Now Dennis aspires to play a pivotal role in guiding and mentoring emerging artists on their own quests for success.

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Concept Art
Concept Art
Concept Art


Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education, these finance options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

3x Payments


2x Payments


Full payment


Jul 17, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
COURSE BEGINS on Sep 30, 2024
Illustration Mentorship

What makes this learning experience unique?


Receive personalized feedback on all assignments from the industry’s top professionals.


Enjoy lifetime access to the spectrum of course content, including lectures, live Q&As, and feedback sessions.


Show off your Certification of Completion when you turn in 80% of course assignments.


Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with flexible, online course scheduling.

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