Digital Painting for Concept Art is a six-week course taught by Art Director and Concept Artist, Evan Shipard. Students will utilise digital techniques within a production pipeline to visually conceptualise a script excerpt.

Ideas will be developed through research, and then visualised through thumbnails. Students will subsequently implement painting techniques to create a scene. Evan will teach his impressionistic approach to concept art based upon his traditional background. By the end of the course, students will achieve a piece of concept art from a real-world brief.

The course provides participants with a solid understanding of work practices within the production environment, and the artistic skills required to illustrate a scene from a story.

The topics covered will include:


  • The terminology within a production environment
  • The optimal digital workflow


  • Understanding how to paint from life
  • Understanding the painting approach of master artists
  • Understanding colour and light to create mood and atmosphere
  • Understanding rendering techniques


  • Learning how to communicate story from a brief
  • Learning the artistic process to design an idea
  • Learning about composition

TUTOR: Evan Shipard

DURATION: 6 weeks

WHEN: April 4th, 2019

TIMES: Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 5pm

SOFTWARE: Photoshop

PRICE: $600+GST ($660 including GST)


Evan is a classically trained fine artist, with two decades of experience in the entertainment industry. He has worked with some of the largest companies in the world as an Art Director, digital Matte Painter, and Concept Artist, on projects such as 300, Knowing, The Wolverine, The Chronicles of Narnia, Alien: Covenant, Halo, Battlefield, and Assassin’s Creed. Evan is dedicated to conveying mood and drama through his impressionistic style at his studio in Sydney.