Arts

Figure Drawing and Fantasy Character Design: Dragons, Knights, Elves and More!

Learn character design from a professional concept artist! Students will practice figure drawing as they draw their original characters such as knights, archers, sorcerers and more!
Chris Chien
560 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 58 learners
🔥  All classes have sold out.
Class

90 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

11-16

year olds

3-14

learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Description

Class Experience

The learning goal of this class is for kids to learn how to come up with a narrative, and bring their idea and design to life through sketching and drawing. They will be learning how to draw anatomy, armor, and weapons. But most importantly, they will be learning to exercise their creativity and learning how to dream and breathe life into their ideas. 
Chris Chien is a professional theme park designer who has spent the last 10 years contributing to projects such as Universal Studios, Sesame Street Land, SeaWorld, Kennedy Space Center, Ferrari World and many more. As a professional concept designer and illustrator, he has created designs for many theme parks all around the world!

Chris primarily works in Photoshop, but his background in traditional mediums such as charcoal, watercolor and oil painting help gives his digital art an authentically “hand-painted” look. In addition, Chris often uses 3D software such as SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Planet Coaster to create immersive worlds.

In 2010, Chris graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelors in Industrial Design and a minor in Theater. During his time in college, Chris designed and built many award-winning Carnival Booths, which sparked his interest in themed entertainment. Afterward graduating from Carnegie Mellon, he moved to Los Angeles to study at the prestigious Concept Design Academy, studying under Hollywood’s finest professionals from Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Lucasfilms, Marvel, and Blizzard.
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Chris’ passion for themed entertainment and storytelling comes from exploring different countries. With his desire to learn and explore, he backpacked around the world, visiting the continents of Europe, Asia and South America - seeing castles, jungles, and temples in their natural context.  Chris’ mission in themed entertainment not just to entertain, but to also provide education and inspiration to people around the globe.
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Skills:
​• 10 years of concept art and design experience
​• 8 years of professional teaching experience (art classes for children, teens and adults)
• Experienced in theme park design, concept art for games and movies, showset design, fabrication, and scenic painting
 2 files available upon enrollment
Students are welcome in their own choice of materials. Some suggested materials include... 1) Pencil 2) Pen 3) Markers 4) Colored Pencils 5) Watercolors 6) Digital Mediums (iPad)
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Chris Chien
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
🚀 Artistic Skills Development Coach
560 total reviews
413 completed classes

About Me

Hi I'm Mr. Chris. I'm a theme park designer and professional concept artist who has worked for companies such as Disney, Universal and SeaWorld. I studied Industrial Design at Carnegie Mellon University and Art Center College of Design. 

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