Best Coding Languages for Game Development

Best Coding Languages for Game Development

So, you’re ready to start creating your very own games.  However, there comes an important question to answer when you start: what programming language should you learn how to code? While arguably most coding languages can be used to create games, including high-level languages like Python, some choices do have more benefits than others.  Additionally, … Read more Best Coding Languages for Game Development

How to Make a Game – Making Video Games from Scratch

How to Make a Game - Building Games for Beginners

How does one make a game?  Perhaps this is a sentiment you’ve thought of before as you daydreamed about your video game project that could be amazing if only you could make it reality.  Of course, you could hire a small studio to make it for you, but most people don’t have a spare $1,000+ … Read more How to Make a Game – Making Video Games from Scratch

How to Make a HTML5 Game

how to make a html5 game

What exactly is a HTML5 game Let’s start from total zero. What is HTML5? that’s a tricky question. There is a official definition of HTML5, which simply stands for the latest revision of HTML (the markup language used all over the world to build websites), and the more hyped definition (what most people understand when … Read more How to Make a HTML5 Game

Low-Poly 3D Assets in Blender Tutorial

Web Class: Discover Blender for Low-Poly 3D Assets

You can access the full course here: Blender for Beginners – Craft Low-Poly Game Assets Part 1 The editor in the video for this particular lesson has been updated, please see the lesson notes below for the corrected steps. Setup Let’s go over some settings in Blender which will make using it easier. First, navigate … Read more Low-Poly 3D Assets in Blender Tutorial

Join Zenva’s #GameDev Compo – Make a Game and Win Prizes

The compo has ended! Big thanks to everyone who participated! Huge congrats to the winning entries: Stefan Neidig with Bots Jorge Noro with Oblivious Caio Marchi Gomes do Amaral with Dungeon Lurer Stay tuned for articles featuring all games + interview to Stefan. *** Hi everyone! We at Zenva are happy to announce our first … Read more Join Zenva’s #GameDev Compo – Make a Game and Win Prizes

Learn Pixel Art with Photoshop for Total Beginners

Learn Pixel Art with Photoshop for Total Beginners

What is a mobile game without art? Boring. Photoshop can be overwhelming trying to figure it out on your own. This course will introduce you to the main Photoshop tools needed to create pixel art. You learn while creating a game character the covers not just the technical aspects, but the design principles behind it. … Read more Learn Pixel Art with Photoshop for Total Beginners

Make your own 2D Game Backgrounds with Adobe Illustrator

Make your own 2D Game Backgrounds with Adobe Illustrator

If you are familiar with Adobe Illustrator, then in less than 2 hours you can learn to create 2D game backgrounds. You will learn the correct structure, proven workflow and the mindset while creating a 2D cartoon type game background. Learn how to create the game background by blocking, breaking down the background in small areas … Read more Make your own 2D Game Backgrounds with Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator for Mobile Game Art – A Beginners Guide

Adobe Illustrator for Mobile Game Art – A Beginners Gui

You want to create game art for video games, but Adobe Illustrator looks so overwhelming. You have looked at other vector drawing apps and they aren’t much easier to understand. This course cuts through the clutter, showing you only what you need to learn to put you on the path to becoming a mobile games artist. … Read more Adobe Illustrator for Mobile Game Art – A Beginners Guide

Create Detailed and Poseable Characters in Adobe Illustrator

Create Detailed and Poseable Characters in Adobe Illustrator

This course is created for student’s who would like to learn a solid workflow in character creation and detailing. The course is designed so that we will start from a concept sketch and bring our concept to life with help of adobe illustrator. This course is for intermediate to advanced users of illustrator who want’s to learn or polish their character creation skills. I have included my own concept art which I will detail and optimize for animation throughout the entire course. But you can also bring in your own character sketches and use the workflows in the course and apply it to your own. The course is about 3 hours long, and I go in-depth in creating your character from conception to completion.

Anyone who would like to learn new workflows for game character design, or just improve their character creation skills are encouraged to take the course.

What am I going to learn in this course?

  • Create animation ready 2D game characters
  • Master texturing workflows for 2d characters using Adobe Illustrator
  • Learn how to block-in, shade and texture characters
  • Confidently create their own detailed and animation-ready character from scratch

What is the target audience?

  • Student’s who would like to learn a solid character creation workflow
  • Student’s who would like to step up their illustrator skills in terms of shading and character detailing.
  • Student’s who want to prep up their characters for animation
  • This is not a how to draw course. You should at least have your own character design in mind and get it ready (on paper or digitally drawn) and you will use the knowledge in this course to texture it and make it animation friendly
  • Basic knowledge in illustrator (how to use pen tool, shape builder, blend modes)
  • This course assumes that you have full understanding of illustrator tools
  • If you do not have your own character sketch, I have provided one for you.

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