ENVIRONMENT DESIGN

These resources by no means represent the entire spectrum of tools and software available online. While they are not presented in any particular order, we have tried to conveniently arrange them in a way that will make each section easier to find.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

These are the websites, tutorials, books and other media that we think every aspiring artist ought to know about. Start here when looking for help.

  • Digital Painting Tutorials
    with Shaddy Safadi
    Digital Painting Tutorials
    Why We Like It
    Shaddy Safadi takes you through his process of painting an image from reference as well as setting up the workspace and working with brushes.
  • The Techniques of Dylan Cole
    with Dylan Cole
    The Techniques of Dylan Cole
    Why We Like It
    Dylan Cole discusses the fundamentals of landscape and cityscape matte painting before going through advanced matte painting techniques.
  • Intro to Environment Painting
    with Maciej Kuciara
    Intro to Environment Painting
    Why We Like It
    Maciej Kuciara takes you through environment painting construction using 2D and 3D techniques and its application for modern video game production pipeline.
  • Environment Session 16 Bundle Package
    with John Park
    Environment Session 16 Bundle Package
    Why We Like It
    John Park covers basic sketching with shapes as well as using a 3D base and photos to develop a design.
  • Environment Session 14 Bundle Package
    with John Park
    Environment Session 14 Bundle Package
    Why We Like It
    John Park covers sketching with the shape tool, coloring a black and white image, and working with photos.

PAY TO VIEW TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Tutorial videos are a great way to learn new skills in tandem with your main education. Artistic progress is measured in slow, steady improvements in your work and work ethic. Even if you only learn one new thing from a tutorial video, you are still headed in the right direction.

  • Interior Set Design: Orb Silo
    by Chris Rosewarne
  • Cinematic Environment Rendering
    by Chris Rosewarne
  • Untraveled Path
    by Daarken
  • Kitbashing with Lines
    by Kalen Chock
  • Environment Design Package Vol2
    by Kalen Chock
  • ZBrush for Environments - Mech Hanger
    by Ben Mauro
  • Basics of Environments
    by The Foundation Group
  • Environment Session 17 Bundle
    with John Park
  • Sketching for Environment: Layout & Line Drawing
    by The Foundation Group
  • Sketching for Environment: Environmental Foundation
    by The Foundation Group
  • Modo Environment Design Workflow Part 1
    with Serg Souleiman
  • Futuristic Set Design
    with James Clyne
  • Environment Painting Village
    with John Park
  • Cathedral Interior
    with John Park
  • Advanced Techniques
    with Eytan Zana
  • Color and Light
    with Eytan Zana
  • Graphic Composition for Environments
    with Eytan Zana
  • Environment Session 18 Bundle
    with John Park
  • World Building - Establishing a Themed Environment
    with James Paick
  • Digital Painting Techniques - Conceptual Architecture Design
    with James Paick
  • Environment Design Basics Bundle
    with James Paick
  • Sketching SciFi Environments
    with John Park
  • Assassin Crowd Interior
    with John Park
  • Concepetualizing Environments from the Imagination in Photoshop
    with Lisa Liang
  • Creative Environments for Games Bundle Pack
    with James Paick
  • Environment For Video Games Bundle
    with Maciej Kuciara
  • Creating a Sci-Fi Environment Concept in Photoshop
    with Kalen Chock
  • Creative Envirnment Thumbnail Techniques in Photoshop
    with Nate Hallinan
  • How to Draw Interiors the Easy Way
    with Matthew Zikry
  • Digital Environment Painting
    with Raphael Lacoste
  • More Tutorials Coming Soon

FREE STREAMING TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Tutorial videos are a great way to learn new skills in tandem with your main education. Artistic progress is measured in slow, steady improvements in your work and work ethic. Even if you only learn one new thing from a tutorial video, you are still headed in the right direction.

  • 360 Pano Painting
    with Jama Jurabaev
  • Time-Lapse Process
    with Raphael Lacoste
  • How to Paint a Snow Mountain
    with Xia Taptara
  • Ancient Lands Concept
    with Tyler Edlin
  • Environment Concept Art Tutorial
    with Tyler Edlin
  • Realtime Fantasy Landscape
    with Feng Zhu
  • MMORPG Landscapes
    with Feng Zhu
  • Using Copic Marker and Pen
    with Scott Robertson
  • 3D to 2D
    with Feng Zhu
  • Speed Painting Timelapse: 'Eden Ain't Burning...Eden is Burnt!!!'
    with Nick Hiatt
  • Basic 1-Point Perspective Sketching an Environment and Adding Figures
    with Scott Robertson
  • Quick Cityscape Block-in Using Modo
    with Scott Robertson
  • Painting with Value
    with Frank Hong
  • Basic Thumbnails Part 1
    with Frank Hong
  • Introduction to Basic Thumbnail Making
    with Frank Hong
  • Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Concept Workshop
    with John Sweeney
  • Alpha Process
    with John Sweeney
  • Painting Over 3D Scenes
    with Kalen Chock
  • Making Mistakes
    with Kalen Chock
  • Tips for Color and Lighting
    with Kalen Chock
  • Stardrive Maintenance
    with Sparth
  • Making of Percepliquis
    with Marc Simmonetti
  • Brainstorm Environment Design Challenge
    with John Park
  • Photoshop Matte Painting
    with CMIVFX
  • Workshop at San Bernardino Art Institute
    with Maciej Kuciara
  • Environment Design Challenge Sketch
    with Maciej Kuciara
  • More Tutorials Coming Soon

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