Imaginative Illustration with J.P. Targete Vol. 1

Thumbnailing and Final Color Sketch

Chapter List

Description

In his first of three titles, J.P. takes you on an exciting creative and technical journey showing you how he begins a fantasy illustration, "Dark Riders", purely from imagination. He covers the early stages of his process, from the initial idea to thumbnails, concept design and the final color sketch. J.P. also discusses how character personality, costumes, weapons and action poses affect the narrative of the final illustration. You will learn the creative process of composing your thumbnails, and how to use segments of your designs for future reference as you get closer to the final dynamic illustration. Over the course of the lecture, J.P. covers the uses of traditional media like markers, acrylic and oil paints, discussing the advantages of each.


Duration: 128 minutes

Format: SD 640x480

J.P. Targete

Concept Artist / Illustrator

J.P. is an accomplished digital and traditional illustrator, concept artist and art director for books and video games. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and started working professionally at age twenty, illustrating book covers for Avon Books. Soon after, he got his big break and began illustrating sci-fi and fantasy book covers for Berkeley/Ace Books, Bantam Books and Warner Books. He continued to do work for Wizards of the Coast, The Science Fiction Book Club and many role playing game companies. With over 300 book covers, J.P.'s work has also been published in Spectrum and on collectable plates from the Bradford Exchange. In 2000 J.P. won the A.S.F.A. Chesley Award for best paperback book cover. After many years of illustrating he decided to try his hand at concept art and landed a job with NCsoft. That same year he became Art Director at NCsoft Santa Monica, where he worked on creatures and environments for games such as Tabula Rasa and Aion. He is currently freelancing for publishers and video game companies and is working on a full color graphic novel.

  • "J.P. is one of the most inspirational and creative artists I have ever known, if I could only tap into 1/10th of that creative stream of thinking."

    - Ron Lemen
    Instructor and Co-Founder Studio 2nd Street