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Concept Artist, Erak Note [ 애락노트] Class Intro

Realistic Character Art in a Traditional Painting Style

Concept Artist, Erak Note
  • Coloring
  • TraditionalPainting
  • Brush
  • FaceTutorial
  • Total 22 videos
    Get 22 classes worth of exclusive tips and insights from Concept Artist Erak Note.
  • Intermediate Level
    Requires a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Intermediate Level
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Concept Artist, Erak Note [ 애락노트] Class Description

Class Intro
Concept Artist, Erak Note

"Establish a realistic art style through
well-defined faces and detailed coloring
that resembles traditional paintings."

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Chapter 14.
Coloring a Pretty Face

1. How to color softly
2. Adding variation in colors
3. Various usage of brushes
4. How to add details

Coloso Erak Note Realistic Character Art in a Traditional Painting Style

Are you wondering if there's
a more efficient drawing process
you can follow to make
a high-quality painting in a shorter time?

Learn from the 12-year experienced
concept artist Erak Note,
who has worked on the popular online games
Lineage Eternal and Black Desert Online.


Coloso Class Breakdown Details 1

Length: 22 videos
(16h 04m)
Difficulty: Intermediate
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Video Details

Audio: Korean
Subtitles: English

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Software Required

Wacom Intuos
Adobe Photoshop CC

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12 PSD files
1 custom brush
1 practice exercise

Concept Artist,
Erak Note's Profile & Portfolio

Erak Note
Concept Artist

Hello, I am Erak, a freelance concept artist.
I have been working in the gaming industry
at companies like NCSOFT for over 12 years,
and have drawn various artwork
throughout my career.

Ever since I made my sketchbook
"Erak Note" in elementary school,
I have spent most of my life
drawing and painting.
Even to this day, 'Erak Note'
is getting more of its pages filled,
and I would like to share
those pages with you.

Since I have received many requests
to make an online class,
I will do my best to teach my techniques
in a fun and easy way.
I'm also going to provide
files and brushes for this class,
so don't worry and just follow my lead.

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Coloso Erak Note
Concept Artist
Erak Note

Freelance Concept Artist

Projects & Awards

2017-2020 Artist at NCSOFT - Original Character Designs & Splash Art for “Project TL”
2013-2017 Artist at NCSOFT - Original Character Designs & Splash Art for “Lineage Eternal”
2009-2013 Artist at ESTSoft - Original Character Designs & Artwork for “Cabal 1,2”

Pearl Abyss - Character Concept Art for “Black Desert Online”
NX3GAMES - Character Concept Art & Illustrations for “Project R”
Boolean Games - Character Concept Art for “Dark Avenger 3”
LINE Games - Character Art for “Icarus Eternal”
Pixel Cruise - Character Concept Art for “The Vanshee”
Mojito Games - Character Art for “Uncharted Wars: Oceans & Empires”


Student Reviews

1 Piece of Character Art

Class Highlights

Learn Erak Note's Entire Process + Brush and Layer Techniques

Through this class, you will be able to adopt the efficient digital drawing process of Erak Note, a professional concept artist with 12 years of industry experience.

Coloso Erak Note Introduction

Master Traditional Coloring Techniques For Realistic Character Art

Through this class, you will pick up various tips like coloring in a traditional painting style and adding facial details, which are required to paint a high-quality realistic character.

Coloso Erak Note Introduction

Acquire PSD Files and Brushes with Progressive Key Techniques

For this class, you will receive some of Erak Note's custom brushes and PSD files that will help you get a better understanding of the class chapters.

Coloso Erak Note Introduction

Class Details
You'll Learn

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In-depth Look

SECTION 01. Tablet and Photoshop Settings

01. Intro

  1. Artist & class introduction

02. Tablet and Photoshop Settings

  1. Understanding the Wacom Tablet Control Panel
  2. Learning the Photoshop workspace and setting keyboard shortcuts
  3. Actions and how to set them

03. Brush Package

  1. Brush types
  2. Brush features & attributes
SECTION 02. Basic Drawing for Your Character Art

04. Body Sketch

  1. Proportions for a stable body
  2. Facial proportions
  3. Body sketch for your character art

05. Separating the Character and Background with Grayscale Depth

  1. How to separate the character and background
  2. Learn about the appropriate brightness
  3. Easily add depth with the dodge and burn tools
  4. How to use normal brushes and mixer brushes
SECTION 03. Coloring Techniques & Costume Design

06. Coloring Techniques with Glazing (1)

  1. Various blend modes
  2. Using the modified glazing technique
  3. Application on the face, body, and costumes
  4. How to add various colors

07. Coloring Techniques with Glazing (2)

  1. Various blend modes
  2. Using the modified glazing technique
  3. Application on the face, body, and costumes
  4. How to add various colors

08. Coloring with Curves, Dodge, Burn, and Sponge

  1. Adding colors with curves
  2. Understanding the dodge, burn, and sponge tools
  3. Making keyboard shortcuts
  4. Coloring example

09. Features and Effects of Various Normal & Mixer Brushes

  1. Finding the right brush for you
  2. Mixer brush settings
  3. How to use rough brushes and soft brushes
  4. Application on skin and hair

10. Expressing Light and Shadows

  1. How to efficiently express light and shadows
  2. Vivid light: Light
  3. Multiply: Shadow

11. Effective Coloring with the Understanding of Light

  1. Understanding ambient light
  2. Rim lighting
  3. Strengths of ambient light

12. Using Pencil Brushes and Blend Mode Brushes at the Same Time

  1. How to express textures
  2. Example with leather and metal

13. Using the Pattern Stamp tool for Coloring

  1. Making a pattern stamp with noise
  2. How to use the pattern stamp tool

14. Coloring a Pretty Face

  1. How to color softly
  2. Adding variation in colors
  3. Various usage of brushes
  4. How to add details
SECTION 04. Details and Corrections

15. How to Add Patterns

  1. Making custom patterns
  2. Loading brush patterns
  3. Using brush patterns

16. Painting Accessories: Effect Brush

  1. How to use effect brushes
  2. Utilizing effect brushes
  3. Applying it in patterns
  4. Applying it in your drawings

17. Finishing Touches

  1. Polishing the outlines
  2. Adding fine details to the face
  3. Adding details to the costume
  4. Well-balanced finish

18. Various Correction Methods

  1. Basic correction tools
  2. Utilizing blending modes
  3. Utilizing curves
  4. Using pin light
SECTION 05. Realistic Painting Style Tips

19. Practicing Depth and Volume

  1. Grayscale drawing
  2. Coloring the body
  3. Adding a costume to the body
  4. Color and design at the same time

20. Layers and Clipping Masks

  1. Using parent layers and child layers
  2. Locking layers
  3. Easy layer management through layer auto select

21. Local Colors and the Color Picker

  1. Importance of local colors
  2. How to use references
  3. Memorizing the color picker graph

22. Outro

  1. About concept art and illustration
  2. Message to all drawing enthusiasts

with Concept Artist Erak Note

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How Would You Describe Your Unique Differentiating Strengths?

Since I majored in western painting in art school, I believe my strengths are my concise yet high-quality coloring skills and my ability to emulate traditional painting styles. Other than that, I also have a unique workflow that I have built from my 12-year career in the video game character art industry.

What is the Objective or Goal of This Class?

Creating beautiful realistic character art. Our objective is to establish a realistic art style through a greatly defined face and highly detailed coloring that resembles traditional paintings. I made this curriculum based on my vast experience from the industry to help reduce the unnecessary and help create a more efficient drawing routine.

Who is the Target Audience
of This Class?

This class will be helpful for not only field experts or aspiring artists preparing to join the industry, but also for people who just like drawing, want to draw their own characters, and want to add more detail and quality to their drawings.

Required Programs

This course will use Wacom Intuos and Adobe Photoshop CC.
Please purchase and install the latest versions of the programs for an optimized lecture experience.

*These programs and/or materials will not be provided with the lecture.


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