Horror Illustration in Photoshop

Learn to concept and design a disturbing figure in Photoshop!

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In this course we’ll start talking about what we find scary and on how to scare ourselves in order to brainstorm ideas. Eventually, gathering some inspiration from other horror artists and looking at scary imagery, we’ll start to create a small story used as reference for our design. Once this is done we’ll open up Photoshop and paint a 100 percent black silhouette using abstract shapes. We’ll then use the lighten mode with just a single color as much as possible to flesh out from the blackness of the silhouette the anatomy of the figure. Once the figure is finished and polished, we’ll use it as reference for my main design which will be a paintover for our final image.

Your Instructor

Fabrizio Bortolussi
Fabrizio Bortolussi

Fabrizio is a game designer, writer, creature designer, concept artist and illustrator. He has worked on films such as Kill Bill, District 9, Silent Hill, Narnia 3, Underworld: Evolution, Piranha 3D, commercials at Origami Digital, based in Hollywood, video games such as Plants VS Zombies Garden Warfare CGI trailer (as the lead designer), the Siren franchise, Silent Hills (now cancelled) and more.

He can be found working on (and has contributed to) several indie horror games both as story writer and monster designer (Paranoid, Visage, Agony Unrated, Forgotten Memories Director's Cut, Lunacy: Saint Rhodes, The Conjuring House, Home Sweet Home 2 and more) as well as some unannounced triple A sci-fi and horror games for PC, PS4 Pro and Xbox One as a freelance artist. Plus, working with Neill Blomkamp, Weta Digital/Workshop, Sony Japan, Namco, Production IG, several Oculus VR games and more, Fabrizio has been able to acquire a steely expertise in the professional entertainment world he is so passionate about.

Moreover, he has taught in various universities (Tokyo, Italy etc) both traditional and digital work for the film industry. Currently he is working on a top secret next-gen survival horror videogame as writer and game designer.

More of his work can be seen at his url: http://digitalfreaky.wixsite.com/creaturelab.

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