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Illustrating Dynamic Concept Designs

Creating a Polished Concept Using Photoshop With Abe Taraky


Art Director Abe Taraky shares his process of creating a fully realized illustrative concept image that leans on foundational drawing and design philosophy. In this 2-hour workshop, Abe walks through the process of building up an idea from the initial sketch through to a defined and dimensional artwork. Throughout the tutorial, he shares his practical techniques to show you how to work with his specific style and also details his thought processes along the way.

Abe’s process of creating illustrative concept designs leans on foundational drawing and design philosophy. Initially, Abe covers different reference-gathering techniques, utilizing PureRef for his reference organization. He then shows how to utilize foundational drawing techniques to layer on form and add dimension while elevating the design through various rendering techniques.

For artists looking to develop their drawing and design skills, this title guides you on how a very loose idea can be taken through to a polished illustrative concept while using efficient tools and techniques to save time as you create artwork.

Duration: 2h 13m

Format: HD 1920x1080

Abe Taraky

Art Director at People Can Fly

Abe Taraky is an award-winning concept designer and illustrator. His fine arts and animation background enabled him to begin his career over 15 years ago in film and video game production. His contributions have taken him on a journey across projects in the film, game, animation, and advertising industries.

Abe continues to contribute to a number of gallery and solo exhibitions all over Canada and the United States. He is also leading the helm as Art Director at People Can Fly. It is here where you can view the duality in his work, consisting of both fine art and commercial art.

  • Abe is an awesome artist with an impressive array of skills ranging from character design, illustration, and environment concept art to animation, art direction, and writing for TV. That combined with his work ethic and professionalism makes him a creative force in our industry. His workshop is a must-see. Highly recommend it.

    - Fred Rambaud
    Art Director