You can audit this course as an observer for $495. Click Here for more info.
*The mentorship runs for 14 sessions. SmArt School teachers sometimes have to travel for professional reasons. If they must miss a class they will notify all students with as much lead time as possible and add a session to the end of the calendar. Some weeks off are also scheduled into the calendar, see the 'Courses' main page for details. ALL CLASSES MEET LIVE and are not recorded due to proprietary content. Teaching will not happen via email, only during class time.
Dungeons & Dragons Art: from Concept to Cover
Roll a twenty with veteran D&D artist Scott M Fischer as he takes you through the stages of creating art for roll playing games like Dungeons and Dragons.
Scott has been contributing to D&D, in the pages and on the cover, for 20 years. He will apply that experience to your art, where you will create a variety of work, from conceptual designing monsters/heroes/weapons- to making interior style illustrations from those concepts- to finally creating D&D style cover with those elements. Whether you use traditional media or digital media, Scott is versed in both and will guide your hand each week via live paint overs and critiques.
The goal will be to finish the class with key portfolio pieces to show the gaming industry. Note: because of the small class size you can also opt for an independent study. Scott has been a popular instructor for years because of his depth of experience in many fields: children's books, comics, gallery work, and more (see his bio). If you want to pursue other visions, Scott is more than happy to work with you on an individual basis within the small group.
Towards the end of the semester a special industry guest, Kate Irwin, Senior Art Director for Dungeons and Dragons, Wizards of the Coast, will review student work.
After taking this class students will also receive the option of a free profile on the Alumni Portfolios page. Visit the Alumni Portfolios page and type a teacher's name into the search bar to see some of the artists who studied with that teacher.
About Scott Fischer
Scott Fischer’s illustration has won acclaim in many parts of the contemporary illustration world.He has illustrated multiple #1 New York Times best selling books, including Peter Pan in Scarlet, Between the Lines, and the Magesterium series. He has produced numerous comic covers for Dark Horse comics’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise. His book cover clients include: Simon & Schuster, Tor, Harper Collins, Scholastic, Penguin, Del Rey, Random House, and Daw. He has illustrated three children’s books for Simon & Schuster including Jump, which has three million copies in print. Scott is also well known for his gaming illustration for clients including Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft, and League of Legends. As a concept artist he has worked for Microsoft, Disney’s Tron franchise, and Cartoon Network.