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16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 708-9232
(818) 474-8679 – Fax

Explore the aspects of Fantasy Illustration, including the successful design of the fantasy elements that support an illustration such as costumes, props and architecture. Improve the structure and strengthen the underlying emotional impact and the composition of your illustrations.  Compositions of real and limited space (graphical space) will be compared and experimented with.  Creature and human character design though posing and integration into the composition will also be explored.

BIO: Craig Elliott has worked primarily in animation for Disney and DreamWorks, designing their animated films such as Hercules, Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, Treasure Planet, Shark Tale, Flushed Away, Bee Movie, and Enchanted, Monsters vs. Aliens, and The Princess and the Frog as well as several upcoming features. Craig has also done fully painted comic book and cover artwork for Dark Horse Comics, World of Warcraft Trading cards, editorial illustration for Realms of Fantasy magazine, and more.


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  1. Profile photo of Deborah Rosser

    Craig is a great teacher in Fantasy Illustration he helped me discover new ways of approaching designing and digital painting by teaching me to create better paintings for the viewers eye to follow, helping to make my pieces to connect and stand out. I’ve learned a lot from this class and hope to learn even more from future classes!

  2. Profile photo of John Hayes

    Really Enjoyed The Class

    I really enjoyed attending Craig’s class. His insight into the subtle techniques of composition and rendering provided me with the feedback I needed to improve upon my illustration skills.

    Some highlights of the live class was how Craig took time to carefully evaluate each students skill level and then provide individual paint over and suggestions that are best suited for that person.

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    Loved the tips and tricks this class offered

    If you want to be a great fantasy illustrator, this class has it all, the techniques and secrets have helped me to develop my fantasy art. It definitely helped me to push my boundaries in terms of design thinking and creating compelling fantasy scenes and imageries.

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