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Student Showcase Update

Since our inception last year, we've had the pleasure of meeting and teaching many aspiring and practicing artists from around the world who have greatly impressed us with their drive and talent.  This summer was no exception, and we are thrilled to share the final submissions from our students. Here are a couple sample pieces from our last term. The Forge Key - Tyler Forseth-Agnew Undead Scientist by Arri Du You can view the full collection of student works here: Nova Sword- Student Gallery Leyla - Student Gallery We'd like the...

MIKE FRANCHINA’S COURSE IS LIVE!

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbMyqdARvuM[/embed] The wait is over, folks!  We are super excited to announce that Mike Franchina's Trench Pilgrim - Narrative Design course is now live on our website.  Geared towards intermediate to advanced level students, this eight week concept art course is designed to help students build upon foundational skills with the end goal of achieving master storytelling through compelling designs. As with all BrushForge courses, students can expect in-demand specialized training and professional guidance from an industry veteran.  Having worked for numerous AAA studios, Mike has a...

INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Q & A WITH MIKE FRANCHINA

We are thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated BrushForge course with veteran concept artist Mike Franchina is officially launching this summer of 2017.  The trailer, along with a course description and sign up information will be available soon on our website and an upcoming blog post, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, check out this recent interview we did with Mike where he discusses the gamble he took to get his first job, his sources of inspiration, as well as one of the biggest...

Course Spotlight: Nova Sword

As we prepare to start our third term for the Nova Sword module, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the first two sessions and also shed some light on what prospective students can expect from the various course packages. When we decided to start BrushForge, we knew that we wanted our inaugural course to be catered towards beginners who are interested in learning design and hand-painting textures in a stylized format. At the same time, we also wanted to offer something that would...

BrushForge 2.0 is live!

Welcome to the forge, everyone! We're so excited to unveil our new website redesign and we hope you'll find it to be as refreshing and user-friendly as we intend for it to be. When we first launched the site back in January 2016, we started with two instructors and our introductory module "Nova Sword, Hand-Paint a Sci-Fi Weapon". Our inaugural group of students really hit it out of the park and you can see some of their fantastic finished pieces here. Since then, we've gathered a...