Intro to Concept Art Unit Plan

December 6, 2021 to January 2, 2022

For full context, see the description of my Art Home School Curriculum.

This month I’m going to try something completely different from the previous month. With Bargue drawing I was focused on slow, precise drawing and rendering with graphite. This month I’ll focus on quicker sketches and compositional thumbnails using a digital drawing tablet. This unit will serve as a crash course in many concepts that I haven’t yet studied:

I know Photoshop is the industry standard, but it’s expensive, and since I don’t know how much I’ll use it, I’m going to start with Krita, which is a free digital painting program that contains much of the functionality of Photoshop. If I really get into digital art, then I’ll think about paying for a year of Photoshop.

To keep myself from getting overwhelmed by too many new concepts, I’m going to restrict my learning materials to just three videos.


Art Parents



My exercises will fall into two categories

Envrionment painting

Line drawing


I haven’t decided what to do on Sundays yet. I might continue doing portraits in gouache.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

The length and detail of this post tells me that I’m extremely excited for this unit!



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