For many years I’ve been longing to work as a Concept Artist in the entertainment industry and to create worlds no one has ever seen before. I’ve always had plenty of ideas for stories, characters, and designs, but I was lacking the necessary skills to turn my ideas into reality. In 2017 I finally made a choice: I decided to give up my job as a video game translator and pursue a career as an artist instead. This time it was more than just the usual New Year’s resolution: as of January 2018, I fully devoted my time to drawing. I opted for an online program because there weren’t any opportunities to learn from veterans of the film and gaming industry anywhere near me. Within weeks my skills improved dramatically and I’ve made sincere progress ever since. Getting personal feedback from top-notch artists is the key to success and there is no better way to learn, believe me!
But as good as online education can be, there’s nothing better than sitting in a real classroom full of like-minded people. You talk to your teachers and peers face-to-face, learn from one another and make friends for life! Since it’s always been my wish to have a such an opportunity in my area, I founded Carbon Black – Entertainment Design Workshops.
– Silvia Wipfler, the Founder of the Carbon Black, Entertainment Design Workshops