Here's something from the Academy archives which serves as an excellent educational example. This was a class assignment by Arnold Doong when he was enrolled in Background Design. The subject was creating a typical interior but in an unusual way. Arnold chose a dentist's office. On the left, his line drawing with the perspective and composition established. On the right, a copy of his line drawing which he used to define lighting and mood through tonal rendering with gray scale markers.
Arnold previously attended a local art college and already had some professional experience when he came to The Animation Academy. Like many of our students, he came to the Academy to challenge himself, build upon his fundamental skills, creatively diversify, fill out his portfolio and have some fun. Arnold wound up working at several local animation studios before settling in the San Francisco area. A very talented artist.