Donald Yatomi
Craftsy Instructor

Bend, Oregon

Donald Yatomi is a professional concept artist and art director. His training includes a BFA in painting from the University of Hawaii and a BFA in illustration with distinction from the Art Center College of Design. With over 18 years of experience, Donald has worked with companies including DreamWorks and Disney Publishing. He is currently a Lead Concept Artist for PlayStation® Games.

Donald's Craftsy Classes


Sketching for Concept Art

Bring unique characters and environments out of your imagination and onto the page with concept artist Donald Yatomi. Generate thumbnail character silhouettes, refine them with rules of proportion and turn your favorite into a full-size sketch. Use your sketch, along with reference photos and professional tips, to create a final blue-line drawing. Next, create environment thumbnails. Employ a horizon line, vanishing points and a ground plane as you transform a thumbnail into a sketch that's drawn with accurate perspective. Build a sense of mood with strategic details before Donald guides you through the creation of your final blue-line drawing. Hone your characters and environments until they're ready to be handed in to an art director, used in your own projects or displayed proudly in your home. 

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Donald's Projects

Blue-Line Environment Sketch
Introductory Environment Studies
Rough Character Sketches
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