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Welcome to the background mentorship page! If you are here it means you are possibly interested in improving your background painting skills and that is great!

The goal of this mentorship is to provide you with the tools to approach background painting in a professional way and improve your workflow and technique.
Keep scrolling for a syllabus of the mentorship

The mentorship can be done either in Italian or English language.
Below you can find tesimonials of past students, syllabus and other information


Roberto’s mentorship was one of the best gift I could give myself as an artist. We worked on improving my pain points regarding background digital painting with a focus on composition, value studies, light and colour.
Roberto gave me the right knowledge, methods, and tools to considerably improve my digital painting skills. He has been incredibly helpful and very communicative during the entire mentoring. In addition to this, he has such a lovely personality.
He is really a knowledgeable and experienced artist and I was always blown away every time he picked a brush for a demo or paintover on my assignments. I cannot thank Roberto enough and I looking forward for more of his mentorships in the future.

Weekly 1 on 1

We will meet on the mentorship discord for a weekly 60-minute call that you will be able to reserve in advance. I will then go over your assignments, make corrections and explain/demo anything required for that week's topic.  I strongly encourage you to ask any kind of art and career-related questions as well.


During the session I will show you how to improve your work by painting over it and explain you my thought process on making certain changes.


I will share any kind of resource (brushes, references, videos, links, and other downloads) that can be helpful to you in your background painting endeavors! 

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Week 1  - Understanding the visual elements of Styles

Week 2 - Extracting information from different references

Week 3 - Style applied: combining style with photo reference

Week 4 -  Overlaying design and composition

Week 5 - Original background work - Sketching

Week 6 - Original background work - Final Layout

Week 7 - Original background work - Lighting keys

Week 8 - Original background work - Color keys

Week 9 - Original background work - Final background painting


Requirements & pricing

As this is not a fundamentals-focused mentorship I will require a portfolio submission to evaluate if this program can be effective for you. While we will cover and reinforce fundamentals, it's required to have some proficiency with the tools and a basic understanding of painting and its principles.​The mentorship is a 9-week program priced at 800€(+ VAT for all Italian students and European students who are not in possession of a VAT ID). You will be required to pay at least a deposit in advance, this is to prevent people from filling student slots and then not showing up. 

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