Game Artwork Academy

The release of high-quality digital art tools has empowered developers to customize their games with unique art and assets that they’ve created themselves. Without needing to spend money on custom commissions or high-priced pre-made assets, you can take full control of your game, and reap all the rewards.

Game Artwork Academy will give you the fundamental skills needed to create simple 2D and 3D game assets in a variety of styles, including pixel art, vector art, and 3D models. Using the popular tools BlenderMagicaVoxelPhotoshop, GIMP, and Inkscape, you’ll learn by creating real assets that can be implemented in any engine of your choosing.

Whether you’re wanting to give your games a personal touch, or simply want to understand the workflow needed to create game art, these courses will give you everything you need to get started.


You will learn:

  • 3D modeling basics
  • Voxel model creation
  • Pixel art painting
  • Vector art techniques
  • Exporting and importing assets



Level 1 Game Artwork Academy Learning Goals

Level 1: 2D Art & Assets
  • Scalable vector art with Inkscape
  • Pixel Art with Photoshop and GIMP
  • Troubleshooting common issues

Level 2 Game Artwork Academy Learning Goals

Level 2: 3D Art & Assets
  • 3D models with Blender
  • Rigging and texturing models
  • Voxel art with MagicaVoxel
  • Exporting models


100% Beginner-Friendly

No art experience is required to start creating your own assets.  These courses provide a step-by-step approach to each program and art style, giving you all the tools and guidance needed to succeed!


Why Create Your Own Assets?

These days, developers have a ton of tools at their disposal – including digital art programs. These popular tools all achieve extremely high rankings, ensuring that with the right skills, you can create high-quality assets and customize the appearance of your game – sometimes without spending a cent.

List of top digital art tools and their ranking on Slant

With the indie game market exploding, there has been an increasing number of successful games where both programming and art were completed by only one or two people!

Facts about indie games on Steam

Games made by 1-2 developers

As all art styles have a stable foothold in different markets and genres (as shown by the Top 200 grossing mobile games), modern developers can be empowered like never before by expanding their skill set to include asset creation!

Percentages of preferred art style per game market

Facts highlighting preferred art style depending on country

This curriculum is suitable for beginners with no prior coding or art experience. Photoshop courses require any version of Photoshop installed.
Why should I learn programming?

We’re living in the age of technology. In every industry, demand for developers is high and continues to rise, yet there’s a shortage of skilled developers. As a result, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities out there for developers who want to take them.

By mastering the skills taught in these courses, you’ll prepare yourself for roles in a wide range of industries. Whether you want to work in a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll learn in-demand knowledge and techniques that will help you to succeed.

What will I achieve by taking these courses?

You’ll not only learn the most in-demand modern languages, frameworks, and tools, but also how to apply them to your own projects and real-world situations.

Additionally, as our courses are primarily project-based, as you learn you’ll develop a rock-solid professional portfolio that can be used to impress potential employers.

Technology changes quickly. What happens if the content becomes outdated?

We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date, relevant content. If one of our courses becomes outdated due to modern practices, we’ll update it. Often, we’ll even remake it entirely using the latest versions of the languages, tools and frameworks.

We’re committed to keeping up with cutting-edge developments in the industry, and turn this knowledge into new courses, which we publish every month.

I’m an absolute beginner who’s never coded before. Can I still do these courses?

Yes, you can! We have entry-level courses on all key topics, and each of our curriculums feature guided learning paths that show you what courses are needed to reach your goals.

Additionally, if you need a little extra help, we have expert mentors on hand to answer any course-related questions that you might have.

What time commitment is needed?

We get that you’re busy, and so we’ve designed our courses to be completely flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and fit your courses around your schedule.

While we recommend that you put in at least a few hours a week (the more hours put in, the more you’ll get out!) there are no time limits or deadlines that you need to worry about.

Will these courses help me to change my career?

Many of our students have been able to successfully change their careers, land their dream job, get promoted, and even start their own businesses… and you have the potential to do the same!

You can also combine your existing skills with your new tech skills, and expand your career, rather than changing it completely.

Our courses have been designed to teach you highly transferable skills, and leave you with strong projects that can be added to your professional portfolio – whatever you want to do, we’ll help to get you there!

Can I watch the videos offline?

All courses on Zenva Academy can be accessed both on our online learning platform, and via the Zenva app (available for iOS and Android). The Zenva app features both online and offline access, so you can securely download your courses and complete them at your leisure.

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