VisDev Cityscapes with Yuhki Demers


Sign-ups open now: new special 4-week workshop!

“Painting cityscapes is a daunting task that I managed to avoid for a good part of my career, until I worked on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Nothing better for artistic growth than when your paycheck depends on it, I always say!

In this workshop we will cover the process I’ve developed for painting cityscapes that won’t melt your brain. I’m not a naturally gifted artist and really cling to systems and processes to help me get through every painting I’ve ever done, and I want to share that process with you in an easy to digest 4 week cityscape painting workshop.”

We’ll cover:
• Setting up perspective grids
• Setting up your composition/drawing
• Paint building flats and photoshop spacing and warping tricks
• Lighting and color for cityscapes
• Atmospheric perspective
• Reflections

Week 1: Mis en Place. This week is all about prep work: reference, perspective, painting building flats, and creating our drawings.
Week 2: Laying out our buildings
Week 3: Tying the whole piece together with color and Light
Week 4: Finishing details, and graphics.

Duration: 4 weeks
Date & Time: Starts Sunday March 10th, every Sunday at 2:00 PM Eastern
Skill level: All skill levels welcome
Tiers: Receive direct feedback in class or spectate without homework feedback.
Format: 4-5 hour live class with combination of lectures, demos, and feedback. Recordings will usually be provided within 24 hours of each class.
Materials: Any digital or traditional tools. Paintovers will be done digitally

All weeks will be a combination of lecture, demos and feedback.


Yuhki Demers is an animation producer, production designer, and artist with over a decade of experience designing for films, television, and games. Yuhki learned firsthand what it takes to make cutting-edge animation while working as a visual development artist on both Spider-verse films. He was integral in creating the look and feel for the final films, along with creating original characters, sets, and hand-animating many of the film’s “burst cards”. He took that knowledge to Netflix where he production designed “My Dad the Bounty Hunter”, a premium animated series. Credits include:Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, My Dad the Bounty Hunter, Vivo, Big Hero 6: The Series.