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Become A Digital Artist

Learn to create anything you can imagine from stunning photos to appealing animation and jaw-dropping visual effects.

46+ hrs of Courses and Growing!

Tap into the knowledge of a working professional. 

I have spent over $60,000 and 10 years working as a professional to gain the knowledge I will share with you as a member.

Learn From A Pro

Learn with confidence from a digital artist working on the biggest movies and video games.

Best Value

Save money with a monthly membership to access all existing and future courses in the school’s library.

On Demand Learning

Learn on your schedule. These courses are pre-recorded so you can follow along at your pace, replay, and even speed up playback.

Try Risk-Free

Get free limited access to every course for 7-days. If you decide to enroll then you have a 7-day money back guarantee.

Courses Added Monthly

At least one new course per month is released, available to all members.

Project-based Learning

We will learn through doing! Each course revolves around one or several projects you can create after watching.

Premium Option

Premium members get access to all available project files and special bonuses like ebooks, rigs, and more. Or you can get the basic membership for a discount. Both provide all-access to course videos.

Direct Support

No bots here! The instructor will be answering all of your questions if you run into trouble.

“I highly recommend this course!”

Maya might seem to be a complex software, but with a right teacher the process of learning becomes more interesting. Lucas delivers material clearly and always shares with his students useful shortcuts and powerful tips. He is very active on student’s board and answers every question. It’s always good to learn something new from an expert, who know its craft. I highly recommend this course!

Max M., student

Meet Your Instructor

Hi,

I created DCS after receiving hundreds of positive reviews from thousands of students about my courses. I wanted a permanent place to share my knowledge directly with students.

I work in commercial, film, and video games as an animator on some of the biggest projects in the world like the Avengers: Infinity War. I’ve also directed commercials for companies like LEGO and Braun.

That experience is what you will learn from at DCS.

I can remember what it’s like to be in your shoes and not sure what direction to take and being frustrated by the lack of quality online education. Thank you for sharing your journey with me. I hope I can make it a little easier and more focused.

Stay curious,
Lucas Ridley

My Clients And Professional Experience

Learn by Doing

The best way to learn something is to immediately put it to use. When I was a student I had difficulty learning from courses that only taught what functions each button performed. That’s boring! In DCS courses we will focus on creating, not just buttons. Here’s an example from the logo animation class in After Effects.

Build your portfolio

Each class will leave you inspired to use your imagination and create original artwork you can use to start to build your own portfolio. A modern job requires a modern education. No one cares where you went to school anymore, and most schools lack instructors with real-world experience. I am currently working in the digital art industry as an animator so I know what’s important and what isn’t for new and progressing students.

Achieve your goals

No matter how big or small they are, you must take action now! Becoming a digital artist will not happen overnight, it takes time and patience. But you will never achieve your goals if you do not take some small action every day. Many people are not even sure what route it takes to accomplish their goals so let me help you focus on what you want to achieve and let’s do it together.

Better than the alternatives!

“I have been taking courses through pluralsight for about 2 months. I enjoy them but minutes into this program and I have learned some basic things that would have been great to know early on. Also, it is nice to have an updated class. So far, the best course I have taken. UPDATE: I am into the UV portion now and I can finally say I am beginning to understand how this process works. Many of the modelling course before just glossed over UV’s, but not Lucas. Thanks so much!”

Ryan P., student

$14.95/month

  • Access to every course in the school library
  • Ask questions in the discussion section
  • Save 25% off monthly membership by paying $134.55/year

$19.95/month

  • Access to every course in the school library
  • Ask questions in the discussion section
  • Downloadable course project files
  • Access special products like new rigs
  • Private Facebook group invitation
  • Save 25% off monthly membership by paying $179.55/year

FAQ

If your question is not listed here send me a message.

Are you a school?

I provide a 50% discount to school group memberships. Please get in touch and I can set your group up with that special discount. I can also provide the instructor with reports on student progress in courses.

Want to become an affiliate?

I offer a 50/50 revenue share to any affiliates paid out monthly.

Create an account and send me a message. I will add you as an affiliate and then you will have a new ‘affiliate’ menu option on your dashboard to access your links.

Can I cancel my membership anytime?

Yes! To cancel your membership and to end recurring payments, go to My Account > Billing, and hit Cancel for that subscription. You will still have access to the school courses until the end of that billing period. You also have a 7-day refund period from your first enrollment date.

Can I download the course videos?

Unfortunately that is not currently offered as a way to reduce piracy.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes, if you are part of a group or school that would like to join then I can offer you a group discount. Just send me an email through the ‘Contact Us’ button. You also receive 25% off annual memberships.

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