The Gnomon Workshop

Francesco Corvino

Art Director, Concept Artist, Matte Painter

Francesco Corvino is a Concept Designer, Art Director and Matte painter specializing in work for film, TV series, and commercials. Having a strong background in Architecture and Industrial Design, he handles different aspects of production, from rough sketches to the final photo-real image. Born and raised in Italy, Francesco developed a great interest for architecture, art and history. He gained a Master's degree in Architecture and subsequently decided to develop his passion for the film and video game industries by attending the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. Francesco started his career working with the Aaron Sims Company, collaborating together for several years. Today he continues to design and art direct for the Hollywood film industry having contributed to more than 40 projects, including 'World War Z', 'The Hangover Part 3', 'Wrath of the Titans', '300: Rise of an Empire', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Jupiter Ascending', and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'.

  • "Francesco is one of the most talented artists with whom I have had the pleasure of working. His ability to bring Concept Art to life in such original and inspiring ways - using 3D models, photographs, and painting - has always impressed me, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for this talented young artist."

    - Aaron Sims
    The Aaron Sims Company

  • "Francesco Corvino is not only a phenomenal Concept Designer and Matte Painter, but has also been an absolute joy to work with over the years. I've had the privilege of watching Francesco grow from his first few projects to becoming the super talent that he is today. I honestly cannot say enough good things about him. I'm so excited that he's come out with his own tutorial. I look forward to watching it and learning his process in depth."

    - Jerad S Marantz
    Creature/ Character/Concept Artist

  • "Francesco has worked on huge blockbusters while doing amazing work in Environmental Design and Digital Matte Painting. It's always a pleasure seeing his new work for the industry."

    - David Luong
    Senior Cinematic Artist II - Blizzard Entertainment