David Luong

David Luong

David is currently working at Blizzard Entertainment as a Senior Cinematic Artist II, his work includes look development, matte painting, lighting, rendering, and compositing to finalize shots.  Some of David's credits include Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, WoW: Cataclysm, Diablo 3, and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.

In 2005, David earned his BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, specializing in matte painting and compositing. Shortly after David began at Disney Toon Studios as a Background Painter, and from there went onto to work at Luma Pictures on Underworld: Evolution as a Digital Paint Artist. David also worked for Rhythm & Hues Studios where he finished shots for Garfield 2, Superman Returns, and Night at the Museum.

While working at high quality film studios, David also worked as a freelance matte painter for various studios and independent films. He has also worked alongside other master Matte Painters like Alp Altiner, Chris Thunig, Levi Peterffy, and Fabio Zungrone. David also co-authored Ballistic Publishings, d'artiste Matte Painting 3 and contributes as a Forum Leader on CGSociety's forums regularly hosting Digital Matte Painting Minichallenges.


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Photoreal Matte Painting
with David Luong

​Blizzard Entertainment's David Luong returns to CGWorkshops.
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8 Weeks 8 WEEKLY UNITS (starts: Jun. 1) (Sold Out) (teaching now) (starts: T.B.A.) (coming soon)
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  • “ David is a wonderful instructor. It is obvious he spends a great amount of time looking at each student's work and offering feedback. The feedback he gives is so helpful & specific. The tutorials are also great! ”
  • “ David’s teachings are tailored upon every kind of student and he will follow you step by step to your goal, giving you so much improvement in so relatively little time! ”
  • “ The heart and soul of this workshop was the mentoring of the students by David through direct in-depth critiques of our works in progress. I learned not only from the feedback on my work, but also from the feedback he provided others. ”
  • “ The heart and soul of this workshop was the mentoring of the students by David through direct in-depth critiques of our works in progress. I learned not only from the feedback on my work, but also from the feedback he provided others. ”
  • “ The forums were really great with all the students leaving feedback for each other. David's paintovers were enormously helpful in seeing how we could improve our work. ”