As many of you have now seen and read, ImagineFX interviewed me about The Oatley Academy for Issue #94 (March/April 2013).
The article is really encouraging. …and humbling.
The issue has already hit shelves in the UK and will be available in the US in early April.
You can read an additional article (which includes the majority of the interview and input from some of my Painting Drama students) at ImagineFX.com.
To accompany the article, I finished the first personal piece I’ve done in over a year. It’s an illustration inspired by George Orwell’s cautionary tale: Animal Farm.
But I also discovered another opportunity in the process…
I recorded nearly every minute of painting, every thumbnail sketch, every study, every color comp, basically, every stage in the creation of this painting.
…the entire process, from idea to completion.
I’ve been working hard to synthesize the over-24 hours of recorded video into a series of lessons that will kick-off my new Digital Painting Course for concept artists and illustrators.
The new course is called The Magic Box: Everything I Know About Digital Painting!This epic collection of instructional videos, resource files and tutorials answers some of the most frequently-asked questions about my process.
…and it reveals many of the most effective Digital Painting Techniques that I’ve developed over the past five years working as a Visual Development Artist at Disney.
It is unlike anything you can find online.
Read on to get the details…
The Magic Box Begins:
- Over SIX hours of video instruction.
- Lessons on Reference, Studies, Thumbnails and Color Comps.
- A library of step-by-step “Technique Tutorials” that clearly demonstrate the steps for achieving every technique used in the painting.
- Digital Painting Techniques for Atmospheric Lighting, Realistic Fur and Translucent Glows.
- Over 1GB of WIP files including my Layered Photoshop Files!
- My abandoned concept and the hard lessons I learned.
- Mobile downloading of all lessons so you can learn on-the-go!
- …and that’s only the first 8 Lessons!
As with Painting Drama (my flagship course on composition), the lessons and links never expire.
…so you have access to the entire course FOREVER!
The Magic Box Is Now Open!
As of May 15th, 2013, The Magic Box is open for enrollment.
The course offers MUCH more than just the ‘Animal Farm’ Lessons.
I also share my ENTIRE process for creating all the hi-res character VisDev paintings I did for Disney and I also share every workflow and every time-saver I know.
You can read all about it by clicking here.
Browse my huge collection of ‘Animal Farm’ lighting and texture reference on Pinterest.
Read my ImagineFX Interview from 2009: The History Of Chris Oatley’s ArtCast
Click here to learn more about The Oatley Academy.
Post any questions you have about my new Digital Painting Course and I will respond to everyone.