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 for the past two weeks to synthesize the over-24 hours of recorded video into a new, week-long, Digital Painting Workshop for concept artists and illustrators.
I call it: “Animals, Atmosphere and How Not To Kill Your 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 Full, “Spectrum Edition” Of The Workshop Includes:
- 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 LOTS MORE!
I also plan to offer a lower-priced “Focus Edition” that skips all of the preliminary work and WIP files but includes the lessons on Color Comps and Digital Painting as well as the Technique Tutorials.
As with Painting Drama (my flagship course on composition), the lessons and links never expire.
…so you have access to the entire workshop FOREVER!
When Will It Be Available?
…as soon as possible.
Last weekend, I put the finishing touches on the ‘Digital Painting Workshops’ section of The Secret Lab.
(The Secret Lab is the online “underground lair” for all Oatley Academy students)
The videos and voice-overs are the most time-consuming aspect. I’m working hard to have those done by mid-May. I’ll keep you posted.
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