Designed for both beginners and experienced artists, this course will focus on the fundamentals of painting. The first lessons will introduce you to the medium, while later lessons will explore more advanced concepts such as edge control, value, and composition. We will practice painting from both observation and imagination!
David Merritt is currently a Background Painter for Hasbro working on Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Born and raised in the LA area, he is a graduate of Art Center College of Design and California State University Long Beach. His Clients include Disney Interactive, Disney Imagineering, The Jim Henson Company, and Favilli Studios.
Lane Brown is a concept artist and illustrator working in the entertainment industry. His past projects include work for video games, tabletop games, theatrical poster art, and book cover illustration. Previously working as a concept artist and art director for Goldfires Studios, Lane now works as both a freelance illustrator and fine artist from his home in South Carolina. He specializes in both digital painting and traditional charcoal drawing.
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I think he’s a pretty amazing teacher. He is super knowledgeable and professional. I’m going to miss getting art critiques from him every week.
His way of teaching is just awesome and in future I would love to learn more from him. It is so simple to understand such big things in a simple way.
David is a great teacher! I really enjoyed learning digital painting with him. It was my first time also using color and his lectures and assignments made it really fun. His feedback was also always really on point and he is really kind in the Q&As.
David is truly passionate about painting and it shows through his stellar instruction. He quickly identifies areas that need improvement and always points these areas out with encouraging, constructive, analytical feedback that really sinks in. He is a great instructor and great guy!
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