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Artist Essentials: Drawing from Reality

An 8-week course focused on developing your designs through observational drawing and compelling references

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Course Format:
Live
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Pencils, Markers, Sketchbook good for dry and wet media* | Photoshop, Tablet | *Note: Please see syllabus for full list of materials
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Beginner- Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
sketching, observation drawing, construction drawing, rendering light and form, good observation skills, an interest in objects props and environments, interest in history, geography, applied arts
Course Format:
Live
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Pencils, Markers, Sketchbook good for dry and wet media* | Photoshop, Tablet | *Note: Please see syllabus for full list of materials
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Beginner- Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
sketching, observation drawing, construction drawing, rendering light and form, good observation skills, an interest in objects props and environments, interest in history, geography, applied arts
Course Format:
Live
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Pencils, Markers, Sketchbook good for dry and wet media* | Photoshop, Tablet | *Note: Please see syllabus for full list of materials
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Beginner- Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
sketching, observation drawing, construction drawing, rendering light and form, good observation skills, an interest in objects props and environments, interest in history, geography, applied arts
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
EXPAND ALL COLLAPSE ALL

The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Introduction

An overall introduction to the history and philosophy of research in art, as it is used in entertainment design | Drawing aids through the years | Good and bad sources of reference | A demo to illustrate these points

Week 2 | Basic Drawing and Basic Ref

Examination of the appropriate drawing “styles” when working from reference: strict observational drawing – keeping accurate proportions, isolating important information vs. interpretive approaches – construction drawing, exaggeration, caricature

Week 3 | Taking it Farther

Taking both drawing and research a step further! Doing the finished art, use of line quality, rendering form and texture, use of ref in this; ramping up the hunt for good reference: going farther than the first page of Google!

Week 4 | From Life - Part 1

Advantages of working from the “Real Thing” – details that are revealed by closer study, ability to observe from any angle, advantages of controlled conditions ( studio lighting, placing subject in an environment, use a model)

Week 5 | From Life -Part 2

Go on a Field Trip! gathering reference via visit to gallery, museum, locations, reenactment, etc. Learn more and interpret better via direct observation and if possible, participation!

Week 6 | Detail Work

Look closer, study smaller objects, add decoration, texture, graphics, signage, increase the works’ believability

Week 7 | Doing it with Style

Review of historic art styling. using it as a springboard to design. Using style for simplification, reduction of detail, but making it look “right”!

Week 8 | Hitting “SAVE”

What have we learned? How do we retain the info? good habits for the studio and the brain – organizing and knowing where to get it again, continuing the hunt in your artistic journey

Artist Essentials: Drawing from Reality
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Bringing out the best in talent

Scott Caple has been working in the animation industry for 30 plus years as a designer, layout, and story artist for such companies as Lucasfilm, Don Bluth Productions, Disney, Pixar, Blue Sky, SPA among others, with credits including: Klaus, The Little Prince, The Incredibles, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Legend of Mulan, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Continent, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Inspector Gadget, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek II, plus game design for THQ for The Incredibles, The Incredibles:Rise of the Underminer, Ratatouille, and Wall-E, The Little Prince.

Other interests lean to such as calligraphy, painting, drawing, modelmaking, history and many things that require a lifetime to even begin to learn - sailing, fencing, arms and armour, movies, not to mention all these new things being served up by our digital age. In all of this he has learned that good reference is indispensable to creating good art.

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