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    Will these live lectures be available to buy as a video DL at some point in the future? I would assume a recording of the live stream will be made? Times have been tough for me for quite a while, but I would really like to catch up on the regular downloads and hopefully these as well when my circumstances change. I want to support CA but I just can't at this point in time.
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    haha pretty hard to pass this up.

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    How much of the presentation will involve painting demos?

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    :0000 fuggin awesome... Looks like I'm calling off work this Saturday. Gonna be brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeG View Post
    How much of the presentation will involve painting demos?
    Same question here. No doubt it'll be super informative (as whit's demos are) but there's something to be said about seeing a demo for a majority of the time, instead of just hearing a "lecture". Also, will there be a recording sold later, (kind of like Siggraph or GDC)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeG View Post
    How much of the presentation will involve painting demos?
    Quote Originally Posted by Chromosome View Post
    Same question here. No doubt it'll be super informative (as whit's demos are) but there's something to be said about seeing a demo for a majority of the time, instead of just hearing a "lecture". Also, will there be a recording sold later, (kind of like Siggraph or GDC)?


    There will be no live painting during saturday's presentation. In my experience it is very difficult to paint and talk about painting at the same time. I will be going through and showing the reference behind some of the paintings I've made, and explaining how it was incorporated into the whole. I will also be showing some master studies and talking about how doing them has helped me and how it might help you. I'm afraid I would be pretty useless at answering questions and presenting different ideas if I were painting at the same time. Here are some advantages and disadvantages as I see it for the streaming presentations, downloadable videos and workshop demos. I hope this will help to show what I think each medium is ideally used for:

    Streaming Presentations
    +ability to ask questions directly to the artist
    +a wide range of ideas can be covered relatively quickly
    +visual examples can help to hit points home without spending a ton of time actually painting the idea
    +anyone from across the world with a decent internet connection can join in
    +you can get more of a broad theoretical knowledge of a subject, and apply it to the way you paint instead of trying to mimic someone else's approach
    +30 days ability to re-watch the stream

    -Painting and talking at the same time is hard. showing someone an idea through painting takes a really long time, and isn't very well suited to getting the most information out there in the short amount of time available.
    -You're talking to the whole audience at once, so it's hard to give individual attention to everyone

    Downloadable Videos
    +artist has time to reflect on decisions made during the painting (the image is painted before and voiced over later)
    +You can watch the video over and over and pick up different nuances about someone's specific method
    +anyone from across the world with a decent internet connection can join in

    -no direct question and answer
    -there is a tendency to focus on surface effects and ideas used in the specific piece that was made, rather than the more important foundational stuff

    Workshop Demos
    +direct individual attention from instructors
    +meeting awesome new people and learning a shitload from attendees as well
    +going to a (likely new) city which tends to have a pretty good basis in the entertainment industry
    +watching people paint first hand and seeing their whole setup
    +portfolio review
    +hanging out with friends you don't get to see very often

    -it's hard to make it to the workshop if it's halfway across the world

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    Looking at the title it seems there are gonna be more landscape streaming classes. It is something I can't miss but then again can't afford right now. Do you think you'll do this or a similar class again in the future? I'd love to join a possible class in the (near) future.

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    Sounds cool, but I will have to think about it.

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    I won't be able to attend live session, but I'm def getting the video afterwards. So, I would really like to know if you will discuss something that none seems to mention in any of the videos/tutorials:
    - How to change your image over and over again (clients request) and still keep all the aspects of a nice painting?
    - How do you deal with time pressure?
    - What to do when you simply don't know how to paint something?

    I am sorry if this is too much to ask for, but I am dealing with those problems at work and wonder how other folks handle it.

    Thanks Whit, looking forward to your lecture.

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    I too would like to post my questions here, since I won't be watching the live stream to ask them. Is that okay?

    - What do you do when you're off work and want to paint, but can't think of anything? Do you just put on some good music, a movie, or play games? It seems like that's how I feel all the time and I end up just doing small studies from reference, nothing creative.
    - When doing interior environments, do you start with 3D models to save time or do you just tackle the painting like any other landscape painting?

    My mind just went blank, but I'll edit it later with some other questions I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostFayth View Post
    Looking at the title it seems there are gonna be more landscape streaming classes. It is something I can't miss but then again can't afford right now. Do you think you'll do this or a similar class again in the future? I'd love to join a possible class in the (near) future.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chupacabra View Post
    I won't be able to attend live session, but I'm def getting the video afterwards. So, I would really like to know if you will discuss something that none seems to mention in any of the videos/tutorials:
    - How to change your image over and over again (clients request) and still keep all the aspects of a nice painting?
    - How do you deal with time pressure?
    - What to do when you simply don't know how to paint something?

    I am sorry if this is too much to ask for, but I am dealing with those problems at work and wonder how other folks handle it.

    Thanks Whit, looking forward to your lecture.

    Kind regards,

    Khan
    Quote Originally Posted by xbrianx View Post
    I too would like to post my questions here, since I won't be watching the live stream to ask them. Is that okay?

    - What do you do when you're off work and want to paint, but can't think of anything? Do you just put on some good music, a movie, or play games? It seems like that's how I feel all the time and I end up just doing small studies from reference, nothing creative.
    - When doing interior environments, do you start with 3D models to save time or do you just tackle the painting like any other landscape painting?

    My mind just went blank, but I'll edit it later with some other questions I guess.
    Hey guys. Thanks for bringing up these questions. I will definitely try to hit on those points during the presentation. The information about reference is going to be my focus, but I'm going to be covering many questions on as many topics as possible. The reference presentation will be a springboard for questions and covering various other topics. The thing I really like about streaming is that I can go with the flow of what the attendees would like to learn about.

    There may be more presentations on environments. I'm not familiar with the upcoming schedule, but I will not be doing another streaming presentation any time soon. I'm not sure where the "environments and landscapes 1" title came from. The title I chose was Environment Design: Using Reference Effectively, but in retrospect "using reference" is so broad it might as well be called Environment Design: Painting Effectively. It's all so inter-related anyway: I will likely wind up talking about oil painting from life, or staying motivated, or layer management, or relationships with clients and how it all ties in with practical working methods. I will start out with the information in the first post of this thread (which I would have killed for when I first started out in art school.) Then, I'll move onto basically whatever the attendees want me to cover and what I feel will help people to learn.

    Khan and xbrianx's questions are really interesting and I'm happy to hear them.. If anybody else wants to post more questions it will help me to focus the information I present!

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    Hey Whit,

    just gotta say I'm totally pumped for this. Your work kicks all different kinds of ass and this environment class couldn't have come at a better time for me.

    I was wondering if you'd be giving any feedback on work near the end of the class if there was time.

    thanks,

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    I don't think I can afford!!
    But I'm thinking of getting Whit's part 1 and part Environment vids.
    This, however seems like a great opportunity!

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    Yay, I made it in time. This'll be awesome, just pending review on the order

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