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    More Inspiration from The Art Department!

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    I thought it would be fun to show some examples from my Media One Class. So far we have introduced 3 mediums Charcoal, Pen & Ink and we have just started with digital media.

    It has been a blast introducing materials with artists who have established themselves with each medium we are covering. For example I introduced Charcoal by showing some of my hero’s, Fechin, Durer and Holbien. Then I ask the students to produce several master copies from these artists. I give a demonstration of how these artists are handling the materials. Then to complete the section I ask the students to create an image of there own using the materials demonstrated. The image they create should be completed using what they learned about the medium, but from their point of view, conceptually and compositionally.

    The second section I bring in George Pratt for the Pen & Ink section. He introduces his influences (Daniel Vierge, Edwin Austin Abbey, Howard Pyle, A.B. Frost, Joseph Clement Coll, Heinrich Kley, Franklin Booth, Milton Caniff, Frank Frazetta, Jeff Jones and Bernie Wrightson). The students are given the assignment of creating master copies from the Pen & Ink artists introduced as example. We show several demonstrations of George using Pen & Ink and finally we give the task of creating their own image in Pen & Ink. As usual we critique their work through the complete process.

    For the Digital section I have brought the great Andrew Jones, I can’t wait to see the results!

    Here are some examples of the student’s work:

    Master Copies Charcoal:
    Simon Boxer
    Phil Leitz
    Egil Thompson
    Cory Trego-Erdner
    Jamshed Jurabaev

    Student’s Personal Work, Charcoal:
    Jamshed Jurabaev
    Alex Konstad
    Colin Boyer
    Phil Leitz
    Marco Sano
    Phil Leitz
    Simon Boxer

    Master Copies Pen & Ink:
    Egil Thompson
    Marco Sano
    Josh Calloway
    Jesica Priebe
    Jamie Quist
    Jussi Tarvainen
    Jonathan Hardesty


    Student’s Personal Work, Pen & Ink:
    Egil Thompson
    Josh Hardie
    Jon Nemeister
    Dana Brancucci
    Mathias Kollros

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    So many types of linework! Just Awesome!


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    Good stuff!

    I always had a hard time with cross-hatching. Much respect for those who can do it.

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    5th pic down, mastercopy of guy with beard is awesome

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    woah sweet inspiration! thankyou. Especially enjoy the ink works of the man with pipe in hand and the ink room so well filled in. thanks again

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    This thread is dripping with talent. I especialy like the first view portraits

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumar View Post
    5th pic down, mastercopy of guy with beard is awesome
    That was my favorite as well, especially the slight asymmetry in the eyes.

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    It all ties together.....

    Good post, John. The work you have extracted from the students says a lot about your information, your teaching, and the HARD WORK of the students. A lot of "artistic" thinking and execution can be taught and learned. I don't think there is a lot of actual "God-given-talent" in my estimation. Most successful artists I know achieved their stature with work and more work. They were not given anything.

    The Digital Photography for Artists class worked hand in hand with one of the first assignments in John's Media One class. The Digital Photography assignment was to produce photo reference to be used for making a "Fechin" portrait, using self produced reference.

    If you start with good reference, you stand a much better chance of achieving good results. Learning to take good images with your camera was illustrated by James Gurney in his recent lectures to TAD. He is a good photographer that can get good reference of what he needs. He knows how to manipulate his camera to get the results he needs.

    Below is a portrait by Josh Hardie. The assignment was to produce a portrait with "short-loop" lighting. Note the simple background, the silhouette of the subject, and delicate information in the shadows. A well executed image that any of us could easily use as reference. Well done, Josh! Composition, lighting, exposure, and psychological intent all come together in this image.

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    Thanks Brent!

    Thank you for the kind words!

    Thank you for delivering a class that works in conjunction with the other TAD classes. Your class consistently offers information that is vital to all of the other classes in the TAD curriculum. Information that assists with the explanation of the picture making process.

    Brent delivers a great class, a class that makes all of the other TAD classes even better!

    Thanks,

    John

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    good!

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    really good work

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    Hi John,

    It's great to see the young'uns getting such informed and cogent instruction. Digging good mulch into the seed beds of the up and coming talent. You're a real asset to the classes!

    It's interesting, because the standard of instuction for those who seek it is much higher than it was 30 years ago. Now that Post Modernism rules the roost of the 'Art World' the teaching for those interested in the plastic arts has seperated out from the confusion of the recent past. As a result is much clearer about its plan and intention.

    Great stuff and more power to you all.

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    great stuff)

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    Great taste regarding which artists to copy!
    Great to see a teacher encouraging young artists to learn by copying great artists. That's the best way to learn and imho the best way toward individuality!
    kudos!

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