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"Limited drawing skills are OK if they are offset by a fearless commitment to putting images on paper."
"I mean, What is a chair? It's an anti-gravity device." Glen Keane
"The difficult part is continuously realizing when you've stopped enjoying the process, and re-aligning yourself. It's kind of like meditation/being an art ninja..." ceddo
You should come to Oz .... I agree we need this type of stuff over here too ...: )
Last minute, but I'm asking my parents/brother if I could go.
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I just took this class in the fall so I thought I'd chime in.
If you're on the fence for whatever reason, just go ahead and sign up already. The price really is quite low and you’ll get loads of valuable information in return. Elwell is extremely knowledgeable, amazingly so, and he will instantly have the answer to any art-related question you might have. The course itself is designed as a very sensible progression through the fundamentals, starting with perspective (how to build a space), then anatomy (build figures to put in the space), and even things like drapery (how to dress the figures), with the all important subjects of color and composition tying it all together at the end.
Needless to say, no one is able to magically master all the fundamentals in 8 weeks. The wiser way to look at Crash Course is that it's a guided tour through each successive area you'll need to master in order to work as a professional illustrator, including where to find the best info to follow up on each topic. In other words, Crash Course is a blueprint of what you'll need to study and how to go about studying it. Each week you get a taste of what it means to train in a particular area, along with Elwell’s experience and insight to guide you. And if you’re already familiar with the material, it will help you plug in any gaps in your knowledge.
On the last day of class, I was lucky enough to have all of his attention and we sat together and reviewed my work. I am eternally grateful for this and learned a lot. He’s really very sharp when it comes to analyzing exactly what is working and what is not working in one of your images. You will learn much just from being around him, listening, and understanding how he thinks about things. Personally, what I really took away from the course overall is how much harder I need to push myself and how totally bulletproof my skills and portfolio need to become. This was a much needed kick in the ass to get my act together and just put in the hard work. Thanks for everything Elwell!
Hi Tristan. Any chance all or part of your lecture is available online or as a download? I didnt see this mentioned in the links you posted, so I'm fairly sure it's not an option, but hey, it doesnt hurt to ask.
For the record, if you had an instructional dvd available, I'd buy it
Likewise, I'd definately buy a DVD if you were planning on doing one.
Although each class builds on the one before it to some degree, the units are also self-contained, so missing some isn't disastrous. Also, registered students have access to a page on the SVA site where I post PDFs of any handouts I give out in class.
Yeah, I'm with Lhune. Pains me to see these threads sometimes.
Would so love to take part. When are you going to make a
DVD Tristan? That's the best a lot of us can hope for.
Elwell, are you considering doing an online version of the course? I live in Asia and will *never* be able to make it to your course in New York, but it sounds so good that I'd love it if I could take the class through alternative instruction.
My sketchbook: Rank Amateur Attempts *cough* Art
Critique at will. And have a great day!
Bumping with info on this term's class. If anybody has questions they'd like to ask in person, or you just want to stop by and say hi, I'll be at the SVA Continuing Education Illustration and Cartooning Information Session next Tuesday, January 15th.
Illustration and Cartooning Information Session
One night: Tuesday, January 15
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE
What is illustration? What is cartooning? What do you need to begin working as an illustrator or cartoonist? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education illustration and cartooning faculty and see their work and their students' work.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 209 East 23rd Street, room 311, 3rd floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
More info at http://www.sva.edu/continuing-educat...ation-sessions
Hi everyone, this was literally the last day of the class and I just got home some time ago.
It was awesome. I only wish that I had the money to take it a while back so I wouldn't have wasted so much time trying to find the information on my own. Like Greg said, there's really only so much you can cover on each of the particular areas, but it really is an excellent blueprint and Mr. Elwell really goes into detail explaining not only the what, but also the how and even the history. And the color....ah the color. The one class on color really explained so much and let me know that there wasn't anything wrong with my vision, just my understanding of what I saw. I managed to break a couple bad habits/mindsets as we tackled figure drawing as well. If you have any reservations, just take the class. It definitely plugs in the gaps in knowledge and your free to ask any questions (Elwell's a really nice guy!). It's also great for the people like me who aren't in school, just to be around other people with the same interests and are all together for the same thing.
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