Its all right Dan, Just gone through the part where you started the smaller drawing. You did mention it, I must have been too absorbed to notice subtleties. Thanks for helping.
Quite possibly the best 50 bucks i've ever spent
THIS is O_o amazing all by hand and no editing? This guy knows his painting...and 5 hours length tutorial ? I'm soooo getting this one.
I just got done watching this one. That was incredible! Such a wealth of information. Dan is a great teacher!
I do have a business type question about commissioned paintings. My understanding is you are being paid by your client for the rights to print your artwork while you get to keep the artwork and can sell the original. If you were doing a book such as "The Collected Works of Dan Dos Santos", would you be able to use in print artwork that you were commissioned by others such as book covers? Is there a period of time you would have to wait before you could use it? Would you have to get permission from the client to use it in your book?
Thank you Dan Dos Santos and Massive Black for providing this tutorial video!
Because the client has only purchased first-time printing rights, I am free to print the image in secondary markets as much as I want.
The trouble arises with 'work for hire'.
Things like Magic:The Gathering cards, and movie concepts all fall under this category.
In order to print these, I would have to have expressed permission from the client since it is they who own the copyrights, not me.
Often times it is written into the contract that you may print 'work for hire' pieces so long as it is for the purposes of self-promotion.
An 'art of' book often falls under this privilege, as do things like websites and postcards.
I'm really glad you like the video, Lefthand!
We tried our hardest to make it as comprehensive as possible without compromising anything.
Thanks for supporting it!
- Dan Dos Santos
Is anyone else having a problem with the "add to cart link?" It comes up at $999.95. I went to Massive Black's site, and sure enough, it's $50 there. Unless ConceptArt.org is taking a massive finders fe(which I highly doubt), I'm experiencing a link problem here.... Either way, still waiting for the DVD. I like the idea of having it, and getting something in the mail with the rooster logo is always fun. Let the anticipation begin!!!
--Missed page two which covered the pricing issue. Oops.--
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wow, stoked stoked stoked.
I saw the teaser on youtube a little while ago, and have been waiting eagerly ever since. I just gotta get my paypal in order, and this will be downloaded.
The file on our server is fixed and the price is back to $50. Sorry for any inconvenience... and thanks to everyone for their positive feedback on the video! We're really happy you're finding it valuable.
Thank you very much Dan and MassiveDVD! Just finsihed watching part 2, so much great information. I skimmed through the first 2 parts to see if I had any questions but it´s so well explained I didn´t come up with one Thanks again!
Thank you so much Dan for sharing your process with us, and thanks Massive Black for making this available. This is absolutely one of the most valuable things I've ever seen. Very much appreciated.
I just finished watching the last part, and I have a question for you. Can I live in your old paintings closet? I could be really quiet and not get into your way or anything. Pretty please?
Can't wait to watch this... downloading now. Thank you!
Vision without action is a daydream, Action without vision is a nightmare.
I have to join the choir of praise here, I watched the whole deal and also think it is the best 50 bucks I have spent at least this year. Maybe even this decade! Truly informative, helpful, inspiring - and interesting all the way.
I have REALLY been thinking about starting out oil painting (again) since I have had troubles before - and this tutorial really clarifies the steps needed. It kinda feels like a five year art school winzipped to five hours. All the education I ever had hasn´t taught me this much PRACTICAL info about painting - and I studied five years in Arts & Communication School (Visual Design). Lacking of course the personal trial and error, which is essential.
I will now get into that erroring: inspired by the video, I have already arranged a "case" with a "client" that we will carry out as I would be freelancing, just as you are. I will make a cover for a comics anthology, which will propably be printed at the end of the summer. And I will most certainly report the results.
I don´t know if there are any posts about these legal matters (probably), but I would find it IMMENSELY helpful if there were some exemplary freelancer contracts available. I guess they may vary a lot, but at least some kind of form would be very helpful. So that we beginners wouldn´t sell off our rights as artists.
Thank you again,
You are an inspiration!
$50 absolutely well spent, I've only watched the first two parts and already learned a whole bunch of useful and fascinating stuff. If the other Massive Black videos are anywhere near this quality it could become quite an addiction.
Worth every penny.
Thanks, Dan. I got a lot out of it - watching it again now. You have a gift for the gab which complemented your work beautifully. Looking forward to busting out the oils now
[QUOTE=Rist;2138376]"One of the things that has lacked in both CA and Gn0mon videos is the client to artist interaction. This first part has interviews with one of the top book publishers Art Directors. She gives invaluable information for upcoming artists."
I agree that the client interaction is an integral part of the process.
Thank you for you thorough review.
I have one question for you if you do not mind:
You use Cobalt Dryer mixed with linseed and terps. I just bought some Liquin. I am curious to whether you know if Liquin is applied in the same fashion (few drops mixed in with the terps).
- Dan Dos Santos