Oh No's, Ostrander lends a hand with some arts!! *Gasp!!*
Learning about visual storytelling, composition, lighting and some other stuffs pertaining to illustration. Some other stuffs too, for seasoning! Blah blah...lets drawer!
Teacher-ish guy: Glen
I just want to point out if it's not too obvious already that I'm not a teacher (but I play one on TV!).
I hold BFA degree in Illustration and Visual Communications. I'm a designer by day and a freelancer by night. I know a few things but not everything. I'm not Ashley Wood, James Jean, or any of the artists at the top of the CA page. (insert favorite cutting/new/edge artist of the day here). I'm just a regular guy with some decent skills that likes telling stories and making stuff up, plain and simple. I can't do the work for you. I'll try and help where I think you need it most. And I will try and push what you've already got. I don't want anyone to not like what they're doing, but sometimes it's unavoidable. You never know when you may need to take a freelance job that requires you to draw the instructions for how to put a Bar-B-Q gas grill together in order to pay for the emergency room visit your kid just went to. It happens...
There's a real world out there beyond here. But I also want you to have fun, I want everyone to try and get some certain amount of pleasure out of their art regardless of the subject. Studies are one thing. They are a necessity, as are gesture drawing, foundational/constructive anatomy and figure drawing. But we aren't going to go through that here. I'm going to assume you have an understanding of the foundations already. If not there are many books and even threads here that cover those fundamentals. I'm not going to provide that in this thread. That type of study is life-long and intense. You can do it on your own time. I will be more than happy to offer suggestions of books to help you on your way. I can help you if I see you're having some trouble with your figures and poses, compositions, value and color. But I'm not going to start at the most basics. If this is a problem squeak now or forever eat your peas.
Please understand, I'm not going to be a replacement for art college/uni or an Atelier Method. I will more than likely be the equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries then a 4 course Filet Mignon dinner that art school can provide. I'm just going to pass on what I know. I'm only going to provide insight and guidance with your art. Not your hair. But also understand that my opinion is completely subjective, as is everyone else's. Nothing I say should be considered the be all end all. There are too many roads to take to reach the end and which one you choose is up to you.
With that said, I have 5 folks who I managed to sucker into this. Once we have our 1st five we'll move along. If there is no more room and you're still interested feel free to PM me, I may open it up to 5 more after I see how the 1st project goes. I will come up with a lesson plan in the next few days and post the 1st lesson Sunday night-ish Nov. 4. The lessons will be 2 weeks each. One week for pencils/value/composition and working out all the problems related to your image and the 2nd week will be the "finish it" week.
Introductions should be made here. Name, age, art experience, etc.
Post your 3 best pics and explain what you would like to get out of the course.
Lets have some fun!