I am very proud to announce the latest online streaming presentation happening this weekend. Idea Development for Artists. joining me is the Illustration Academy founder and award winning artists John English and Sterling Hundley. As a Bonus to those who attend, I will be doing streaming portfolio reviews on Sunday as outlined in post number sixteen below in this thread. This is essentially two programs for the price of one...and I am very much looking forward to it all.
What: Idea Development For Artists,
Who: Jason Manley, John English, Sterling Hundley (The Illustration Academy)
When: Sat Oct 10th at 11am-3pm CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME (austin texas time!)
Where: Right here on ConceptArt.Org in this thread:
How: Here's the direct link to purchase: $95.00 USD
What else!!! - Attend Idea Development and get your portfolio reviewed by me on Sunday from 3-5pm+ CDT...even if you buy it for watching On Demand later (must sign up before Sunday!!!)
For many artists, coming up with ideas and building upon them is sometimes a challenging and daunting process. This Saturday's program will answer many questions. For example, here are but a few of the many:
What are ways in which ideas can be crafted, layered, and presented so that the viewers seeing your work, or your clients or collectors, can feel and understand your piece?
Where does one start?
I'm stuck. How can I get past artist blocks?
Ever get stuck not sure what to paint or where to begin?
What can you do to build ideas which help strengthen your work and make you more effective as a creative person?
How does idea layering work?
What are some of the brainstorming techniques used by artists?
How can I better organize my ideas so they can be communicated in both simple or complex visual narrative?
How can I have my viewers or clients understand my work without my ideas seeming blatant, bland, or cliche?
What processes can I use which will help me strengthen my idea development skills?
And MANY MORE!
Artists in all fields are visual communicators right? Without the ability to formulate ideas, build content, story, design, and symbolism from the ground up, an artist is left with empty, hollow work that no one understands. However, it goes far deeper than that.
Half way through college, I attended a brilliant education program called www.illustrationacademy.com . it was a summer program where the top illustrators and Fine Artists from their fields would get together and share ideas and make art with each other and a group of talented students. There were demonstrations, presentations, and open sharing of information which moved me forward years in my learning. Years.
Sound a little familiar? That's right...the Illustration Academy inspired the ConceptArt.Org Workshops. Without them, CA or my work would not be the same, as it was from the Illustration Academy that I learned to not only put my thoughts together or understand the process of idea generation but to see how artists can come up with ideas in art and outside it which have an impact on the world around us all. I saw how they put heads together to do interesting things and create all at the same time. I also saw the importance of building ideas from scratch. It was the best educational experience of my life.
The focus of the program was all idea and process related to being visually literate. Communication of idea being first and foremost before technique or rendering, for example. If your image does not communicate your ideas and moods, then it fails... no matter how pretty you make the details. But what is the process and devices used to create ideas that are both richly layered and communicate to your chosen audience?
We are very lucky to have these guys join us. It is an honor for me. John is one of my teachers. The Illustration Academy gave me the information I needed to work on for the next two full years...all from four weeks of the program. When I went to Ringling I really spent most the time trying to perfect what I learned from John and that team there. This is the real deal and I really hope you all enjoy the presentation.
See you all soon!!!
P.S. I really want to thank John, Sterling, and the Illustration Academy for the support of this community and the upcoming. You guys rock. I am very happy to help others here get knowledge like this, just as I did years ago...all the kinds of things I never got in art shool. Seriously gentlemen, Thank you.
Bio info is posted below!