I’d like to thank everyone for their overwhelming response to my youtube podcast, “How to Train to Become a Successful Working Artist.” I’m thrilled to see so many artists and students interested in learning what it takes to become a working professional. With that in mind, I’d like to expand beyond the realm of […]
We are thrilled to announce the start of a new ongoing feature for our online school; our “In the Studio” podcast series, premiering this Friday at 7pm PST on our Youtube station. . This exciting series of video podcasts takes the viewer into the at-home studios of the artists and instructors of the Watts […]
We are proud to announce that our newest Master Class, “Designing and Painting Dragons” with Lucas Graciano, is now available! This course will delve into the research, prep work, and finishing techniques that are required to paint dragons for the illustrative industries. Students will be guided through the process of designing a dragon with personality and weight […]
Watts Atelier Instructor E.M. Gist is well known for his horror, fantasy and sci-fi illustrations, but the skills needed to paint the imaginary creatures and characters in his illustrations are all honed by studying reality. Taking a look at Erik Gist’s demos from this term can help the aspiring fantasy illustrator understand why studying from […]
This week on “Demonstrating the Craft” we bring you two new portrait paintings, completed last week for our in-class demonstrations. As painting can be a longer process than drawing, each of our ten week painting courses begins with a class dedicated entirely to an instructor demo, to highlight the concepts being taught in that particular […]
Our Instructors (From left to right; Ben, Jeff, Lucas, and Meadow) Demonstrating the Craft We at the Watts Atelier believe that seeing proper technique in action is an important step in the learning process. Because of this, each one of our courses at our on-location Atelier in Encinitas, CA begins with an instructor demonstration. Our […]
This piece originated in my Composition & Staging for Visual Development class at the Atelier. The title…’Temple of the Ape King’ was an assignment, with only the text line for inspiration. Most concepts start with descriptive words. It began with an invented sketch of a large ape seated on a crude stone throne. As is […]
Hey everyone! Here is the second and final part of the interview I conducted with my father – Robert Watts! In this interview my dad continues to give us insight into his multifaceted career as a fine artist, illustrator, concept artist and teacher at the Watts Atelier. Enjoy! For more information about Robert Watts: http://robertwatts-illustrator.com/
Many of our viewers have requested this interview and it’s finally here! On this podcast, Jeff talks with his father, Robert Watts to discuss his many faceted career as a fine artist, illustrator, concept artist and teacher at the Watts Atelier. For more information about Robert Watts: http://robertwatts-illustrator.com/
Enjoy the latest in our series of interviews of Watts Atelier instructors. On this podcast, Jeff sits down with Ben Young to discuss his career as a fine artist and teacher at the Watts Atelier.
On this podcast, Jeff sits down with Meadow Gist to discuss her career as a fine artist and teacher at the Watts Atelier.
On this podcast Jeff sits down with Lucas Graciano to discuss life as an illustrator, fine artist and teacher at the Watts Atelier.
On this podcast, Jeff sits down with Stan Prokopenko to discuss life as a fine artist and teacher at the Watts Atelier.
Some of you may be wondering about the other instructors at Watts, and are a bit curious about their backgrounds and how they came to instruct at Watts as well as some of the trials and tribulations of being a professional artist. I will be interviewing one of our instructors and posting it once a […]