Master Classes

  • Drapery Preview

    The goal of this class is to familiarize you with each of the seven key folds, as well as their function and usage in the process of drawing and painting. Through diligent practice of these principals you will eventually gain a mastery of drapery that will open you up to explore your creative and artistic potential.

  • Painting Mood & Atmosphere in Gouache Preview

    Join Robert Watts, Jeff’s father, as he walks you through a variety of illustrative scenarios and visual problem-solving solutions, using one of his favorite mediums, Gouache.  Robert will lend insight from his 40 plus years as a commercial illustrator and fine artist, and use his eclectic and masterful skill sets to demonstrate how to put…

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  • Composition and Staging Preview

    The goal of this class is to simplify the elements and procedures that produce excellent compositions…from motifs, overlap, linking and the monster power of shadows to the concept of contrasts and that mysterious thing called mood.

  • Studio Still Life Preview

    This video showcases a longer-format still life painting. We will cover the tools necessary to embark on a more complicated scene. A cohesive theme can be formed with a basic arsenal of elements such as flowers, metals and glass. Other topics are discussed ranging from the supply of a still life "larder" to color comps. This video is a fifteen part exploration of a garden theme with roses, bird nests, and antique metal objects.

  • Fundamentals of Character Design Preview

    This course will cover the fundamental aspects of Character design for work in Conceptual Design. Here you will learn various methods for maximizing a high creative potential. There is introduction and demonstration of mediums commonly used in the industry. The course covers fundamental aspects of design and how to add personality to your characters. You…

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  • Illustration – Painted Comic Cover Preview

    When painting a cover for a comic book, less emphasis is put on narrative and more on creating an iconic image that jumps off the rack.  In this series of lessons we will be going over the process often used in the generation and refinement of concepts.  We will then continue, and spend a majority…

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  • Dragon Design Preview

    This course will teach you some of the background and techniques that go into painting dragons for illustration.  You will be walked through a process of designing a dragon with personality and weight in order to achieve a highly inspirational and believable design.  You will learn to mannequin a dragon so you are able to…

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  • Anatomy: Arms & Legs Preview

    In this phase we will be exploring one of the most important aspects of figure drawing, anatomy.  We will be taking an in depth look at the arms and legs, starting with the skeleton and working our way up to the surface morphology.  Along the way we will be examining the form and functionality of…

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  • Essentials of Tech Preview

    These videos are a collection of useful tips and approaches for both design and the necessary tasks of perspective and shadowing for all ‘Tech’ genres. The solutions range from the rather involved, but carefully explained… to the very simple. Unlike previous courses, the workbook will actually expand upon what you see in the video with…

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  • Perspective Essentials

    Join Erik Gist as he delves into the essentials of perspective.  The goal of this course is more than simply learning the techniques and geometry for creating a convincing illusion of three- dimensional space;  It is about dictating how an individual perceives your image, how they enter and interact with the scene you have created.…

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  • Features & Facial Expressions

    This Course will cover the fundamentals of drawing features and facial expressions.  Construction of each feature will be the focus of the first portion of the course.  Facial anatomy will then be taught as a transition into drawing facial expressions.  Students will then move on to cover the seven main facial expressions.