Composition for Concepting with Robert Watts


Registration opens:
Wednesday August 30th, 2023 @ 8AM PT

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

All videos will be available until two weeks after week 5 of the term.


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Date : Sep 13 – Oct 11

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Wednesdays 12pm

Level :  All Levels Welcome

Robert goes over a variety of subjects and compositional elements to create interesting pictures that tell a story.  He will express the importance and power of using overlap, value, and scale.  Robert will talk through his process and articulate the decisions he makes that aid both composition and narrative.  He will also work through pieces and demonstrate the control one has over a scene by exploring various possibilities in each scenario.  This course will feature demos that Robert did at the Brick and Mortar location for a live version of this class.  They were captured via screen capture as he displays his process using Clip Studio Paint.





Digital Drawing Software and Hardware

Anything the artist would like to utilize to compose pictures.

Robert Watts

Robert Watts is the consummate professional. His credits include lead illustrator for Ryan Aeronautical, Navy Combat Artist during Vietnam and founding President of the Society of Illustrators of San Diego. His awards include, but are not limited to, ‘Best of Show’ and Franklin Mint Awards at the American Society of Aviation Artist exhibitions in 1992-93. Mr. Watts attended both Pratt Institute and Art Center. With over 30 years of experience, Robert Watts has worked for varied clients including NASA, American Airlines, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Navy. Mr. Watts is currently one of the premier architectural illustrators in San Diego and a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

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