Concept Scene Creation with Robert Watts


Registration Opens Sept 24th, 2020 at 8am PT

This is an Audit-Only Class

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



Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.

Date : Oct 10, 2020 – Dec 19, 2020

Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Saturday

Level : All Levels Welcome

This class involves pencil or digital, ruff shading and a lot of tracing paper or layers if digital. It is audit only. It stresses size, positioning, rotating and scaling elements within a rectangle… one at a time and systematically adding additional elements with adjustments just like those used for the first. Each will be positioned and/or overlapped for the best possible final scene. Lighting and values will also be important. Each week will use a different compositional motif. Typical weekly exercise images are forthcoming.

Video Archives will be available livestream students until Jan 2nd.

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.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit