This class will use demo footage from the Summer 2020 Term.
Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.
Date : Nov 7th – Dec 12th
Length: 5 Weeks
Videos Uploaded: Monday at 12pm PST
Level : All Levels
This class is designed for all levels of experience and development. The class will utilize 3 and 5 minute poses from the model to develop spontaneity and accuracy. Using a rhythmical grid known as the “Abstraction,” we will encourage students to work on gesture, proportion, figure design, and calligraphy.
• Conte 1710b or Wolf’s Carbon 6B charcoal pencil
• Smooth Newsprint
• Single Edge Razor Blade
• Sanding Pad
• Kneaded Eraser
Erik M. Gist received his B.A. from SDSU in 1998. He began studying with Jeff Watts in 1996, three years later he began to teach and has done so ever since. Erik has worked in the video game industry as a concept designer and 3-D artist and is now working as a freelance illustrator. Erik’s clients include Marvel Comics, D.C. Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Disney, Audible, Wizards of the Coast, Upperdeck, Boom! Studios, Palladium Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Viking Childrens Books, Monkey Brain Books, Quart Publishing, and Chiat-Day. His work can be seen in Spectrum: the best in fantastic art including a nomination in 2018, and Aphrodesia: art of the female form 1 . Along with a Spectrum nomination, he has been nominated for an Illie Award, a Pulp Ark Award, a Chesley Award, and multiple Horror Comic Awards including one win. For more information about Erik’s art please visit his website at www.erikgist.com.
Alannah Rose received her B.A. in Studio Art from Dartmouth College in 2013. She worked as a graphic designer for a variety of clients in the non profit, food, and gaming sectors before beginning her studies online with Watts Atelier in 2019. After studying with the Online school and Streaming programs, she left her career in design, moved to Southern California, and began training in person in 2021. She is currently teaching and pursuing a career as a professional illustrator.