Lots of lasso tool this week. Working in a Robh Ruppel/ Dice Tsutsumi style...
Recently I took a plein air painting class taught by Tom Brown.
First things first, the class was a great deal! 5 weeks for $90! A plein air painting class usually costs 4x as much. It was hosted by the Irvine Fine Art Center - a local community center.
Tom and I (above). Class Demo (below)
When I first started researching about this instructor, I noticed that he had a youtube channel full of instructional videos. This guy every lots of teaching experience! In addition, he sends out a daily newsletter that has a new painting EVERYDAY. This guy was pretty dedicated. How many people you know consistently paint every day?
This guy does landscape paintings as a job - it's his lifestyle. In contrast, when you take a landscape class when an industry professional at CDA or Red Engine - those guys are only doing landscape paintings as a supplement to their professional work. Tom's heart is really into his work. It's like taking a class with Bob Ross!
So this week I'm going to doing a series of conceptual art pieces. Just racking up some base mileage.
Today I did a concept of Tomorrowland if it were real. I used to think those simulation rides like "Star Tours" and "Back to the Future" actually involved a flying car. The first time I went on "Back to the Future" I preyed that nothing would go wrong as we went back in time and hoped not to be eaten by a dinosaur. haha.
|Man... I really don't like digital I have no idea how to get fine detail with the brush...|
|In this painting, I was focusing on color. I premixed all the colors with a palette knife, and slowly tiled them in. I made sure the colors looked good on my palette before I went to the canvas.|