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Exploring Diversity in Art with Jennifer Wang – Draftsmen S2E23

September 22, 20202 Comments

Guest artist Jennifer Wang joins the podcast to discuss gender, race and sexuality in art. Marshall and Stan ask for her opinion on a previous caller’s question about the sexualization of women in art. The broad topic opens up other cultural conversations as Jennifer talks about the challenges of getting representation in media, cultural appropriation and more.

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Mind-Blowing Realistic Shading Tricks

September 17, 20200 Comments

Dorian Iten is a great artist and a master of shading light and form! In this video, he’ll reveal errors artists make when learning how to shade. You’ll learn important shading concepts like the angle of incidence, lambert’s law, the issues with a linear value scale, and the difference between clean lights and dirty lights. At the end he’ll tie all of these concepts together with a brief shading demo and a drawing challenge. Enjoy!

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Reinventing Yourself – Draftsmen S2E22

September 15, 20200 Comments

Reinvention is a part of growing up and plays an important role in developing as an artist. Marshall and Stan talk about the changes that they’ve had to make in their lives, a soldier and artist provides insights into reinvention, and both Draftsmen talk about the reasons why reinvention is important and how you might do it in a positive way.

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Caricature Demo by Court Jones – Lightbox Expo Demo

September 14, 20200 Comments

Learn about caricature from an award winning caricature artist! Court Jones has done a lot of published illustration and concept work for film and TV projects, editorial and product illustration for clients such as Atlantic Records, Upper Deck, Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, The Washington Post, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Uptown News and Blizzard Entertainment, among others. Watch and learn his process in this demo!

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Q&A with Kim Jung Gi – Lightbox Expo

September 14, 20200 Comments

Kim Jung Gi is a South Korean artist known for his large brush pen drawings that come from his imagination. His ability to render extremely complicated scenes from memory, without the aid of references, has garnered him a large international following. He’s been commissioned by major brands including Audi and Blizzard and now you’ll hear him answer your questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a living master.

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Creature Design with Scott Flanders – Lightbox Expo Demo

September 14, 20200 Comments

Video game industry veteran Scott Flanders invites you to join him in this graphic art style demo. He’ll walk you through his process of creating art using simple greyscale silhouettes in photoshop and then carving them into a more complex colored piece. Scott’s graphical art is stunning and you’ll get to learn how he uses shape design to carve out characters and environments. Don’t miss it!

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Constructing Dynamic Anatomy – Lightbox Expo Demo

September 14, 20200 Comments

In this demo I walk you through the process of constructing and rendering the human figure with a focus on anatomical accuracy and dynamic design. You’ll also get a chance to ask me questions live once the demo is over.

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The Art Knight Rises (ft. Knight Zhang) – Draftsmen S2E21

September 8, 20201 Comment

Marshall invites a former student onto the podcast who became a pro artist at 21! Knight talks about her experience learning anatomy and fundamentals as a kid, her journey to becoming a freelance and pro artist, how her parents encouraged her art, and what she wants for the future.

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Can You Separate the Art from the Artist? – Draftsmen S2E20

September 1, 20202 Comments

Stan and Marshall respond to an artist’s tweet who asks if it’s possible to learn from artists who have talent, but are terrible people. Can you separate the art from the artist?

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Reacting to Your SELF PORTRAITS! – Stephen Bauman #Prokochallenge

August 27, 20200 Comments

The results are in for the August Self-Portrait Proko Challenge. Artists were given the freedom to stylize it or be as realistic as they wanted. Stephen Bauman is a professional portrait artist and is the guest judge for this month. He goes through the submissions and provides feedback and also picks the top 3 winners.

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