Sean Ramsey
Sean Ramsey
Artist and video editor.
Burningarmadillo Elor
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Sean Ramsey
Nice, those are some awesome character designs! I'd be curious if you'd be animating these characters as well.
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Steven Wolf
You have another course called "Drawing with Life, Energy and Story." I was wondering how this course differs from that one.
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Sean Ramsey
Hi! I asked David your questions and he had this to say! "That's a very good observation. There are similarities in all my approaches and yes that course was about drawing with energy and story, however this course really deep dives into the extensive knowledge and lessons necessary to execute drawing with dynamic force as it specifically applies to the world of creature and character design. And with this first course learning the techniques and skill set through the lens of Apes. Whereas that course, that I am quite proud of, we touched on similar resources and focused on storytelling, but we never got into the nuts and bolts and step-by-step process of using it for the thorough investment into design, both creature and character. In this course we go many steps in a different direction as you'll acquire much more knowledge and skills for creature and character design, specifically the art of creating an imaginative life from square one. Breathing life and dynamic energy into something from nothing. Additionally, I crafted specific assignments to help you grow quickly and efficiently on your journey through the episodes and there will be general critiques posted as well." Hope that helps!
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Paul
How many total lessons will this course have?
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Sean Ramsey
We have 7 lesson groups that will have at least 3 videos each (lesson > assignments > critiques) but some lessons have a lot of content in them so we've been potentially adding more videos into those areas. So short answer; at least 21 but probably less than 30 (and that's not counting the short Assignment videos where David gives you an assignment) Hope that helps!
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Matthew K
The imbedded video on this site, and the download, both have serious distortions, pixilating, delays, and artifacting that's really distracting. It actively makes it difficult to follow along in the lesson because the video will stick while Jon is talking and the viewer can't see what settings or controls are used. By the end of the video it's a severely jumbled mess. I'm hoping this was an rendering issue with the output file after editing, and hopefully a new pass can provide a better file for the viewers. If someone could look into this, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Sean Ramsey
Sorry about that! Fixing it now.
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Ward Vuillemot
Is it possible to share your references? I like to follow-along from Photoshop itself; sorta "sketch-along" to keep me motivated.
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Sean Ramsey
The assignment image references can be downloaded from the "Grayscale Painting Process" lesson, but I'll ask our Publishing folks to put the individual assignment image on each of these videos too for easy access to them.
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Tiffanie Mang
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Sean Ramsey
Hey all, just wanted to give an update that the latest critique video is taking a bit longer to finish up than we expected so we're aiming to release it early next week. Very sorry!
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Tsotne Shonia
Hello. I mean not to be disrespectful, and I understand that people are busy and random things can happen that make it very difficult to stick to schedule. Plus, we were told that lessons would come "loosely" weekly, which doesn't imply a strict schedule anyways. But despite all of that, I am quite disappointed regarding the situation on the last two months. I couldn't find the exact dates of the lesson releases, but from what I can gather, the 4th lesson came out on 27th of march, and the next one on 16th april, and we've had no news since then. I'm writing this on 2nd of may. This is closer to a monthly release. Also, Jon mentioned he'd be critiquing the students work, but as far as I can see, the few reviews are all from other students. Perhaps what frustrates me the most in this situation is the fact that we are not even told what's going on. Everyone acts like this is normal. Could we at least have some explanation? Is it going to be like this all course long? As someone who bought this on presale last year, and was quite excited, this is very annoying. Perhaps I am in the wrong and my expectations were just too high. If that is the case, I understand that these things should be taken in consideration when purchasing yet-to-be completed courses on Proko. I hope I'm not sounding needlessly rude. Please understand that I don't mean to cause negativity, and am asking for at least clarification.
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Sean Ramsey
Hi Tsotne, Editor here. Really sorry about the delay in content. We were really pushing to get the next lesson out last week but had some unexpected delays on our part and we're really sorry for stuff not coming out as fast as we'd like. Our goal is to release one a week for the next several weeks though if that's any consolation. Again, sorry for dropping the ball on that.
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Tatiana Larocque
I really enjoyed this homework, it allowed me to practice this unique pose :)
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Sean Ramsey
Nice! Do you have the reference photo you can upload here too? It'd be useful to see the reference to better help understand how you translated the lighting to your painting.
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Zoungy Kligge
Thank you Scott, Alec, Proko and Sentient Academy for the award! Congratulations to everyone
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Sean Ramsey
Yeah, that was a super fun piece, congrats!
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TeaMonster
Thank you Proko.com and all involved in running this competition!! I’m flabbergasted and super happy, I really did enter to try and win a course and I’m super excited to continue learning and improving. This project ‘fought me’ every step of the way, and now I’m glad I didn’t quit. Congratulations to all who took part, let’s do it again sometime! Ps. I finished the sculpture up and made a quick vid too…(3mins ish) https://youtu.be/txltJhII_Us
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Sean Ramsey
Great piece! And awesome video too. I legit enjoyed watching the whole thing, super fun :D
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vancelindahl
Kudos to the Video Team As I was watching a previous video I suddenly noticed all the small jumps that David's pencil was making due to video cuts (watch the tape bump), and it struck me how unobtrusive the editing has been on this course. Particularly considering that there is so much of it. I can't even imagine how much work goes into that. So, thanks. You folks are doing a top notch job.
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Sean Ramsey
Thank you! @Patrick Bosworth has been doing a great job editing the course. And we spend a lot of time making sure the most important information is on screen and edits aren't distracting.
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Chris Moore
how long is this course expected to be once finished? (how many hours of training)
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Sean Ramsey
It's hard to nail down an exact hour amount, but I would expect it to be similar in length to the Caricature Course. Maybe around 20-30 hours of content once everything has gone up (including critiques). This is a rough estimate though. I hope that helps!
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lelashiba18
Once again, aren’t we suppose to get a new lesson a week? It’s already Friday and no new lesson has been posted. Also there are many people asking for pointers and expert advice on drawing comics, is David ever going to jump in and answer the student’s questions?
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Sean Ramsey
Hey there, editor here! The goal is one lesson a week, though every once in a while we'll need to skip a week to work on more complicated episodes. Some lessons are just way more time intensive to edit than others so we didn't want to put any hard dates on anything, sorry for the mistake in communication. I'll ask our web team if we can do a better job labeling the frequency of video releases for our live courses like this one so we can better match everyone's expectations. On a side note, we are skipping an episode this week so we can get the next few all tightened up together.
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trinidad
How many lessons per week will it be?
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Sean Ramsey
The goal is 1 lesson per week!
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Stan Prokopenko
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megalij
I wasn’t able to watch the last live stream but just in case you weren’t able, will there be a course on serrealism?
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Sean Ramsey
No plans for one right now
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Alex Sebastian
@Sean Ramsey Hey, What about raffleing the drawing among the ones that asked questions? :D
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Sean Ramsey
Haha, he said he's keeping this one
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David Stocco
Im sorry I just catch up the livestream. Is this video going to be uploaded somewhere?
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Sean Ramsey
Yep, it'll be on Youtube!
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Vibhrat Chaturvedi
Feedback for the website... To see the latest comments I need to refresh page everytime and it refresh the video too.
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Sean Ramsey
Yeah, that's definitely an issue. you can sort by popular and then latest and that at least helps
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