Saturday, April 18, 2015

Great Deals on Educational Videos

One of the things I love best about our chosen career, is that there is no artistic 'finish line'. You can always be better. For me, I try to keep myself inspired by attending conventions and workshops, and by purchasing instructional videos.

As such, there are two really noteworthy deals on Educational Videos I am particularly excited about, and thought our readers would enjoy too.

First, is James Gurney's latest instructional video 'Tyrannosaurs: Behind the Art". This video looks to be a nice companion to his previous download "How I Paint Dinosaurs". The video covers Gurney's process for two different dinosaur paintings, with a particular focus on oil painting technique and supplies.

The 5 minute trailer is alone is so incredibly informative, I can't wait to watch the entire 40 minute download.

The download, which is juts $15, can be downloaded here:

The other fantastic deal I am really excited about is Schoolism's new subscription campaign. As part of a Kickstarter, Schoolism is offering subscriptions to their extensive library of instructional courses, for as little as $10 a month.

I've always been interested in checking out these courses, but time constraints and money have deterred me. But at just $10, I'm likely going to check out a bunch of these!

Most of the courses are composed of 9 lessons, and are instructed by some of the industry's best artists, including: Craig Mullins, Terryl Whitlatch, Bobby Chui, Nathan Fowkes, and many more. You can check out a list of the classes offered in the image below.

You can learn more about the program, and sign up for the courses, here:


  1. Thanks for mentioning my new tutorial video, Dan. You put my vid in some great company with that roster of Schoolism instructors.

    1. Mr. Gurney, your book "Color and Light", changed how I viewed and created art. It helped to clarify years of contradictory and confusing "art knowledge" I had previously taken as fact. I have recommended it and other of your instruction materials to many fellow artists over the years.
      Thank you for writing it.

  2. Here's something that I have been wondering lately, since these are self-taught classes, where can I get professional feedback for the work that I do for it? Are there other professional artists outside of Schoolism that I could go see that they could look over the work I have made?

    1. Just saw this comment, JL. Schoolism offers a version of the class where you DO get feed back. Also, I would definitely look into SmArt School, which is entirely interactive, and give you live critiques and paintovers from pros.

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