Part of the faculty: Mike Mignola, Greg Ruth, Scott Fischer, Dan DosSantos, Brad Kunkle, Irene Gallo, and Rebecca Leveille Guay
Pouring over students' initial thumbnail sketches
The first day is always long and everyone, including instructors, are working at top levels. Other days fly between hours of work and short breaks for lectures of all types: composition, value, color, technique, etc.
Getting to work...with lots of instructor input....
By today, I've given my basic composition lecture; Scott Fisher gave a lecture on his work and his multiple styles; Irene Gallo spoke about her Color posts on Facebook; James Gurney lectured on studying and using color; I gave a quick demo on tracing and drawing from projection, and last night, Dan DosSantos did a quick and beautiful demo using colored pencils and paint. More visiting artists are arriving each day with new lectures.
Talking about painting with my friend, James Gurney
Tripling up instructors for one thumbnail review....
Dan DosSantos in his prime during an evening demo
I go home each time with renewed energy for my own work and the positive dynamics that the entire field will feel from this unique gathering of artists. If you've never been here, consider joining us sometime.