Jason Seiler is a world renowned illustrator, humorist portrait painter, and teacher who has won numerous awards and accolades for his digital, acrylic, and oil paintings. In this DVD, Jason talks about the importance of sketching as a means of practice and preparation for finished works. Jason also takes you through his process as he demonstrates the tools and techniques he uses to sketch in various mediums, form pencil and paper to digital painting. Whether you are a trained professional looking to hone your skills or an aspiring artist looking for a place to start, this DVD has something for every skill level. As Jason is fond of saying, "Art won't happen on it's own." So get out there and sketch.
You don't need to drive out to the country to draw from life. From an artistic point of view, urban settings have just as much appeal. This Foundations of Drawing course shows how observing everyday life can give you an eye-opening appreciation for cities and towns and their surroundings (from the view out of a bus window to a half-built construction site). Will Kemp, founder of the Will Kemp Art School, demonstrates how to create frameworks for successful sketches using freehand vertical lines, perspective, and tonal blocks. Lessons follow a logical progression, from sketching static buildings and monuments to capturing the movement of individual figures and bustling crowds. The course will enable artists to practice their drawing skills and create fast, bold urban sketches with pencils, pens, or watercolors—whatever tools they have on hand.
In Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training, David Rivers shows how to make eye-catching movies from home videos and photos. This course will demonstrate how to make a movie quickly using AutoMovie, using its themes, transitions, effects, and titles. The course explores how to take movies to the next level, using more advanced features for formatting content and adding special effects. After creating a movie, learn how to share it online or on DVD, even in high definition. Exercise files accompany the course.