What do you want to learn?





    1. I would love for Jake to teach anatomy. Both human and animal.
    2. I am also interested in learning how to draw hair...
    3. ...as well as fabric and clothing.
    4. I would love a class more geared to self-publishing...
    5. Also, digital mediums storytelling (app books).


  • Oh, I'd just like to second the suggestion for digital publishing/app book options, planning and process for that medium.



  • @Jake-Parker said:

    What do you want to learn?
    What class or classes would you like to see in the future?
    What class have we done already that you'd like to learn more on?
    What artists would you like to see demonstrate their approach or techniques?

    What do you want to learn?
    Concept design, storyboarding and drawing from your imagination.

    What class or classes would you like to see in the future?
    all of the above, and animal anatomy, architecture..

    What class have we done already that you'd like to learn more on?
    drawing, fur / hair. use of color.
    What artists would you like to see demonstrate their approach or techniques?
    Chris Oakley - creative illustration.



  • I read someone's earlier and wanted to second it but now I can't find who said it...anyway, I would also really like @Jake-Parker to demonstrate his style used in the Girl who wouldn't brush her hair. I love it! I wanted to buy that book just to see all the illustrations and add to my collection but couldn't find it in bookstores here in British Columbia :( I'll have to go to Amazon I guess.



  • I would really love to also see a class dedicated to book cover design. What works, what doesn't work and why etc.
    Also a class on branding your business would be great too! :D



  • What would be really beneficial for me are smaller and yet, more specific lectures in the similar vein to your "Drawing Robots and Machines" and "Drawing Villains and Monsters" videos. Hearing someone spend 3-4 hours just talking about core principles on specific things would be fantastic.
    If I may, here's a couple of suggestions for lectures:
    Costumes and Clothing Construction
    Weaponry
    Architecture for Artists



  • A class on the business of art, pricing work, and working with clients would be greatly appreciated!



  • agree with @Rob-Smith - @Jake-Parker Also, not sure if this was mentioned already, but "personal branding". Super important topic!



  • I would love to learn how to cleanly edit traditional art on the computer -- I want to learn a bridge between traditional and digital art. :-)

    Nothing fancy, but a great example is what I've seen on the 3rd Thursday critiques: the paint-overs that Will Terry and Lee White did last week were excellent, and Lee White gave some pointers on how he does it, but I'd really love for a full class on it (not a huge class, maybe five sessions). Another example is what Jake Parker did with his promo Rocket Raccoon sketch, turning it from something spanning two pages in a little drawing book to making it an awesome poster -- that is what I want to learn.

    The class could also touch on scanners (kinds, settings, etc.) and printers. (So, going from traditional to digital, and from digital to physical.)

    I paint with watercolors, and it just isn't practical to risk messing up when it's 80% done and I have to start all over. I know digital isn't magic, but I have not seen a class like this offered, just tutorials on how to fix the contrast/levels etc.

    Thank you!



  • What do you want to learn?

    • Developing a portfolio and approaching agents

    What class or classes would you like to see in the future?

    • Jake and a few other artists taking an image from start to finish

    What class have we done already that you'd like to learn more on?
    I enjoy classes where I see the artist go from start to finish. But as said above, would
    love info on developing a portfolio and approaching agents.

    What artists would you like to see demonstrate their approach or techniques?

    -Sam Neilson

    • Zac Retz (But only if you could convince him to paint in a size where it is possible to actually see what he is doing lol.)
    • Marco Bucci
    • Any other artist that works digitally but looks traditional


  • Hi Jake,

    Here are my thoughts

    What do you want to learn?

    To Draw/Paint any and everything my mind can imagine.

    What class or classes would you like to see in the future?

    Figure/animal/Anatomy courses.
    Designing Vehicles
    - For Land, Space, Water, War...
    Designing Aliens - New species, Maybe even the extent of creating a whole planets ecosystem and culture.

    Designing Technology - Weapons, tools, and inventions

    Elementary Curriculum - I have watched pretty much all Will and your You tube videos and am currently going through your SVS series one at a time. One thing Will and I think you have said in the past is that currently the elementary and secondary school systems are lacking in fundamental art instruction. Have either of you thought about creating some series specifically targeted at elementary students and or Teachers. If you did it could be a great resource for teachers or whole schools or school systems to subscribe to. Especially in elementary where there aren't usually dedicated art teachers.

    What class have we done already that you'd like to learn more on?

    Comics - Graphic novels. (I'll admit I haven't got to the Drawing Comics course yet but I love the art form and the more info the better)

    What artists would you like to see demonstrate their approach or techniques?

    I love watching all the current instructors. If I was to suggest other art heroes I would say Kazu Kibuishi, Sean Galloway, Skottie Young, Lois Van Baarle, Dave Guertin and Greg Baldwin.

    Thanks!



  • I'd really like to see a class on using Illustrator. It's a program that I use quite a bit at work but would like to see some more advanced techniques and maybe some different approaches to illustrating in it. Also, any classes that deal with the business side of things and how to build your personal brand and style.



  • Hi Jonathon,

    I'm building the business class up right now. Hopefully be out in january.



  • I would love to see a gesture drawing class, as well as human and animal anatomy.



  • I wish y'all had a course, like Kathryn said, on finding your "style" or at least tips on how to discover it. I'd also benefit from a quick Tips and Tricks class in Photoshop. .



  • @Lee-White OMG awesome I need that class.



  • Your style will naturally develop over time.



  • I have nothing to say that hasn't already been said, I just want to say that I will definitely be taking that business class as soon as it is avaliable. That is what I want and need.

    And maybe this would be somewhere way down the road, but as someone who works almost exclusively in Illustrator and feels pretty proficient in it, I wish there was an advanced class in illustrator that I could take. But of course that probably wouldn't happen until after there were some basic illustrator/vector classes, which I would be less interested in (but hey, maybe there are some basics I don't know yet.)

    I have become even more interested in a high-quality advanced Illustrator after seeing a preview video that was supposed to advertise an advanced course in illustrator which really frustrated me, because I saw the program being used extremely poorly, with a video that was done kind of unprofessionally. From what I've seen of how you guys do things, if you created an Illustrator course it would be much higher quality.



  • Hey Jake!

    I'd really like to get better at cartooning. I've read a lot of books but they're not the same as learning by seeing, especially art. I would love to see you guys teach how to cartoonize things. I came from a comicbook background, learning to draw the Marvel way and tend to make things more realistic. I have a hard time making things cartoony. This is something that would be great to learn. I know you guys touched on it a little in dynamic poses and the children's book class, but a separate class focusing on cartooning would be awesome.

    Thanks!
    Nor