Sunday, July 23, 2017


The third and final portion of this 'Richard Schmidt' section of the class!
Therefore, choose one of your favorite thumbnails and create ONE FINAL PAINTING

As we head into the very last week of this class... Look back to all the work you've done so far and make sure to apply everything we've learned into this final work. Give it everything you got and good luck everyone!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

W8 demo and PSD

Sunday, July 16, 2017


Monday, July 10, 2017

Week 7 Demo

Have a good week!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Week 7 Demos and Tools

Hey Guys,

Here are some tutorials from last term

Also here is a Tool Presets used for this artists week

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Article Resource

Hey everyone! I saw someone share this post about Edge Control on Facebook, and I felt it will be helpful in the coming weeks when we start studying the more painterly artists.  I wanted to share with you guys, too--sorry if you've already seen it!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Week 6

For the final week of Alberto Mielgo, 
[1] Pick TWO of your strongest thumbnails and illustrate them in color.


Good luck!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Week 5 Files

have a great week!


Sunday, June 25, 2017


For this week's task:
[1] Create TEN solid black-and-white compositions
          preferably your own stories/concepts (which can all be thematically similar), but done in Alberto Mielgo's style!
[2] Do proper research beforehand

Kevin Liang - Week 4 HW

still life

master copy



Saturday, June 24, 2017

Yujin Choo_ week04

week4 works


Elizabeth Yoest | Assignment Wk04

Here's my studies for this week. Alberto Mielgo has a super fun style--I really enjoyed these!

Original Piece--

Master Copy--

Alternate Comp Studies--

I just noticed on the blog it said photo conversions, too. I thought we were to do POV again, so here's a photo conversion also, just in case. Sorry about that--

Still Life--

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WEEK 4_PSD & Recording

 Sorry about that everyone. These are the correct PSD files and recording from this week's demonstration!

Monday, June 19, 2017


Great job everyone! It's amazing to see you all improving in such a short amount of time :)

Now let's take everything we've learned from Eyvind Earle and move onto our new artist:
Alberto Mielgo

For this week:
[1] Create a study of one of Alberto's work
[2] Paint a still life piece based on Alberto Mielgo's style
[3] Then do TWO pseudo-studies or photograph conversion replicating his style as well

We now begin to learn how to work WITHIN the shape through Alberto's eyes; compared to Eyvind Earle, where we learned how to work WITH the shape.
A combination of stylization with a realistic representation: Perceived Realism
     1. Start off with an informative drawing just to understand your placements of shapes and general            composition
     2. Identify your graphic shapes
     3. Apply mid tones values/colors
     4. Create tertiary details within the shapes.
Your painting should be simple and not overly complicated; keep organized into shadows, highlights, and varying mid tones.

Good luck! And have fun :D

check the link again, I've added a separate tool preset just specifically for Alberto Mielgo. There were some concerns from students who couldn't find the brushes so hopefully, this helps :) I've also added a new separate blog post containing John's demo from this week!  

The folder should include all the tools/brushes to do this week's work.
As well as John Park's demo from the last term. I will upload this week's demo later today.
Message me on Facebook or e-mail if you have any questions or concerns!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kevin Liang - Week 3 HW

Came up kinda dark but made edits when printing

Elizabeth Yoest | Assignment Week03

Here are my final comps--one that I liked, and the one that a couple people in the class mentioned they felt was working during feedback.

Sunday, June 11, 2017


For this week's task...
[1] Pick one of your two favorite compositions
[2] Take it into a full-color, finalized painting

Remember to keep the principles we've learned from studying Eyvind Earle in mind as you work.
Simplify. Stylize. Design.


Good luck and have fun! :)

RyanPhair: Week2 HW

Won't be able to make it in this week and I won't be in next week as well due to a family vacation. Sorry! I'll keep up with the blog and demos!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Kaining Wang: Week02


Elizabeth Yoest | Assignment WK02

Here's my homework for this week along with the Eyvind Earle pieces I used as references--

Photo Ref for Style Study--


Black and White Comps--

I wanted to do some landscapes with radio towers because I think they're so lovely and will be fun when it comes time to add color ^.^

Sunday, June 4, 2017


Great start this week everyone!

Continuing on with Eyvind Earle...
[1] Develop 10 quick concepts for a final painting which you will do next week
[2] Pick a large photograph and convert it into an Eyvind Earle rendition

Good luck and have fun :)



Callie Wei - Week 1

Gerland Buckens_Week1_eyvind

Hi, I'll be flying home today until the 16th, so I should be back around class 4


Ronaldo Mei - Week 1