Friday, September 11, 2015

Class demo

Something I painted for the "sculpting with light" demo in my digital painting class at BYU. The class is for animation students so the stuff I teach is focused on painting for visual development and other animation work.


16 comments:

  1. Your masteryof form and light is amazing sam. Hope to meet you in person one day!

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  2. Awesome form! I especially like the highlight on his cheek.

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  3. Not sure where to put this, but I subscribed to Schoolism and just finished all 9 weeks of your Lighting Fundamentals course. It was amazingly helpful and I thank you for putting it together and sharing your techniques and knowledge with others :) I'll be doing your other Lighting course next!

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    1. Thank you AA for the feedback, I appreciate it!

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  4. Hello Sam, in your course do you cover how to light a cube, sphere, cylinder and cone? A lot of lighting courses in the past teach how to do one but not the other. I was interested in taking your course to finally understand lighting. Do you recommend fundamentals of lighting of the storytelling course? Thank you so much!

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    1. Yes, the Fundamentals class talks about how to light any volume (while not dealing with every specific possibility, covers a technique that can work for any shape).
      The Lighting for Story and Concept class is a better one to take after you have had the Fundamentals class.

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  5. Wow your art is so inspirational, im new to digital painting, im learning with Corel Painter, but almost everyone use photoshop, and i really want to know what do you think about that? I keep up with painter or I change to Photoshop?

    Many thanks in advance

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    1. Painter is fine. It's missing some features the Photoshop has, but Photoshop is missing some important features that I liked from Painter. I mostly switched to Photoshop because Painter had just a bit too much lag when I used a Cintiq. Even if Painter hasn't fixed that problem still, if you're using a tablet you won't notice that the lag is there.

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    2. You can detail more about the features of both programs missing? or what have Painter that PS does not, and vice versa please, will be good to have that in mind.

      Many thanks again ;)

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    3. That's a long list of stuff. But a few important things:
      -The brush controls in Painter give a bit more expressive ability
      -The brush controls of Photoshop are easy to understand and manipulate
      -Photoshop is faster, handles bigger files, more layers, etc.
      -Painter has features such as the perspective tools, the symmetry tool, and the image hose that you can't duplicate in Photoshop
      -Photoshop has image distortion tools such as warp, liquify, and puppet warp that Painter isn't even close to matching.
      -Painter's got a mediocre interface but it's fully customizable so if you hate anything you can change it pretty easily

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    4. Many thanks for your answer mister Sam, i really want a tool like the PS warp one in Painter, make the drawing process so dinamic.
      About perspective tool for photoshop i recommend Lazy Nezumi Pro, is an add on that originally is to give stroke stability, but have another tools like perspective, etc

      http://lazynezumi.com/

      Many thanks again ;)

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  6. Anonymous7:50 AM

    Which brush did you use for this image? I have your brush set :)

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    1. This is mostly the dappled texture brush, created by Ben Simonsen.

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  7. Anonymous5:46 AM

    Thanks Sam :)

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