This coming Sunday we begin a new round of live streaming classes with a very beautiful program on the art of the feminine form. With three beautiful demonstrations by Massive Black Shanghai artist Zhanglu, and an in depth presentation by Jason Manley (yep me!), you will hear and see the information you need to understand when painting the female figure.
When: Sunday May 2 2010 12PM - 4PM Central Daylight Time (Austin TX time). Four hours of beauty, instruction, and art are yours. An assignment will be included.
Where: Right here on ConceptArt.Org Live and On Demand (forums link to come!)
How: Just have an ok connection and we are good to go. We will be using TAD's technology which is stable, light on bandwidth, and extremely reliable. The login information will come with the email after tuition is covered.
How much: 50.00 USD.
How do I get it? Click the link for the store here: http://www.conceptartstore.com/femalefigure.html
Here is a taste of what is to come...including some of the photography we will be discussing by the one and only www.ibarraphoto.com Beautiful stuff huh? The drawings are all to be seen as demos too. This is going to be great!
I hope you enjoy the work and I will see you Sunday!
Last edited by Jason Manley; April 29th, 2010 at 05:13 AM.
Zhang Lu. Sold.
Is this going to be available for streaming after the class. I am out of town this weekend and but really want to see this.
Yes you can have it On Demand!
Last edited by Jason Manley; April 27th, 2010 at 11:18 PM.
Nice, can't make the live look forward to watching it afterwards though.
Thanks Jason and ZhangLu.
hawt! Im extremely low on money now, at the same time as I am not finished with Discovery on demand, but I might get in on demand!
Kick ass ! Just bought both the Zhanglu portrait videos, may have to check this out as well. Who did the images in the first post ? Those all Zhanglu ? Or Manley as well ?
Will it also be available as Download? Or only streaming?
Some questions if you don't mind.
1 Is this constructional/sculptural or visual figuredrawing?
2 Will there be an explanation of the basic forms used to allow drawing from memory?
3 Will Zhanglu be drawing from a live model or a photograph?
4 If drawn from a model or photograph, can you show the originals as to compare?
nice work , very talented !
I second Hyskoa questions.
I dont suppose this would be useful to be at my current (low) skill level (of crapness) but wow those painting are absolutly gorgeous.
If anything I am inspired so that one day the videos will be useful to me
Perfect! I've been studying the female form meticulously the past few weeks, this should prove the perfect supplement! I missed a lot of really good classes due to budget, I'ma do everything in my power to make this one! I've even got a female model coming to stay with me this weekend... should be exciting!
Is there any chance of this streaming becoming a download any time in the future? (My computer tends to overheat when I see streaming videos )
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Thanks for all the questions. Here are some answers.
A. Zhanglu did the paintings. The class will consist of these images in demonstration form, along with a series of beautiful images from art history and photography to illustrate the major points.
B. We will be discussing everything from structure to anatomy to posing and body language, to methods used to create inner character, idealization, overcoming cliche, and more...We will discuss process, and theory as related to the female figure in order to help artists to better create from life and imagination. Understanding the female form and how to communicate with it, is of the most important things in the field of concept design, illustration, video games, film, and fine art. This is going to be a great class.
C. The video stream will be available On Demand and can be watched anytime.
D. There will be a live question and answer period which has a demonstration happening during that time as well, so you can get all the answers you want. Just ask.
The software we use allows for voice chat, so if you have a mic you can simply speak to me as you would if I were there with you. There is also text chat, for those without mics.
E. We have some beautiful things coming. I updated the thread with some examples of the works I will be discussing, along with the video demonstrations.
F. At time Zhanglu will gather reference for things like hands, or feet, or a particular face. Other times he works from imagination purely. I will ask for some ref, if he still has it.
G. Right now I do not have a download planned for this. This is a good taste of what TAD is going to be like. I can't wait to share some more.
H. This class is for beginners, intermediate and advanced artists. Everyone will take away information that helps them. The works we will explore are beautiful. I look forward to sharing all that is prepared.
See you soon! And thanks everyone!
I don't want to pay for a product, which is (maybe) not allways available (for watching again). I think it might be much cheaper. It is NOT ONLY 50 bucks for a "cinema ticket". I think download would be better and I would maybe buy it as Download. So I am out as a customer of this.
Artists who join for this class get to ask questions directly, with their own voice and I may even have time to look at some of the student works, so have a link ready if I ask for one! You get the information and you get to learn. That is a good thing. It will be available On Demand too.
Hope that clarifies things for you.
Last edited by Jason Manley; April 29th, 2010 at 06:01 AM.
I'll check my schedule and budget for this, I'm excited for it
I'd love it to be downloadable though
Wow Jason this is so amazing i have been drawing females for about 8 months now
and this is going to help me so much since i cant find or afford a decent art school here in Greece.
Will be there for sure!
It's a pity, this class starts at 3 AM on Monday morning for me. I might try and make it anyway. Otherwise, as far as I understand, I can watch it later "On Demand"? I haven't used these new live forum feeds before, so I'm completely unfamiliar with how it works. I'm hoping this is the case.
I'm curious - how long after the live class are the videos available to view?
I'm pretty excited about this. Zhang Lu is easily my favourite digital artist, and very close to being my favourite all time artist at the moment. Since figurative work is my primary interest, I think this is going to be just brilliant!
Unfortunately my finals start at Monday, but as far as I understand, if I register now, I can watch this later even if I miss the live stream? If yes, I will surely not miss this!
50 bucks is a great price for Zhang Lu's art and teachings from Manley. I have always enjoyed Jason's classes so I'm definetly in on this one. I will have to catch it on demand though; my daughters b-day party is Sunday at 1pm. Thanks for the class...been missin' em