Hello all. I'm just curious, does anyone know where you can buy or view Craig Mullins' master class, traditional art values applied to digital art? He's an excellent artist and I want to soak as much knowledge from him as possible, so any help would be appreciated. And don't tell me to go google it or search CA, because I've already tried that several times.
I saw the Gnomon streaming workshop by Mullins a couple years ago.
He didn't really drop any special knowledge or secret technique. It's one of those "if you've seen it once you're not likely going to watch it again."
Not dissing Craig at all. It's just my feedback from watching that particular workshop.
Other workshops from that online event were later re-sold as dvds. I'm not sure why Craig's wasn't included.
Ahh, ok. Well I guess I can survive without watching the video. Thanks.
I saw this a while back. Like Koji Bryant said, the information he talked about didn't deal with his techniques so much as it did basic principles of art.
I'd summarize the primary points of the lecture he gave thusly:
>Drawing is the most important part of art (he emphasized this a lot). edit: He defined drawing as 'what's left if you remove value and color from a picture,' so as more of arrangement and proportion of shapes than as line.
>It's important to set aside time to experiment with new processes and fail if you want to keep growing.
>Contrast of all kinds is important in art (contrast of values, shapes, sizes, textures, et cetera)
>Painting from life is better than copying photos.
>There are no real rules in art, just guidelines. But you should still learn them.
There was probably a bit more that I forgot, but it wasn't anything you couldn't learn here or by reading his old posts on Sijun. Worth a watch, but if it's not available any more, you're not missing anything irreplaceable.
Last edited by jcpahl; February 5th, 2012 at 10:16 AM.
oh, alright, thanks man! I've read a lot of his sijun posts and that does look like a lot of the stuff he normally says
I spent quite a lot of time looking for a DVD or stream of this particular talk, but there is none to be found either legally or even on shady illegal sites.
That being said I talked to some people who saw it back when it streamed and as far as I gather the whole class is a discussion of some basic art principles summarized pretty well by jcpahl and a painting demonstration which is mostly silent work.
A few more ideas people mentioned in regards to the talk would be:
-practice a lot and practice whatever you feel will help you. Some of the ideas you try out will not work, some might work well and you can incorporate them in your client work.
- don't be afraid of mistakes, learn from them
- use reference, but don't be a slave to it, learn from it
- once you understand the rules try breaking them; if nothing else this will help you understand even more why rules are rules.
- Craig Mullins likes modern art because of the patterns used in it
Hope this helps, although it's me compressing stuff that was already summarized by other people who saw the video a few years back.