Let's see if we can finish up my very belated IMC report over the next couple of days...
A bit on the full-time faculty - and their lectures/demos:
There was Boris and Julie, lovely and gracious as always. Great lecture on adding Flair and Splash to our paintings.
And it's always amazing -watching them paint.
They finish or nearly finish a complex piece every week they've done IMC.
Donato showed us a preview of an awesome looking process video -
-of his impactful Joan of Arc painting, which he brought for us to see.
He also started a new Middle Earth painting -
Frodo, in the tower of Cirith Ungol.
Dan gave a couple of great lectures, did this portrait demo -
-and brought his original Wheel of Time ebook cover painting (great write-up on it's process here).
Scott Fischer talked to us all about putting the zib-zab in the whammalamma!
Great lectures, and a fun spontaneous demo or two.
He brought a bunch of originals (this one is older, but is one of my all-time favorites). He had Magic card art, book covers, children's book illustrations - and a slew of black and white pen and ink interiors (like these).
Scott's lovely and *super* talented wife, Teresa, brought a few of her incredible paintings for us to drool over.
-but apparently, Scott's ultimate goal is to paint like our hero, Greg Manchess!
Greg gave us a couple of great lectures, including his famous "Talent is.....Crap" lecture. :-)
And here is Greg, who has painted in *every* genre - showing some of his latest work (graphic novel covers) to Rebecca Guay and Scott Allie.
(Slightly better view of said covers...)
He is always a popular demonstrator -
-and a popular critiquer-and-co-painter (along with Scott) on our pieces. :-)
(See a fabulous step-by-step blog post on his latest US Postage stamp).
Tomorrow - more in-depth demos.