Illustration Masterclass with Craig Mullins


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In this new 8-week class from the most respected and influential digital painter, learn the specific practical exercises you can do to confidently paint anything you can imagine. Join Craig as he demonstrates the exercises himself and explains how they relate to the concepts he thinks about every day while painting. By following along with the exercises, you can see how each of the fundamentals of painting builds upon the last. Through the lectures, demos, and class feedback, this class demystifies the practice of high level illustration. There will be 12 limited critique spots and unlimited spectator seats.

We’ll cover:
The main exercises you can practice to build all the required skills for high-level illustration
How to paint loosely but accurately
How to confidently draw anything from your head
What shape design really means
Where good brushwork comes from
How to control texture
Lighting paintings from imagination
Creative composition

Duration: 8 weeks
Date & Time: Starts Sunday December 3rd, every Sunday at 2:00 PM Pacific, 5:00 PM Eastern. Holiday dates will be moved to the following Sunday.
Skill level:
• Critique tier: Intermediate and above. Confirmation of critique spot subject to portfolio review after purchase.
• Spectator tier: All skill levels welcome
Tiers: Receive feedback on homework during class (limited to 12) or spectate without homework feedback (unlimited). Both tiers receive perpetual access to recordings and discord groups.
Format: 4-5 hour live class with combination of lectures, demos, and feedback. Recordings will be provided within 24 hours of each class.
Materials: Any digital or traditional mediums. Paintovers will be done digitally.

Week 1: The ABCs of form, light and shape
Week 2: A deep dive into light and shape
Week 3: A deep dive into form, 3D construction, and drawing
Week 4: Controlling texture, brushes, and contrast
Week 5: How to paint materials
Week 6: Composition and abstract design
Week 7: Quick sketching and illustrating from your head
Week 8: Final project feedback and Q&A