Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Massive Black - WORKSHOP SF - 2011

This year I had the opportunity to go to Massive Black's Workshop in San Francisco. It was something I had wanted to do for years now. It was very inspiring to watch some of the people whom I considered to be modern day masters of realism and fantasy art working their craft. I picked up a copy of Coro's Transient, which is a testament to his talk on making work for yourself, the importance of having a project you control entirely for the commercial artist.

    There were several great demonstrations from Kekai, Wes Burt, Mathias Verhasselt, Nox, Kemp Remillard... the list goes on, it was definitely the best way to spend a few days to develop some of the artist in you. I recommend this to anyone who wishes to get inspired, surround themselves with the most passionate artists of our genre and time, learn a few technical tips, and get sage advice. Keep drawing!

    Throughout the workshop, there were some terrific live models doing long poses (up to 4 hours!) and 2 minute gestures, head studies, action poses, nudes, costume, it was terrific.