IOW, Magicbox and books...

Well, I'm back after a really nice chilled week over in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, with my gaming crew; beer, barbecues and Halo ensued... en mass! Just before I went away, I signed up for the second course at The Oatley Academy - The Magicbox. I've gone through the first couple of lessons already, and am really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into the assignments as I've pretty much finished up the Painting Drama lessons. It is definitely more of a technique course, with a heavier emphasis on process and exercises, rather than the mentally draining compositional and structural analysis work in Painting Drama, but is still going to be very useful! In the meantime as well, I've picked up another couple of books, one of which I've devoured today, and can't recommend highly enough (How To Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon).


I particularly like the quote shown above - it's with reference to Twitter, 
Facebook... heck, just the internet in general!


I still need to type up my review of the Hex JaJa stylus, as well as post up some sketch book scans for the past couple of weeks. I've also spent the last 2 days re-organising and cleansing the studio (it's amazing how much crap I've accumulated over the past year!) so may have some new setup photos to post soon too. More to come through September!

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Tom Parrish Concept Art and Illustration: IOW, Magicbox and books...

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

IOW, Magicbox and books...

Well, I'm back after a really nice chilled week over in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, with my gaming crew; beer, barbecues and Halo ensued... en mass! Just before I went away, I signed up for the second course at The Oatley Academy - The Magicbox. I've gone through the first couple of lessons already, and am really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into the assignments as I've pretty much finished up the Painting Drama lessons. It is definitely more of a technique course, with a heavier emphasis on process and exercises, rather than the mentally draining compositional and structural analysis work in Painting Drama, but is still going to be very useful! In the meantime as well, I've picked up another couple of books, one of which I've devoured today, and can't recommend highly enough (How To Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon).


I particularly like the quote shown above - it's with reference to Twitter, 
Facebook... heck, just the internet in general!


I still need to type up my review of the Hex JaJa stylus, as well as post up some sketch book scans for the past couple of weeks. I've also spent the last 2 days re-organising and cleansing the studio (it's amazing how much crap I've accumulated over the past year!) so may have some new setup photos to post soon too. More to come through September!

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