Here's a little behind the scenes from my drawing and painting classes at CreativeLive.
I met Lara McCormick who was Head of Design Education at CreativeLive and we talked about art and old times at Berkeley High School. She assigned me a content producer, Erin Persley. It was Erin's job to wring as much information about drawing and painting out of me as I could possibly say in our eight-hour day of shooting. We created a show flow, materials list, course graphics, and bonus material. I also made some backdrops to decorate my set.
I couldn't get through my introduction during the practice sessions but to my relief, when I had the live audience in front of me, I did it without messing up. My host Robert Mahar was such a big help and calmed my nerves.
I started off tracing around objects.
Later we traced pictures off an iPad and refined line quality.
In the color class I showed how to work with gouache.
Then I printed some images on products with Society6 and displayed others.
It was the most intense day ever but I would do it again in a heartbeat.Continue reading