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Monstare by Artsammich
Monstare
I just realized that in my crazy schedule the last month, I never took the time to announce officially my change in jobs. I decided to leave Disney and teach at BYU full-time. This semester they have me teaching digital painting for animation, character design, and gesture drawing. BYU has a great animation program and the students are very talented so I'm excited to see what kinds of things we can do there.

I have no idea if the students are getting anything out of my character design class but at least I've been having fun doing the assignments with them. This assignment was to design a monster that was both scary and had a personality. This idea was based on the criteria we had on an unreleased project I worked on at Disney/Avalanche several years back.
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I almost forgot to post this and the last date is approaching fast. My apologies to the few of you who were asking when there would be a sale again.
I'm now teaching a second class at Schoolism. The first class is on painting accurate light and surface, where this one is about using those principles to paint more appealing and expressive lighting. Personally, I've had a lot more fun developing this class, and I honestly think it's going to be even better than the first. :)

The first class isn't technically a pre-requisite, but if you want to jump straight into this one without taking the other, you should have a solid understanding of these things:
-how different sizes of light fall over a variety of surfaces; eg. matte, shiny, translucent, etc.
-how light and surface color interact
-how different sizes and positions of light cast shadows
-how to control lighting exposure
-a good understanding of how light is scattered through atmospheric effects

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Living Grave by Artsammich
Living Grave
I've been creating a lot of new pieces for my Lighting for Concept and Story class at Schoolism.com. Did this one for an example on surface design.
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I almost forgot to post this and the last date is approaching fast. My apologies to the few of you who were asking when there would be a sale again.

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:iconagentbengaltiger:
AgentBengalTiger Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh. Hi! uncle Sam! :wave:
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
:)
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AgentBengalTiger Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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kiankiani Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional
Amazing gallery I really like your nice artworks
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:iconartsammich:
Artsammich Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks!
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sehoong Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I really like your drawings, they are amazing!!!
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draco-datura Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Amazing gallery, I love your stlye! :)
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Thank you!
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rotsentu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your gallery is amazing and your work is very inspiring!
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Thank you!
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