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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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:iconrotsentu:
rotsentu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
welcome!
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JessPaulArt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are one fantastic illustrator, sammich. I bud with joy when I look at your characters :D Awesome, awesome work.


get some 
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Thank you!
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tsuaii Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional
I don't think you'll ever know (maybe that's a good thing) how much I adore your work!
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
:) Thanks!
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Nicraf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really liked your art!
Thx for sharing!!

Greetings from Chile. 
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thank you!
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Rikowski Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is very stunning and inspiring to me; keep the pen moving and i wish you the best in your artistic adventures.
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thank you!
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2snails1shell Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Beautiful work, Sam! Your blog RWAKZ, too!


:D K&K :D


P.S. Oh!, and you've just been Llamafied and Watched! :) :)

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