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My class and the others from the talented teachers at Schoolism are on sale for a short bit. Also, they used my art on the flyer!
Springsale-2014 by Artsammich
I've been asked to contribute to this book, and it is going to be amazing (perhaps in spite of me, but hey, you take what you get).
And I'm really sorry because there have been people asking me when the next sale would be. There is still time though if you get in before the 18th.



I've got a tutorial coming out in the latest Digital Art Masters Book. Check it out!
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The game I've been working on was just announced, go check it out!

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I've had a lot of fun designing toys and doing what is basically Disney fan art every single day for the last four years.  I love my job!
The self-taught version of my Advanced lighting class is having a sale right now.  I've had several people ask about it recently, so if you're one of them, more information here:
www.schoolism.com/school.php?i…
I'm so tired of the old school notion that there is even such thing as "cheating" in art.  Take the time to read this post by the incredible Gregory Manchess, you'll be better off for it. muddycolors.blogspot.com/2012/…
The book I sold at Comic-con last year is available now, here: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail…
Sorry that Blurb is a little expensive, but I decided it would be too much work to transfer it over to another format and I need that time for other projects right now.  You could bring the price down if you order with 5 or 10 of your local friends, though!
I'm doing a series of posts based on what I taught at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA), but I won't have time to post them here as well.  If you're interested, you can follow the series at my art blog: artsammich.blogspot.com
To be fair to. . .well, everyone, I'm not nearly good enough to deserve teaching anything at this school.

That said, I'm going to do a 3-day workshop for the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art on digital painting and design in concept art.  This is my favorite subject of all, and I'm excited to get a chance to show everyone the real reason why I love painting.

Learning how to render form and light are essential foundation skills, but nobody becomes a great painter without a strong understanding or deep-seated sense of design in everything they do.  This is the most advanced class I know how to teach, and I'll be giving away every secret I know for using digital painting to transform a good concept into something really exciting.

I'll also be doing a demonstration for a few hours one of the evenings. This will be like a condensed and less-deep version of the 3-day workshop.

I hope some of you can make it!
If you want to find me at ComiCon, I'm going to be giving live critiques at the Schoolism booth (#2042) twice a day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  I'll be there from 12:20-1:15pm and 4:55-5:50pm.  I'm not going to be selling my books during those times though, so if you want one you'll want to catch me just after I finish.  I'll be in the booth primarily for giving critiques on people's art and promoting my upcoming class for Schoolism.  If you're curious about the class, it's going to be an in-depth course on painting light and surface, and you can learn more about it on the Schoolism site.  I'd like to tell more about it but maybe I'll save that for another post.

I'm also going to do a painting demonstration at the LAAFA booth (#5562) on Friday from 2-4pm.  I'm doing a huge 3-day workshop there in October on digital painting and design.

So if you're coming to Comic-con, drop by one of these booths and say hello!
I'm attending ComicCon for the first time this year, so I thought I'd better produce my first art book also.  It's filled with almost 80 pages of paintings and drawings, including old art, new art, and updated art.  I only printed 20 copies and I won't have a booth, so if you're interested you'll have to (A.) Go to comic-con, (B.) track me down, (C.) be one of the first 20 people to do so, and (D.) Have $30.

I will, however, be doing demonstrations at the Schoolism and LAAFA booths, so if you're wondering where to find me, I'll post a schedule soon.
I was convinced to open a gallery here when one gazillion people visited my blog after someone here linked it.  I had no idea this was such a huge art community!  So yeah, here I am.  More to come later.  I'll mostly post things that I think people here would be interested in, if you want to see all the other garbage you'll have to visit my blog (see link above).