Yesterday the students were in full swing on their paintings at Illustration Master Class, the week-long workshop for fantasy art in Amherst, Massachusetts.
In between giving lectures and circulating to give personal feedback, the instructors demonstrated painting techniques. Greg Manchess painted a head study of a female model in oil, with instructor Scott Fischer looking on.
Donato Giancola painted a wizard.
Iain McCaig used watercolor for a head study of a bodybuilder model who joined us last evening for a two hour pose. Since "Tarzan" was one of the five assigned topics, he was an inspiring subject.
Dan Dos Santos and I worked side by side in oil from the model, as many of the students joined in with their sketchbooks (photo by Irene Gallo).
Dan decided to shift the color range to a cool palette (left). I experimented with interpreting the same pose in an 8x10 inch oil study, and a half-hour watercolor pencil sketch in my sketchbook.
Illustration Master Class