James Gurney taking questions after his lecture on composition. James's books are amazing resources, but to hear him actually talk about these concepts and ideas was too much to ask for. Really informative and incredibly helpful.
I finally had a chance to get James to sign my books. I also had a chance to talk to him about the piece I was working on at the IMC. Apparently he has seen my little blog! :D
Scott Fischer working on an impromptu demo with one of the traditional painters. These are the kind of moments that make you realize you need to make sure you are taking time to visit the other studios so they are not missed.
Drew Baker is up and working on color comps for his painting. See that? Planning ahead before getting started!
Donato Giancola working on his torture of Frodo at Cirith Ungol painting. So amazing to see him working on one of his paintings.
Cynthia Sheppard took a quick pause from working on her painting to let me take a picture. See all that reference? Planning planning planning! Make sure you prepare yourself for the work you are doing.
Julie Bell's IMC painting. I have always loved Julie's frilly snake dragons. The colors she puts into them are so beautiful.
Arron Miller almost posses for a picture in the first floor painting studio. A frenzy of activity if I ever saw one.
Early in the week, people commented that the digital studio was so much more quiet and subdued compared to the other two studios. By Day 4 the digital studio was rocking and rolling - well, I thought so, at least.
I will leave you with Iain McCaig doing a very late night water color demo. When Iain did anything there was a huge crowd and this was no different. It was kind of hard to get a look at what he was doing... but that was my own fault for getting there late. I will have a much better vantage point for his next demo.
That is all for today, Day 5 coverage will be up on the blog on Monday! Until then...
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