I have been teaching Illustration this Summer at the Art Institute of Las Vegas. This is a color pencil demo I recently did in class of Bill Murray. It is Prismacolor pencil on tinted matboard.
For my illustration class at the Art Institute of Las Vegas, I did a demonstration of an existing composition by Mary GrandPre in an effort to teach students how she handles goauche and pastels when she renders.
Mary GrandPre is famous for her Harry Potter Book cover (and chapter spot) illustrations, just be certain not to overlook her other beautiful work…
Another demonstration I did for my illustration students at the Art Institute of Las Vegas:
This was a two-hour demo done with oils (and to the surprise of some students—paper towels in addition to paintbrushes!)
This is from an in-class demonstration I did on March 14th for my Illustration students at the Art Institute of Las Vegas.
It is Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn. It took about two and a half hours to get to this point. The media consists of nu-pastels on Arches watercolor paper with a gouache underpainting.
Here is what the sepia underpainting looked like before the pastels went on top.
On of the most popular technique requests illustration students of mine want to see is that of Alex Ross.
I assure them that first and foremost, Alex Ross is a conceptual genius and that his unique vision can’t be taught (nor should it be attempted,) but I do have a nifty demonstration (taken right from Ross’s own book) on his materials and methods, so I teach them essentially how he works the medium.
I use identical compositions of Ross’s for a couple of reasons, mainly to save time, but also so that students can see for themselves how you get to the final look from a sketch.
The medium is prismacolor pencil on tinted paper. It is unfinished, but what is done took about and hour and a half.
Another in-class demonstration I did in February of 2007 for my Illustration students at the Art Institute of Las Vegas.
This Dave Chappelle painting demonstration is built for speed.