Monday, August 30, 2010
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Sunday, August 1, 2010
Greetings, Part Two!
I first wrote a post for this blog back in 2008, but never published it, for reasons that elude me but almost certainly had to do with deadlines, tea breaks, or the arcana of technology. I have resurrected it here 'cause it's still woefully relevant--iainmccaig.com is still 'Coming Soon'--though wonder of wonders, my blog has stumbled onto the stage at last, thanks to years of gentle prodding by the ever-patient J. J., praise be.
To celebrate the occassion, I've uploaded two 'Hot Tips and How To' Booklets that I really meant to include in 'Shadowline--the Art of Iain McCaig', but for one reason or another ended up missing the train. I originally created them for an online class that I gave for 'PixelCorp', a delightful school of scum and villany run by my old Star Wars brother-in-arms, Alex Lindsay.
'How To Draw An Eye' is one of the first classes I teach my pupils. The moment your characters actually seem to look back at you is the moment your drawing seems to come alive, so why not learn this one up front? You've got to promise not to cheat and let your amazing eyes make up for not learning all the other stuff though, 'cause they will let you get away with a whole host of fumbles and badly drawn things.
'Ocean Light' is one of the more advanced classes, right up there with Concept Art and Visual Storytelling. I'll be posting more stuff from both of these categories as this blog blogs on, and all sorts of other stuff to do with storytelling, the universe, and everything.
How often I make it back here depends on the whims of the Art Gods and Goddesses and the ubiquitous Deadlines, of course, but with a little luck, I should be able to top my current record of once every two years.