Ask the Art Prof Live #4: Oversaturation, Brainstorming, Beginning a Series


Balancing periods of absorption and periods of isolation.

Go to the library and look at art books!
Mentioned: Caravaggio, August Edouart’s Silhouettes of Eminent Americans

Caravaggio, Oil Painting, The Doubting of St. Thomas    August Edouarte's Silhouettes

Non-art related influences
Mentioned:  Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto, Being Mortal, Oliver Sacks, Awakenings, The Lost Art Of Healing by Bernard Lown

Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto   Atul Gawande, Being Mortal   Awakenings by Oliver Sacks   The Lost Art of Healing, by Dr. Bernard Lown

Brainstorming: keep “barfing”

Below is a video tutorial on how to brainstorm, sketch, and create a drawing from beginning to end based on our October Art Dare.

Starting an art series:  striking a balance between consistency and variety
Mentioned: Quantum Leap, TV series

Quantum Leap

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#5:  Starting Art School, Avoiding Cliches
#3:  Personal Themes, Never Too Late to Start Drawing
#2:  Aches While Drawing, Professional Artwork vs. Student Artwork
#1:  Graduate MFA Programs


2 thoughts on “Ask the Art Prof Live #4: Oversaturation, Brainstorming, Beginning a Series

    • Hi Jeff, I think at this time Facebook does not provide that option for their live videos. The best thing to do is like my page, so that you get notification when each live broadcast begins. Thanks for your interest!

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