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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

TLC Workshop Weekend

The TLC Workshop in Seattle.

The class was a success. I was able to share much of my great wisdom with the students. I drew from my vast stores of knowledge which has been gained over years and years of deep study and thoughtful consideration. Moments like this were the norm:

Justin: ...Guys, if in doubt; add a Lens Flare.  
This pencil stuff is all just smoke in mirrors. 
The filters are where it's at.  

Class: ....

Justin: I vote no pants.
Misael: But isn't that an overly simplistic solu...
Justin: Listen, no pants. And let's get some Lens Flares in there stat.  

After these, and other equally earth-shattering revelations, the students were understandably shocked.  My mind is a great and powerful machine which often awes those who encounter it.  

Over the course of the weekend, we developed drawings and character designs, and did studies from life.  We focused on drawing for the most part, but we were also able to cover other subjects of which I have a deep store of knowledge. Topics such as: watercoloring, digital painting, space flight, stock-market manipulation and robots who might be trained to add our lens flares for us automatically, (which will take art to heights never before dreamed of.)  

I was really excited to see the progress everyone made and where all the drawings ended up.  Great work to all of you who were there. I expect big things out of you guys in the future.

To check out more from the weekend, check out Tara's blog here.


  1. Looks like some great work was created! The wolf-pirate is AWESOME!

  2. Looks like you guys had a great time! Wish I could've made it.

    After reading through your post Justin I wanted to add that I enjoy your sense of humor. Throughout all your posts...It always catches me off guard and makes me laugh! ^_^

  3. I wish I could have been there to bask in the glow of your infinite artistic expertise...and to learn how to deftly apply the lens flare and other filters. Wonderful pirate character. Looks like you had a talented group of students who produced some great drawings under your tutelage. Thanks for the great post. They always make me smile.

  4. Great illustrations, an awesome instructor, and a handful of ungodly Photoshop filters that I'm sure were sworn against must have made one of the best weekends an artist can ask for! Great Stuff!!!!

  5. Hey Justin! I had a great time at the workshop, I hope to make it to illuxcon this year. Maybe I'll see you there. Thanks for coming out and helping us out.

  6. Thank you for continuing to share your yet unplumbed depths of wisdom and hilarity that we didn't scratch the surface of. :-)

  7. Wolf pirate was a fun tutorial to watch you do. Will have to try that technique myself. My interest in traditional media has been rekindled, thanks Justin!

  8. I really like your sketchess. I'm curious what you think about my drawings. I will be grateful for an opinion, if you have a free moment of course. Regards:)