Hey everyone. I'm on vacation this week, but I hope you are all having a good summer so far. I wanted to announce a new program I want to start of live internet workshops/lectures on character art/character posing. I've been thinking about this for awhile, but its very intimidating figuring out the best way to do it- SO, I'm just gonna start! I need your help though. I want to hear your comments and suggestions on what, how, when this is done. Please do two things for me: 1) Comment on my thoughts below on how this can work and what will be discussed- especially any thoughts on the tech side like Paypal and internet conferencing sites and 2) hit the LIKE button on this journal if you would seriously do this. It will give me a rough headcount of what I can expect. Super important.
Here's my initial thoughts:
About an hour and a half video conference on the subject of character design. You will be able to see me and I can see your "chat comments". Cost would be a low $10US for this beta workshop just so I can test out having everyone pay via Paypal upfront, then I send you a link to the chat. I'm thinking of using Youstream.com as the site. Here's the schedule:
-Give out a character design assignment a couple days ahead of time so you have time to do it and email it to me beforehand.
-I would do a live "warm up" sketch and talk about my thought process as I sketch.
-Brief Character design lesson
-Veiw assignment favorites of mine and discuss why they work
-I select one or two assignments to give mentor notes on/ do a live draw over on.
- Raffle of my "warm up sketch" to be mailed to the winner.
- Question and Answer with me LIVE.
Because of my schedule, I'm thinking it will be in the end of July or beginning of August. Possibly on a Thursday night at 8PM Central time (my time), which is 9pm in NY and 6PM in Los Angeles
Please give me your suggestions/comments below. Thanks and I hope this works out!
God bless, Tom B.
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