ENROLLMENT CLOSES APRIL 17

Classes April 22, 29, & May 6

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LIVE DELIVERY

Jesse's 9+ hour class is delivered entirely live & online. Every session is also available on-demand to watch later.

FULLY INTERACTIVE

Video, audio, and chat functions are available to all students attending the live installments - an online class like no other. 

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Compelling characters start here.

During his first ever online seminar, world renowned tattoo artist and muralist, Jesse Smith will walk you through his process on how to create unique, compelling, and thought-provoking creatures.  Everything from the conception of an idea, the environment in which the creature lives and all the way through choosing a palette will be discussed in great detail during this workshop. This workshop will relate to artists interested in developing compelling characters for tattoo illustrations, as well as unique creatures for visual narratives in the entertainment, fantasy, and science fiction industries.  This live and interactive workshop is a hands-on, skill-building experience. Each installment focuses on industry and career-relevant information. All students are encouraged to bring sketching material (Wacoms, iPad Pros, and/or Paper and Pencils) as well as a means to color in your character (Color Pencils, Markers, Paint, etc.) Livestream dates: Saturdays, April 22, 29, & May 6 2017, 2 pm - 5 pm CST. This workshop is available for purchase on-demand after the livestream dates.

1.

THE ASSIGNMENT

Create a compelling creature or character for body art or your artwork from start to finish during the 3-week workshop. Jesse shares his secrets and guide the process.

2.

LIVE DEMONSTRATION

A number of live demonstrations and exercises will be completed during the workshop. Students are encouraged to ask questions and create dialogue.

3.

THE EXPERIENCE

This is an online workshop like no other. Receive one-on-one feedback and seriously  advance your character development as an illustrator and/or tattoo artist. 


A world famous tattoo artist shares his secrets.

Since the latter part of Jesse’s high school years his art has absorbed the inner workings of the urban culture.  Jesse’s goal has always been to translate his skewed perspective of the world onto paper, canvas, concrete or skin.  In 1995 spray paint became his medium of choice.  He really enjoyed the fact that he could cover a massive amount of space in a short amount of time.  The one thing that attracted him to the graffiti culture was its bent perspectives, tweaked angles and explosive color.  As he grew as an artist his influences broadened and he now draws more from inside rather than from reference. 

Over the last 15 years Jesse has gathered a lot of inspiration from over analyzing his everyday interactions with people as well as today’s political chaos.  The frustration he gathers from random situations and present day events has found its way into his art.  His overall intent is to produce an analogical mirror of situations that we, as individuals and a country, are faced with on a regular basis.   

If you would like to view more of Jesse’s work you can at:
WWW.JESSESMITHTATTOOS.COM
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/JESSESMITHTATTOO
Instagram: @Jessesmithtattoos
Twitter: Jesse__Smith


Week 1.

LECTURE & ASSIGNMENT

  • Presentation and lecture of Jesse Smith's work (tattoos, unique creatures, murals, & client work)
  • Lecture on Jesse's working process.
  • Demonstration by Jesse.
  • Students receive an assignment and demonstration on how to proceed.

Week 2.

GUIDANCE & DEMO

  • Review and critique student’s process work for the assignment. This is only guaranteed for artists enrolled in Office Hour & Mentorship tiers.
  • Additional demonstration by Jesse will be presented during this session.

Week 3.

REVIEW & CRITIQUE

  • Extensive review and critique of finished assignments by students enrolled in Office Hours and Mentorship tiers. 
  • The critique process is an extremely valuable element of the learning process.

What are you waiting for?

(ENROLLMENT CLOSES APRIL 14)

299.99
Quantity:
Add To Cart
  • Access link to 9 hours of live & online educational content, featuring Jesse Smith. Recorded versions of each session are also viewable on-demand.
  • Homework assignments developed and received directly from Jesse Smith.
  • The assignment you complete will be considered for the class' public critique during the workshop.
  • Students who sign up for this learning package are not guaranteed a critique and some will not receive a critique. 
399.99
Quantity:
Add To Cart
  • Access link to 9 hours of live & online educational content, featuring Jesse Smith. Recorded versions of each session are also viewable on-demand.
  • Homework assignments developed and received directly from Jesse Smith.
  • The assignment you complete will be considered for the class' public critique during the workshop.
  • Office hours with an Illustration Academy approved instructor - One-on-one personal review of project, and guidance with the assignment.
599.99
Quantity:
Add To Cart
  • Access link to 9 hours of live & online educational content, featuring Jesse Smith.. Recorded versions of each session are also viewable on-demand.
  • Homework assignments developed and received directly from Jesse Smith.
  • The assignment you complete will be considered for the class' public critique during the workshop.
  • Office hours with an Illustration Academy approved instructor: One-on-one personal review of project, and guidance with the assignment.
  • Complete portfolio review and professional guidance by an Illustration Academy professional.

Images: Jesse Smith

* Level of assistance from Academy Instructors is dependent on the Learning Packages selected by students.