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Peter Sakievich

19.05.06. MAP Monthly & More Lessons

First off, Thanks again to everyone that follows the news here! Behold my grumpy fish!
 
9 New Videos Added Today!
 
The Practical Follow Along Project for 1 Point Perspective
First of all, I added in 4 more lessons to the practical follow along project for 1 Point Perspective! These will help you work with circles and ellipses, cones and arches as you add them on to the house! I also added the relevant follow along lessons to the free sample course(3 of them)!
 
MAP Monthly
MAP (My Art Professor) Monthly is a new monthly tutorial series available by a separate subscription, but is ALSO included at no extra cost with the lesson subscriptions! Current (and Future) subscribers should already see it in their Courses List! Each month, I’ll make a new lesson that’s about a specific subject related to popular instagram posts, frequently asked topics from subscribers or from my live-streams, or about a some narrow process or subject that doesn’t fit easily with other lessons.
 
The first one is about the watercolor, ink and gouache concepting silhouettes I make using organic randomized remixes of shapes and patterns I reference from real things or make up out of thin air based on the happy accidents available to the materials. There are five videos in total, along with hi-res scans of the silhouettes, and links to the materials.
 
Best,
Professor Sakievich

19.04.29. Huge Update! New Lessons!

First off, Thanks to everyone that follows the news here!
 
10 New Videos Added Today!
 
Sorry that it’s been so quiet here as I’ve been catching up with some necessary external efforts and while I’ve been cooking up some plans to make the current content even easier to learn!
 
I put together a follow along project that required a lot of prep time (for me) to help you learn even faster! The above image is the project that you can now start to build in the 1 Point Perspective Course as you go from theory lesson to theory lesson. After nearly every major lesson there is now a Follow Along Project Video where you build that house piece by piece. It shows how each bit of theory relates to all the others, so now the content is no longer seen in isolation. There’s also lots of short cuts and tips and tricks to show how everything builds into each other.  The entire series, 14 videos in total, is complete and the first 6 sections (8 videos) are now installed on the site and ready for you!
 
I’m also putting together a similar follow along project for the 2 Point Perspective Course. I hope to start filming it this weekend. Along with that, I also completed the final theory lessons for that course! Repeating objects and a chapter on Lighting. Now to do the follow along series and then the final demo series for architectural projection, an interior, isolated building, and composition. Those will all take some time to plan complete and I’m looking forward to jumping into them.
 
Anyway. Thank you so much for your support! I had no idea the effort this project would require! The next two courses that will follow these are also going to start production soon as I finalize the list of projects they will require and the number and type of videos they’ll need.
 
Best,
Professor Sakievich

19.03.25 2 New Lessons on Space Added to 2 Pt

Today I added 2 new lessons to the 2 Point Perspective course on discovering distance and locations and creating irregular but specific features on a wall (in this case, doors and windows) in 2 Point Perspective. Lesson descriptions were added and assignments are still pending. While these may not look as exciting as some other lessons, they do make it SO much easier to really locate the viewer’s relationship with the content of your imagination. It really puts them in their place!

If you haven’t yet, try out the forums and post your projects in progress there and to instagram (tag me there @myartprofessor).

Screenshots below from the recently added lessons!

 

19.03.18 New Lessons Added!

Today I added in 2 new lessons to the 2 Point Perspective course on creating compound circular (elliptical) objects and rotating circles & ellipses in 2 Point Perspective. Lesson descriptions were added and assignments are still pending. The lesson on compound objects is a bit…way too…long at the moment. And edited version is forthcoming once I can come up for air!

As a “behind the scenes” thought, I’m also looking at creating an addendum to both perspective courses. This is more of a “follow along process” where after each(or most) theory lessons & sections you would create a whole space or composition along with me that would apply the lessons. By the end you would come out with an entire space that would demonstrate your understanding and application of the material.

I remember being in math courses as a teenager and being frustrated that the assignments didn’t look like the examples in the textbook or class (as far as I could tell anyway…) instead of progressing from examples that were similar and then gradually changing in their appearance or application the deeper you got into the homework. So, that’s why I want to make that change and I think it will make the material more applicable to you!

Do let me know what you think in the comments below!

If you haven’t yet, try out the forums and post your projects in progress there and to instagram (tag me there @myartprofessor).

Screenshots below from the recently added lessons!

 

19.02.18 New Lessons Added

Today I added in 5 new lessons to the 2 Point Perspective course on creating & rotating perfect cubes, ellipses (horizontal & vertical), how too embed ellipses and create the basic circular primitives in 2 Point Perspective. Lesson descriptions were added and assignments are still pending.

If you haven’t yet, try out the forums and post your projects in progress there and to instagram (tag me there @myartprofessor).

Screenshots below!

 

Back to Lesson Production!

Now that the site has full launched (thank you for the subscriptions!), I can finally go back to producing new content and spend a lot less time doing graphic design on the site… Today I added in 5 new lessons to the 2 Point Perspective course on creating perfect cubes, subdivisions and primitives and a whole section on slopes & angles. Lesson descriptions were added and assignments are still pending.

If you haven’t yet, try out the forums and post your projects in progress there and to instagram (tag me there @myartprofessor).

Screenshots below!

 

The Site is Live!

I’m excited to announce that this site is live and fully operational! You can jump in and start improving your art skills NOW through the subscriptions! The first course is complete and it’s on 1 Point Perspective, which is a great place to start, even if you have ZERO drawing experience! You just need a limited a sharp pencil, ruler, paper, triangles and a compass (or your favorite digital art program!

The second course is in development and it’s on 2 Point Perspective. You’ll see me add that content in over the coming weeks as each lesson is completed!

There’s also great free content if you subscribe to the newsletter. (check your email inbox for the link to set up the free subscription content). It includes a video series (now edited and with commentary!) on an intense 2 Point Perspective illustration I did last summer, along with a selection of useful lessons from the courses. So, don’t hesitate to check it out and learn how myartprofessor.com can benefit your personal development on your artistic journey.

Do let me know what you think! I love constructive feedback so I can improve the quality of my work and teaching to better serve you.

This newblog will also see a lot more activity as I show lessons in progress, share social media posts, and other announcements!

Thank you so much for joining me here on myartprofessor.com!

Peter Sakievich

Copy after Anders Zorn’s Portrait of Ols Maria (youtube)

Copy after Anders Zorn’s portrait of Ols Maria that I did during my digital illustration class as a demo for my student. I can’t say often enough how much doing master copies of works I respect has improved my skills. I think that it may be one, if not THE, fastest way to improve your skills. There are different types of copies that will teach you different things. Relatively fast ones, like this are great for understanding the basic tonalities, colors, and design of an artist.

Try doing a series of one hour master copies. Pick ten works you love and over the next ten days paint each of them for an hour. Tag me @myartprofessor in your instagram posts or link them in the comments below. Tell me what you’ve learned!

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Copy After Velasquez’ Portrait of Juan Pareja (youtube)

I’ve been adding videos to youtube!

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had my students doing master copies as a way of practicing their newly acquired digital painting skills. This is one I did in class using Corel Painter and some old school brushes I’ve been using for over 15 years! Actual time spent was around 40 minutes (I gave the students an hour). I sped it up here to about 10 minutes.

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Manipulating Edges (youtube)

I’ve been adding videos to youtube! This is a freewheeling unedited discussion given during a recent class on how to work with edges, perhaps one of the most abused subjects in painting! I break it down into interior/exterior edges, round/flat/cornered edges, surface textures, and material qualities. For me, this really simplifies things down. I’m painting a picture of a mushroom in Adobe Photoshop using a small assortment of brushes I’ve collected over the years.

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