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Happy New Years, Students!!

The January MAP Monthly was added a couple weeks back! I used a popular instagram post as the subject and I walk you through the whole process of developing the image and finishing it! Check it out, follow along, and let me know what you think!

I kept pretty quiet over the last month as I’ve been pushing through on finalizing the 2 Point Perspective course. Well, since the last update I completed and added the traditional media series & two of the Follow Along sections to the course. 

That is…I’ve added 30 videos over that time period. Yeah, just checked the exact count. 31 if you count the January MAP Monthly.

What do all those include?

The Architectural Projection project and Building Construction (exterior & interior combined). The image above comes from the Building Construction project. It’s not that scary, trust me!

Just one section left! Then I can move on putting together some other new courses! I’m thinking about working on two at the same time, but I do need to think through it a bit more. I also added update posts to the top of the 2 Point Course to make it easier to keep track of what I’ve added and so you can check out the new stuff if you’re all caught up! That will go away once the course is complete.

Do check out the subscription options up above!

More to come!
Professor Sakievich


Happy Holidays, Everyone!!

All MAP Monthlies are now updated with content for October, November & December!

Things have been quiet on my end over the last few months as I’ve moved across the country, settled into the new teaching position, working some great private students, and doing freelance! All is pretty quiet now as many people are spending time with families and making new memories.
Here’s what we have for the MAP Monthlies:
  • October – an overview of my Inktober! How to set up a challenge, manage your goals and narrow them so that it can be more successfully accomplished. Check out my Inktober Challenge on my instagram for the month of October!
  • November – a watercolor and ink sketch of another imagined vehicle and how you can think through that process.
  • December – one of my pareidolia (patterns seen in random shapes) monsters and how you can set up and plan without planning so you can craft one of those fairly quickly!
 Plus! That December one is now included in the free lesson materials for anyone that’s made a free account! Do check it out and let me know what you think!
More to come!
Professor Sakievich

All Caught Up!
I decided to go with some of the type of content I’ve been producing over on my rainlandstudios instagram. The illustration that has unexpectedly become my sketch/study page.  This is a process I use there all the time and I get tons of questions about it during live streams. It’s a very simple process and I’ve put together a video series in the MAP Monthly for September that walks you through it. I even provide the original reference shot in the lesson to follow along with!
A new live course is starting on September 14th! Check out LIVE CLASSES above and sign up. Bring a project/skill/portfolio pieces that you need to push your career goals forward!
Also Also
Back live-streaming regularly on my rainlandstudios instagram and Dlive, Twitch, & Youtube under myartprofessor. I’m also trying to regularly record my demos while teaching my university courses and those are showing up on my instagram for myartprofessor!
Thanks for checking in!
Professor Sakievich

Apologies for the deafening silence over the last few months!
Here’s what’s been going on…
Back in May, I started up the MAP Monthly series. At the same moment I completed that initial May chapter I became inundated with so much freelance work, that I could barely breath. For Months. After the beginning of the new year, I divided my efforts between completing this site and creating new portfolio pieces that I then spent about a month sending out to potential clients. That resulted in that flood of work. 
That flood put all of my lesson making plans on hold, while I tried to keep up with clients needs. I worked with 5 totally new clients.
Three were concept clients for different companies, one was an AR company, and one is a creative studio.
Then in June, I interviewed with the famous Ringling College of Art and Design, where I recently accepted a position and moved to Sarasota, Florida. I’m teaching first year foundation courses, which really are my most favorite subjects.
Now What?
Due to the recent threat of Hurricane Dorian, the Labor Day weekend, and that my schedule has settled with the new semester of courses, I had some time to sit down and complete the series of “shorter” MAP Monthly lessons. And I’m all CAUGHT UP!
I actually didn’t intend to make so many videos, but as I went through each one, it just made sense. So, there they are.
Next up is September and then onto the practical demo lessons for the 2 Point Perspective Course. The next courses are also in a state of planning once that is complete.
It’s so great to be back making this content. I hope you enjoy it. I also enabled comments on the MAP Monthly pages. I’d love your feedback on those along with requests for future topics. I think I’m gonna take things outside for September, but we’ll see.
A new live course is starting on September 14th! Check out LIVE CLASSES above and sign up. Bring a project/skill/portfolio pieces that you need to push your career forward!
Also Also
Back live-streaming regulary on my rainlandstudios instagram and Dlive under myartprofessor.
Thanks for checking in!
Professor Sakievich

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.
Professor Sakievich

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.
Professor Sakievich

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!


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