Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer quarter at CGMA

Hi All, Just wanted to let you know that registration for the summer term at CGMA started today. This is a great program that I really enjoy getting to teach for. Additionally, for being an on-line school it comes closest by far to replicating the on-site experience. I am currently teaching 2 classes there. If anyone has any questions, feel free to let me know.

Here are a few links for more info


Manuel PALERME said...

Dear Mr. Hampton, I am a fan now and I just want to know if it is free to register to your class via the web, or do I have to pay ?

I am a French man.


Manuel said...

Hi. Ya, unfortunately, the classes aren't free. It is run through CGMA and they are a bit on the expensive side. They are roughly $600 each, you can see their site for more details if you're interested still.
Sorry :)

Manuel PALERME said...

Well.....yes it's sad !

But I want you to know that I am a huge fan of your style and the way you teach (from what I have seen on youtube and your blogspot) and the approach you take to make drawings are interesting, and easy to learn.

As far as I am concerned, I want to master gesture drawing before I go further. You made me want to do that (with couple of artists on devianart too) ! Thank you !

I'll have one request though ! Can send you my works, to have some of your comments ? I would be very glad to have an artist, a professional like you, to correct me.

I left drawing when I was a kid, because I did not have the motivation around me, but now that know you, and your blog I take my chances !

And it's quite funny, because when I ecently came across your blogspot, I was wondering if you were still updating it. And now I have the answer. God Bless !

If it bothers you to comment my drawing because you only deal with students who register with the CGMA classes, it is okay.
But I will do with the pictures and sketches you have posted.

Still one question, though before I leave.

I have always been wondering what was the technique when artists draw two lines in a specific part of the body ? I saw this on this blog:

and it's "Week 2- Weight and Gesture Demo" and it's the last picture when you explain that the leg has a B shape in front view, and S shape in profile. In the two drawings next to those explanation, you drew two lines in V shape: for the lady it starts from her foot and opens up in V shape, and for the man, it starts from his forearm and opens down in V shape. I do no know if I made my self clear (pardon my French) but I'd like to have more details about this. Does it have to do with the line of beauty ?

Kind regards,

Manuel said...

Not a problem, Manuel.

I am glad you're returning to drawing!

I'm not sure how to answer your question on the Kevin's drawings. Those aren't mine, but from Kevin Chen, a very talented character artist and life drawing teacher. It would be best to direct your questions to him.

Warm Regards!

Manuel PALERME said...

Dear Sir,

Thank you so much !

I'll try to make something as soon as I can, but for now I have to work on my memoire (finish it)!

But I shall not rest until I submit something to you. I do no want to lose that opportunity !

Yours truly,


P.S: Do I have to give you gmail or....?

Manuel PALERME said...

Dear Mr. Hampton,

This is so kind of you to accept that I submit to you some of my gesture drawings, even if I am not registered on the CGMA class. Thank you so much !

I have one question, though !

Do I have to send you my drawings on this e-mail, ?

Kind regards,


Константин Курятник said...

Greetings from mother Russia,Mr. Hampton.=) Being a huge fan of your analytical approach at teaching, I wonder, can you list some recources on the subject of composition. I've decided to study your work mainly because i wanted to implement these knwoledge in creating harmonicly looking comps. What books whould you recommend?
Sincerely, Konstantin. said...

Here are some resources on composition, hope this helps -

I would start with the these -

Mateu-Mestre, Marcos. Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers. Design Studio Press, 2010.

Hamm, Jack. Drawing Scenery: Landscapes and Seascapes. Perigee Trade, 1988.

Recommended and or Additional Reading:

Arnheim, Rudolph. The Power of the Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts.University of California, 1988.

Arnheim, Rudolph. Visual Thinking. University of California, 1989.

Bacher, Hans. Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation. Focal Press, 2007.

Bouleau, Charles. The Painter’s Secret Geometry.

Bang, Molly. Picture This: How Pictures Work. Little Brown, 1991.

Dorr, Bothwell. Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design. Dover Publications, 1991.

Glebas, Francis. Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation. Focal Press, 2008.

Graham, Donald. Composing Pictures.

Hale, Nathan Cabot. Abstraction in Art and Nature. Dover, 1993.

Lauer, David A. Design Basics. Wadsworth Publishing, 2006.

Poore, Henry Rankin. Pictorial Composition. Dover Publications, 1976.

Parramon, Jose. Composition and Interpretation. LEMA Publications, 2001.

Payne, Edgar. Composition of Outdoor Painting. 7th edition, 2005.
DVD/ Video Resources

Jason Manely – Composition –

Glen Vippu – Composition – DVD – said...

Reading the top two first might be good :)

Shin Sisnig said...

Hi Mr. Hampton, your stuff is fantastic. On an off-note, will you ever release a digital (PDF) version of your figure drawing book? It would be handy to have as a mobile reference! said...

Thank you! I don't have any plans to release a pdf version, but I'll look into it. I think it would be a nice thing to have as well.