Art School Boot Camp: Transforming Ideas into Art

Christine Nishiyama, Illustrator/Writer at Might Could Studios

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6 Videos (15m)
    • A Guide from Idea to Artwork

      1:21
    • Stage 1: Sponging

      3:22
    • Stage 2: Incubating

      3:48
    • Stage 3: Building

      2:26
    • Stage 4: Revising

      2:32
    • Project Assignment

      1:01

About This Class

What makes a drawing a piece of art? What makes splotches of paint on a canvas artwork? What makes snippets of recorded scenes a masterpiece?

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To create a strong piece of art, the idea has to be strong. You could be a technical master and able to paint the human anatomy in perfect realistic detail, but if you ain’t got an idea, then you ain’t got art. The idea is king, and the idea should be the focus in artmaking.

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There are thousands of tutorials on how to master your craft: how to draw a horse, how to paint fluffy clouds…But what about a tutorial on how to develop ideas for meaningful art? And how to use those ideas to inject emotion, feeling, and intellectual thought into our work? That’s what I aim to do with this class. Instead of focusing so much on technical prowess, I hope to encourage you to focus on the emotional and intellectual investment in your work.

By the end of the class, you’ll have a new process to take your art to the next level, the confidence to step beyond studying technical craft, and a guide to start developing ideas to make the art that’s meaningful to you.

119 of 121 students recommendSee All

I really enjoyed your class. Going through your process was helpful. I can incorporate it into my own process. Thank you!
Debbie Coleman

Instagram: Kareira_Art

This is a great resource that's easy to understand, with examples and explanations on how to go about each step. I really appreciated the clarity. Anyone can have great ideas. Thank you so much for this video!
Great guide!
Micheline L.

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Christine Nishiyama

Illustrator/Writer at Might Could Studios

Hallo! I'm Christine, illustrator and writer at Might Could Studios.

I make books and comics, and I love to draw! I've worked with over 50 companies, created over 15 courses, and taught over 40,000 aspiring and established artists, helping them learn new skills, grow more confident, and develop their unique artistic styles.

I've been drawing for over 20 years, working independently for 5 years, making books for 3 years, and now I'm finally putting my books out into the wild. My ...

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